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Friday, May 24th – 8:30-10:00pm
The Rent Romus Spirit Quartet

Eli Knowles – drums;
Quinn Gerard – bass;
Brett Carson – piano;
Rent Romus  – saxophone.

$20 cover charge; byob.

A titan of the San Francisco avant garde scene, both as a saxophonist and with his record label, Edgetone, Rent Romus has just recently established the Spirit Quintet, with a chemistry that’s given him a massive infusion of positive energy.

Rent has long led the Lords of Outland, a free improvisation unit; the Life’s Blood Ensemble, a composition-based contemporary group; and the Otherworld Ensemble, a Finnish/American collective exploring new perspectives in heritage and traditional folk. Over the years, he has recorded well over 50 albums, exploring a wide variety of musical settings which have included beat poet founder ruth weiss, and creative music pioneers Chico Freeman, John Tchicai, and Vinny Golia, Teppo Hauta-aho, Heikki Koskinen, Thollem McDonas, Stefan Pasborg, Marcos Fernandez, and Ernesto Diaz-Infante to name a few.

He is also the founder of Edgetone Records, a community driven label with over 30 years of independent music production, and is the creator of Outsound Presents, an all-volunteer, musician-run non-profit music presenting organization.

His work on the saxophone has been dubbed “ferocious” by the San Francisco Weekly and “central to the creative music world of the West Coast” by writer Frank Rubolino.

“Romus has a bold sound, unmistakable sincerity and conviction.”  –Downbeat, USA


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