Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sun, Sep 9 2018 7:30 PM


7:30pm Recent music by Ric Louchard
Ric Louchard - piano/John Worley - trumpet and flugelhorn/Dan Magay - flute and saxophones
8:30pm Noertker's Moxie performs Tricycle, part 1: Amor Fati
Annelise Zamula - alto sax, flute/Brett Carson - piano/Bill Noertker - contrabass/Jordan Glenn - drums

Ric Louchard's music combines improvisation, written out music, surprisingly personal stories and a little audience participation. He aims to create deeply expressive music and experiences.

John Worley has played in many of the San Francisco Bay Area's creative music ensembles, as well as on over 70 recordings and videos. Being adept at a multitude of styles, John has played with and backed up national and international artists in North America, Europe, and Central America such as Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Don Byron, Wayne Shorter with the Monterey Jazz Festival Chamber Orchestra, the Carla Bley and Steve Swallow Big Band, Wayne Wallace, Jon Jang, the Asian American Orchestra, Dave Pell Octet, Pete and Sheila Escovedo, Malo, and Lila Downs.

Dan Magay moved back to the Bay Area from New York in 2005 and has been performing with a wide array of groups spanning vast ranges of styles and sounds, including the Fil Lorenz Jazz Orchestra, the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Funky Buela, The Avatar Ensemble, the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, the Ernie Smalls Jazz Orchestra, Chester Smith, Donald Bailey, as well as groups of his own such as the Wind Up Trio. Presently Dan is studying classical Indian music with Satish Gadagkar.

Noertker's Moxie will be performing part two of Bill Noertker's Tricycle,a musical travel diary recounting his recent journeys in the UK and Mexico. Part 1: Amor Fati recounts the London leg of his journey and explores the re-invigoration of a friendship that has spanned four decades, Nietzsche’s concepts of eternal recurrence and amor fati, and Noertker's repeated encounters with the work of Leonora Carrington.
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