Saturday, September 8th – 7:30 pm
The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents…
The Matthew Charles Heulitt Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…
$20 cover charge;
$10 for students/musicians/low income.
Matthew Charles Heulitt – guitar
Matt Renzi – clarinet/sax
Tim Bulkley – drums
Dan Feiszli – acoustic bass
Matthew Charles Heulitt, in his guitar work and compositions, seeks the “intangible beauty that only music can communicate.” With three highly skilled and sympatico jazz colleagues well-suited to pursue the musical conversation set in motion by Heulitt, the quartet will explore new compositions, contemporary arrangements, classic jazz repertoire and simple jazz forms that lend themselves to rich possibilities.
“Heulitt’s expressive guitar is central to the music but never hijacks the compositions which are more about structure, mood and pace than exhibitionism. For sure, Heulitt can ring a great solo, but has the knack of doing so in a gradual and subtle manner not unlike Bill Frisell…”
–Ian Patterson, AllAboutJazz.com
Says Heulitt, “While my writing seems to naturally be incredibly detailed and intricate, there will be a few new things ready to unveil at this gig. Mostly, this new material is destined to become a record at some point in the near future…but with ample time to develop it and get to know it.”
It’s said that Heulitt displays an uncanny ability to weave the worlds of jazz, contemporary pop, and original music into a tapestry of soulful music. His lines on the guitar draw a constant sense of unfolding and searching that go well beyond the idioms of jazz improvisation. He has been a bandleader, teacher, and guitarist for hire in the bay area for over 20 years. During that time he worked alongside master funk drummer Zigaboo Modeliste for 15 years, and has an ongoing musical relationship with acclaimed drummer Narada Michael Walden (Jeff Beck, Weather Report, The Mahavishnu Orchestra). MCH’s self-produced jazz record “Room To Run” displays a unique, spacious, and facile command of the modern jazz sound.
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