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Sat, May 18 2019 8:00 PM

Oaktown Jazz Workshops
55 Washington St. Oakland, CA 94607

David Slusser's little-big-band pays tribute to visionary composer-philosopher SUN RA's 105 birth anniversary.
New arrangements, vocals and electronics updates last year's amazing concert at the California Jazz Conservatory. Great soloists weave in and out of the supporting ensemble as the band covers Sun Ra's journey from forward-looking big band to the frontiers of improvisation and electronic instruments.

Band Members and Instrumentation: Chris Clarke -trumpet, Mara Fox -trombone, Aaron Bennett -alto sax, flute, David Boyce (Broun Fellinis) -tenor & soprano sax, David Slusser -soprano & baritone sax, flute, bass clarinet, electronics, Terry Rodriguez -keyboards, Joe McKinley (Ra veteran) -bass, Greg German -drums,
Cecilia Long - guest vocalist.

This performance is part of Jim Bennett's In The Moment concert series, in conjunction with Musically Minded Academy and the Oaktown Jazz Workshops.
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Artist Bio

David Slusser is a musician and sound artist residing in Oakland since 1977. He continues to work at
Skywalker Sound in Marin County in the film sound profession. He has worked often as a music editor for directors Francis Coppola, George Lucas (1993 Emmy for Sound Editing) and David Lynch, with whom he has co-composed music for his films. On his own he has composed for documentaries and public radio, as well as his jazz group Rubber City, co-founded with the late Ralph Carney. His sound design is in the collections of both the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Contempory Art in Los Angeles, though heard far more often in 90s television commercials. He began an association with composer John Zorn in the mid 80s, touring and contributing to recordings. Two prizes in the 1999 Julius Hemphill Composition Awards went to Slusser, including First Prize for jazz orchestra.

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Cost: $15