Friday, April 19th – 9:00-10:00 pm
Kenny Warren Quartet
one hour-long set: don’t be late!
Trumpet player Kenny Warren touring from his base New York City is joined by San Francisco players Raffi Garabedian, sax; Miles Wick, bass; Jon Arkin, drums. $10-20 sliding scale cover charge.
Kenny Warren has been active in New York’s improvised music scene since 2006. His quartet’s 2017 release “Thank You for Coming to Life” on Whirlwind Recordings has been hailed as “Boldly creative and superbly orchestrated… A masterful album… Stunning” by France’s Radio REC. He has released two LPs with his song-writing outfit Laila and Smitty which Bird is the Worm calls “massively genuine and unabashedly heart-on-the-sleeve open and honest.” He is a frequent collaborator/sideman in a number of NYC music circles. Kenny grew up in Denver, CO, a city with a rich tradition of creative trumpet playing. You can listen and buy Kenny’s music on Bandcamp.
Raffi Garabedian (tenor saxophone) hails from Berkeley, California, and attended Berkeley High School, where he was a member of their award-winning Jazz Ensemble. He went on to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music from 2006-2010, where he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts and studied with such musicians as Bill McHenry, Mark Turner, Chris Cheek, Tony Malaby, and Andrew Cyrille. Raffi has recorded and performed with a variety of artists, including Jorge Rossy, Ben Street, and Dayna Stephens. He helped found the brass band Brass Magic, and plays with the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra in San Francisco. In 2017 he released his debut trio record featuring drummer RJ Miller and bassist Klaus Nørdgaard which can be heard and purchased on Bandcamp.
Friday’s performance will feature compositions by both Kenny and Raffi.
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