Another amazing aggregation graces the Bird & Beckett stage, this one led by vibraphonist Dan Neville and featuring Grammy award winning Christian Tumalan (piano), Brian Andres (drums), and Yadier Noa Chamble (bass). View the evidence here.
The quartet promises throwbacks, world premieres, and original tunes/ arrangements. Don’t miss this special collaboration!
This is the second date in a three-month/three-date residency for Dan during his brief time in the Bay Area. He was in Cali, Colombia for virtually all of 2020, and returns there in early April. Catch him now at Bird & Beckett.
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Dan Neville is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and jazz big band arranger. In 2017, he won 1st place in the 2017 Jazz Search West competition. Dan has been featured on NBCâ€™s Today Show playing vibraphone. Dan has spearheaded two successful crowdfunding campaigns: One for the release of his debut album Tenerife featuring an all-star ensemble and all original compositions (2017); and the most recent, Cali to Cali: Building a recording studio in Cali, Colombia (2019), where he studied with the master Diego ObregÃ³n. Dan has undergone several trips to Cuba and Colombia, studying music and connecting with musicians worldwide. Neville received a BA in Jazz Music at California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA. He continues to study the West African balafon with Guinean master and Griot Mohammed KouyatÃ©.
Christian Tumalan is the Grammy Award Winner in 2014 for his works as a co-leader with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra; Has been awarded on of the top keyboardists in the prestigious #39th Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2017 USA. Born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. Christian studied classical piano at the “Escuela Superior de MÃºsica” in Mexico City for a period of 10 years. Later, He turned his interests towards Jazz, a language field where he identified himself with deep passion and freedom. He then further developed his skills in pianistic live performance, Jazz and Big Band arranging, achieving 4 professional majors in Music.
Yadier Noa Chamble is a bass player from CamagÃ¼ey Cuba. He has had the opportunity to play with some of the best bands and musicians from the island, including Yasek Manzano, Boby Carcasef, Orlando Sanchez (Cubajazz), Orlando Valle (Maraca), Alfred Thompson and Caribbean Ensemble, Paulo FG y su Elite, Los Primos Jazz Project, Enrique Alvarez y su Charanga Latina, AzÃºcar Negra, and Tania Pantoja. Yadier attended the National School of Music (EÃ‘A), in Havana, Cuba, and subsequently taught bass there as a professor for 2 years.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio into a family of professional musicians it is no surprise that Brian Andres found himself drawn to the origin of all music: Rhythm. His father is a woodwinds specialist and his mother a vocalist and pianist. The house was filled with the sounds of his fatherâ€™s constant practicing and his motherâ€™s piano and voice students. After nearly being put up for adoption due to his constant banging on inanimate objects, his parents decided to embrace their obstreperous son’s undeniable talent by purchasing him a drum set and themselves earplugs.
During our year of pandemic live streams â€” twice a week and somewhat more â€” weâ€™re sticking to the â€œguaranteed fair wageâ€ figure set forth by Jazz in the Neighborhood (but 90% of the time without their subsidy). Thatâ€™s $150 per musician â€” so $450 for a trio, $600 for a quartet. We rely on the audience to get us there with your donations during the shows, backed up by neighborhood donors to our general fund (the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, a 501(c)3). Remember, the musicians are playing for YOU! Theyâ€™re not playing for â€œtipsâ€ but rather for a fair wage! And they are fabulous musicians indeed. San Franciscoâ€™s finest! Thanks for your generous support, and for contributing on behalf of those who are in perilous financial condition and canâ€™t afford to donate, but need the music all the same. Theyâ€™re welcome here, and those of you who can donate make it possible for us to present the music to them.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
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Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site