Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, Apr 11 2019 8:00 PM


Live@VAMP presents Ben Goldberg & Mike McGinnis

About Ben Goldberg
Clarinetist Ben Goldberg has worked in the avant-garde world with heavies like John Zorn, Nels Cline and Myra Melford. He also formed the New Klezmer Trio in 1992, was part of the acoustic chamber group Tin Hat and has led many of his own groups.

About Mike McGinnis
Multi-reedist and composer Mike McGinnis is a musical explorer unbound by stylistic barriers, unwaveringly individual, curious, and open-minded. As a clarinetist and saxophonist, McGinnis can swing in the straight ahead tradition, improvise on the most distant edge of the avant-garde, or navigate the meticulous turns of a contemporary classical composition. With every new release, he further reveals his passion for traversing musical genres. As a composer, McGinnis skillfully blurs these boundaries, working from a deeply imaginative space that has led DownBeat magazine to hail him as “a bold musician who… follows the road less traveled.”

McGinnis’ penchant for experimentation has led him to work with a dizzyingly impressive array of artists – from jazz innovators like Anthony Braxton, Alice and Ravi Coltrane, Hank Roberts, Ben Goldberg, Steve Coleman, and Lonnie Plaxico, to indie rock mainstays Yo La Tengo, to the Afro-Baroque Stew & the Negro Problem. He has performed on Broadway in the Tony-winning show Fela!, has co-led several ensembles, and has appeared as a soloist or sideman on over 60 recordings. For three consecutive years he has been listed in the Clarinet “Rising Star” category by the DownBeat magazine international critics poll.

Doors: 7:30 Show:8pm
$5 Suggested Donation
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