Friday, June 21st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Scott Foster Quartet
with vocalist Sandra Aran
featuring the arrangements of Omar Aran
jazz in the bookshop
since October 2002
Guitarist Scott Foster brings in a group tailored made for the occasion each third Friday of the month, and tonight his long-time collaborator, the percussionist Omar Aran brings arrangements of music inspired by the great Wes Montgomery/Wynton Kelly quartet of the mid-1960s.
Omar Aran was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He began playing the drums at the age of sixteen. He began his professional jazz career in 1996, performing and recording with jazz musicians from Mexico, as well as international artists such as Osmany Paredes, Gustavo Bergalli, Ken Baseman and Lila Downs. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004, where he has had the opportunity to collaborate with local musicians, including Mark Levine, Michael Wolff, Peppino de Agostino and his sister Sandra Aran. He has also taught percussion workshops at the Bay School, the Urban School and San Francisco City College.
"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."
-- Job Harriman, 1902
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