Karl Evangelista – guitar
Rei Scampavia – keys
Robert Lopez – drums
Guitarist Karl Evangelista and experimental trioÂ GrexÂ perform â€œFor Milford Graves,â€ an original composition commemorating legendary percussionist, educator and multidisciplina
Evangelista ranks among a new wave of musicians pushing the traditions of jazz and experimental music. Synthesizing the heavy legacy of contemporary improvised music with popular song and 20th century composition, he explores multicultural concepts with sonic intensity and political fervor.
To reserve a seat, call the bookshop at 415-586-3733 during store hours, noon to 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
Doors open ten minutes before showtime.
If you have a reservation, you must claim it by 7:30.
Once the shows start, we allow anyone waiting for a seat
to pay the cover and take whatâ€™s available.
Please bring proof of vaccination and a mask,
plus $20 cash for the cover charge.
Signal to Noise magazine hails Evangelista as “one of the most original instrumentalist
Evangelista has worked with Andrew Cyrille, Fred Frith, Oliver Lake, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Scott Amendola and Asian Improv aRts masters Francis Wong, Jon Jang and Hafez Modirzadeh, and other masters of the music, heralded and otherwise; brilliant musicians… His 10/23/21 discussion on the Bird & Beckett stage with colleagues Ben Goldberg, Francis Wong and Beth Schenck can be viewed here.
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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