Dave Rocha has built his reputation on the San Francisco jazz scene for his work on trumpet and flugelhorn since coming to prominence in the past 20 years; likewise, he’s done significant work and built followings in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. His list of bandstand associations with great players is long and solid.
For this gig, Dave is bringing in a stellar trio with Bob Brumbeloe on guitar and Chuck Bennett on bass. Having played with each other on numerous gigs, they’re sensitive to each other’s styles, making for great energy and spontaneous creativity in their musical interactions. The combination of trumpet, guitar and bass makes for a unique combination and balance of instrumental tones from the three instruments, and the absence of drums creates a singular and wonderfully open space in which to solo.
The trio will perform a wide range of tunes for the Bird & Beckett audience that will include some original material, compositions both familiar and likely new to your ears by such jazz giants as John Coltrane, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Billy Childs, Jimmy Heath, Chick Corea and many more.
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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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site