The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents…
Karl Evangelista, guitar
Jason Hoopes, bass
Scott Amendola, drums
$20 cover charge; $10 for students, musicians, low income
â€œIf Scott Amendola didnâ€™t exist, the San Francisco music scene would have to invent him.â€ – Derk Richardson, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Scott Amendola is a gleefully funny guy, and a brilliant musician to boot. He engages everyone he meets, musically and in yr average neighborhood bookstore. We’re glad he’s coming, in such company! Do come!
In some circles, Amendola is best known for his intermittent two-decade collaborationwith seven-string guitar wizard Charlie Hunter, with whom he connected shortly aftermoving to the Bay Area in 1992. They went on to play together with John Schott and Will Bernard in the three-guitar-and-drums combo T.J. Kirk, which earned a Grammynomination for its eponymous 1996 debut album. After years of occasional gigs, theyteamed up again in 2011 in a tough and sinewy duo. They spent five years touringincessantly and released two acclaimed albums: 2012â€™s recession-inspired Not GettingBehind is the New Getting Ahead and 2013â€™s Pucker, the latter showcases Amendolaâ€™smelodically inspired tunes.Â Over a career spanning more than three decades, Scott Amendola has forged deep ties across the country, and throughout the world. As an ambitious composer, savvy bandleader, electronics explorer, first-call accompanist, and capaciously creative foil for some of the worldâ€™s most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his wide-ranging rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. Heâ€™s never more than one degree away from a powerful musical hook-up.
â€œâ€¦drummer/signal-treater Scott Amendola is both a tyrant of heavy rhythm and an electric-haired antenna for outworldly messages (not a standard combination).â€ Greg Burk, LA Weekly
For Scott Amendola, the drum kit isnâ€™t so much an instrument as a musical portal. An ambitious composer, savvy bandleader and capaciously creative foil for some of the worldâ€™s most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. His closest musical associates include guitarists, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Charlie Hunter, Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades, violinists Regina Carter and Jenny Scheinman, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, players who have each forged a singular path within and beyond the realm of jazz.Within just the past few months, Scott has joined forces with guitarist Pat Metheny for a pair of concerts in Hawaii and with Laurie Anderson for a night of improvisation at SFJAZZ. As a sideman, Amendola has performed and recorded with a vast, stylistically varied roster of artists, including Bill Frisell, John Zorn, Mike Patton, Mondo Cane, John Scofield, Cibo Matto, John Dieterich from Deerhoof, Wadada Leo Smith, Bruce Cockburn, Madeleine Peyroux, Joan Osborne, Jacky Terrasson, Shweta Jhaveri, Phil Lesh, Sex Mob, Kelly Joe Phelps, Larry Klein, Carla Bozulich, Wayne Horvitz, Johnny Griffin, Julian Priester, Sonny Simmons, Pat Martino, Jim Campilongo, Bobby Black, Larry Goldings, Paul McCandless, Rebecca Pidgeon, and the Joe Goode Dance Group.
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