Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Tue, Apr 30 2019 7:30 PM


Way Out West Concert Series - Lisa Mezzacappa Tangle Trio

CJC's Way Out West Concert Series provides composer-performers from the Bay Area and beyond with a Tuesday evening showcase for forward-looking original work in jazz and related genres. Join us weekly in Rendon Hall for Way Out West!

Sheldon Brown, saxophone and clarinets
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Kjell Nordeson, drums

Lisa Mezzacappa’s new power trio makes its debut in the Way Out West series with a set of extroverted and exploratory music by some of the Bay Area’s most accomplished and versatile improvisers. Swedish drummer Kjell Nordeson has toured the world in cantankerous avant jazz groups fronted by Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, and others; and has also studied intricate contemporary chamber repertoire with percussion guru Steven Schick. Kjell and Mezzacappa reunite after a hiatus that followed their collaboration nearly a decade ago in the quartet Cylinder, with Aram Shelton and Darren Johnston. Sheldon Brown, a vital part of the Bay Area creative music community for nearly 30 years, is universally in-demand for his breathless virtuosity on an assortment of woodwinds, and known for a keen musical mind that synthesizes many musical approaches, from microtonal music to big band swing, into a musically complete and distinctive whole. He has toured internationally with Omar Sosa, and plays locally with the Clubfoot Orchestra, Ian Cary Group, Electric Squeezebox Orchestra and Clarinet Thing, and leads several of his own ensembles.
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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.