Friday, September 2 – 7:30pm
The Autonomous Region
Caroline Cabading, vocals
Jonathan Bautista, saxophone
Ben Luis, bass
Harold Ohashi, drums
Vince Khoe, keyboard
Chris Planas, guitar
$25 cover charge (cash at the door, please)
Doors open at 7:20pm for the 7:30pm show.
Reservations: Call 415-586-3733
The Autonomous Region plays kul jazz, putting a kulintang spin on jazz standards and original compositions.
The group, led by vocalist Caroline Cabading, was founded in 2015 as the house band for the Club Mandalay, a pop-up jazz club in the International Hotel Manilatown Center on Kearny & Jackson Streets, just off Columbus Avenue, in San Francisco’s North Beach/Chinatown district. The Club Mandalay is a community-engagement project emphasizing family friendly and affordable live music, spoken word and dance presentations. Within this environment of creative support, The Autonomous Region has been exploring and presenting original compositions fusing jazz with the pre-colonial tribal music of the Philippines, creating along the way a genre they’ve dubbed Kul Jazz, named after the traditional kulintang music of Mindanao, Philippines.
Approaching 2023, The Autonomous Region looks forward to continuing its community building work at the I-Hotel and Club Mandalay and stretching their creative wings with ever more jazz arrangements and Kul Jazz compositions.
Autonomous will start the evening this Friday at Bird & Beckett with a set of jazz standards followed by a second set featuring songs from “Sugilanon,” their suite of original tunes informed by the pre-colonial rhythmic and melodic motifs of the Philippines, telling stories of the Filipino-American experience in San Francisco from 1904-1983.
The Autonomous Region will return to Bird & Beckett on Thursday, September 15, when they’ll be on hand for a Glen Park community party we throw once a quarter, to help us celebrate neighborhood merchant, icon and 2022 AAPI Heritage Month honoree Marian Dalere, owner/operator of Dalere’s Salon, the oldest business in Glen Park, founded by Marian’s mom, Glory, in 1968.
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.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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