Sunday, Oct. 19 – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Hamir Atwal Quartet
These musicians have been playing together for years in a bunch of incredible groups. As a quartet they are in strict pursuit of beautiful melody. Hamir Atwal says: “I think for each of us, melody comes first. Then there is the importance of breath, and personal expression.” The quartet will be focusing on the music of Annette Peacock. Joining the group from New York is special guest Rob Adkins on bass.
Hamir Atwal, a Bay Area native, began playing the drums at the age of 10 and started playing professionally at the age of 18. He studied at the Berklee College of Music on scholarship studying improvisation with saxophone great Joe Lovano and trombonist/composer Hal Crook. “Studying with composers and people who don’t play your instrument really opened the way I approached music and improvising.” After graduating from Berklee, Hamir moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he has worked assiduously — and joyfully — with the most adventurous and talented musicians on the jazz and improvised music scene.
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