Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Fri, Apr 5 2019 8:00 PM

Band Members and Instrumentation

Ratatet: Alan Hall-drums, Paul Hanson-bassoon and sax, Sheldon Brown-sax and clarinet,
John Gove-trombone, Dillon Vado-vibes and percussion, Greg Sankovich-keyboards,
Jason Muscat-bass

Mo'Fone: Jeremy Steinkoler-drums, Larry De La Cruz-alto sax, Jim Peterson-bari sax

Never Weather: Dillon Vado-drums, Josh Reed-tpt., Aaron Wolf-sax, Justin Rock-guitar,
Tyler Harlow-bass

Artist/Group Bio(s)

Band Bios/Blurbs

Never Weather
is a jazz-inspired quintet led by percussionist and composer, Dillon Vado. Dillon’s original compositions borrow influences of Free Jazz, Rock and Chamber Music to make exciting arrangements that allow for genuine improvisations each performance. Never Weather has 5 distinct personalities within the band and strives to make music that showcases each voice of the group, while simultaneously exploring complex emotional themes. Never Weather just finished recording their debut album, Blissonance, which will be released on Ridgeway Records.

"A minimal but mighty romp!" -East Bay Express
"If Mo'Fone doesn't blow your socks off, you're not paying attention."
"One of the hottest bands to surface in a long while"
"Like a furious detachment of the Tower of Power horns."
"My favorite album of the year by far" -Contra Costa Times
"Snaps and crackles like James Brown's Famous Flames mixed with a New Orleans second line."

“Ratatet blew me away...Zappa and Mingus would’ve loved this....the players are world class.”- Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Review of “Heroes, Saints and Clowns”

“…what sets Ratatet apart…is Hall’s finely calibrated compositional sensibility, which balances muscular grooves with multidirectional melodic lines, lush chords and lapidary voicings.”- Andrew Gilbert

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Cost: $20