Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Sep 29 2017 6:00 PM

Copperfield's Books
850 4th St. San Rafael

Jazz in the Neighborhood presents the tbd Quartet, whose name reflects the instrumentation of trumpets, bass and drums. Representing T for trumpets are Mario Guarneri and Erik Jekabson. B for bass will be Lisa Mezzacappa and D for drums is Vijay Anderson. Together they perform linear jazz created through implied harmonies and stretching of traditional forms.

The original music of the tbd Quartet was written with this ensemble’s particular instrumentation in mind. The band’s compositions often grow from a small idea and are developed by each member of the group. For the tbd Quartet, the line is the most important element as it determines the direction and expresses the emotion and story of the music.

This free concert is a collaboration between Jazz in the Neighborhood and Copperfield’s Books, which provides use of their space. Though there is no income from ticket sales, Jazz in the Neighborhood pays each musician a guaranteed fair wage. To make these concerts possible, we depend on contributions from our JITN membership, audience members, and sponsors such as Magic Flute and Bananas at Large. We extend our thanks and appreciation for your continuing support, because we couldn’t do it without you!

Cost: none
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
avantNOIR, a suite of compositions for jazz quartet plus guests, is a musical companion to the crime novels of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster. All music by Lisa Mezzacappa.