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Saturday, June 1st – 7:30–10:00 pm
Patrick Wolff Quartet and Sextet
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

Patrick Wolff, tenor saxophone
Richard Sears, piano
Josh Thurston Milgrom, bass
Hamir Atwal, drums

Patrick Wolff, tenor saxophone
Matt Renzi, reeds
Erik Jekabson, trumpet
Richard Sears, piano
Josh Thurston Milgrom, bass
Hamir Atwal, drums


This evening will feature two distinct sets of original music and arrangements by Patrick Wolff. The first will focus on recent works, composed for a soon-to-be-released record with free jazz legend Louis Moholo-Moholo. These are loose compositions that live in the thematic and harmonic world of the South African expatriate jazz that Moholo-Moholo helped invent throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Wolff’s associations with pianist Richard Sears and drummer Hamir Atwal stretch past a decade; their own deep improvisational approaches make them ideal partners, and bassist Josh Thurston Milgrom’s fusing of melody and pulse will keep the heat on.

In the second set, the band will add trumpeter Erik Jekabson and reedman Matt Renzi, both modern virtuosos, to explore some works from Wolff’s sextet music. These pieces are moody, diversely textured compositions that borrow from tango, flamenco, and early jazz to create a rich and fluid palette of sounds.

“A highly expressive saxophonist who spent his formative years in New York City honing a post-bop sensibility, Patrick Wolff has found his voice arranging and composing for a melodically charged sextet. Featuring a brilliant array of Bay Area talent, the ensemble swoops and glides through Wolff’s intricate charts, generating tremendous excitement as serpentine lines diverge and converge to create sumptuous harmonies.” –Andrew Gilbert

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