Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Dec 7 2017 8:00 PM

8pm sauti kelele
Jordan Boyd - drums, Robert Kirby - guitar/synth, Cameron Thomas - percussion, Gorge Casa - reeds/effects
9pm Murray/Whalen
Kevin Murray - drums, Michael Whalen - vibes

sauti kelele is Jordan Boyd on drums and percussion, Robert Kirby on guitar and synth, Cameron Thomas on percussion, synth and bass and Gorge Casa on saxophone and effects. sauti kelele means sound noise in Swahili. sauti kelele strives to explore the wide range of human experience through a diverse range of sonic explorations and music. sauti kelele focuses on performing original music compositions and improvisational material.

Believing that the vibraphone is one of the most underutilized and generally undeveloped acoustic instruments today, Michael Whalen seeks to increase awareness for the little known flexibility and many textures that it provides with his musicality and performances. He studied with Ed Saindon, one of the greatest virtuosos on vibes and a master technician, at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Awarded a scholarship upon his admission, he graduated with a degree in Performance in the Fall of 2016 after 2 and a half years of study.
Drummer Kevin Murray has been involved in the Creative Music scene since he was first introduced to the music via a workshop and performance with bassist William Parker in 2012. Since then, he has been a regular member of San Jose-based trumpeter Eddie Gale's various ensembles, and has also performed alongside Nicole Mitchell and Peter Kuhn. He is currently a member of two duo projects - with vibraphonist Michael Whalen, and Parhelion, with keyboardist and electronic artist Nathan Ho.

Cost: $6-15 sliding