New music for jazz sextet by the Lisa Mezzacappa Six, inspired by Italo Calvinoâ€™s stories on the history of the universe â€“ developed in a series of salon performances at Bird & Beckett and concluding Saturday, November 3rd.
Aaron Bennett, tenor sax
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Mark Clifford, vibes
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums
& Work-in-Progress Salons
4 Thursdays at 7:30pm
April 19/May 24/July 5/Sept 13
$10 Suggested Donation
Saturday, Nov 3 at 7:30pm
$20 cover charge
Over a series of Thursday evening salons, Lisa and her colleagues are developing an original suite of music inspired by Calvinoâ€™s supremely imaginative stories of incidents in the history of the universe and the invisible forces at work in the cosmos.
Mezzacappaâ€™s sensibility as a composer â€œembraces the full panorama of jazz sound and feeling, from bluesy grooves to abstract soundscapes, playful collective improvisation and richly layered melodies that blend electric and acoustic textures.â€ Her suite of music for this same ensemble, avantNOIR, was drawn from crime novels by Hammett and Auster,Â and earned a 4-1/2 star review in Downbeat Magazine in 2017. avantNOIR was performed at SFJazz as well as Bird & Beckett and other venues. We welcome her and her colleagues back to Bird & Beckett with unbridled enthusiasm.
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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