Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Thu, May 21 2020 8:00 PM

Online/EventBrite and Youtube
1905 Adeline Street, Oakland

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About this Event
Vibraphonist Dillon Vado, and dancer Molly Levy, present a one hour online concert with music, dance, and guided movement from Fremont Abbey in Seattle, Washington. This concert is intended to be an invitation for reflection and deepening connection back to yourself and sense of groundedness during a seemingly groundless time. With some guided movement from Molly, original music and arrangements by Dillon and a few collaborations together, you’re invited to appreciate all the life in this collective moment of stillness together.

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Molly Levy is originally from Berkeley, CA. She trained at Berkeley City Ballet and SF SotA and graduated from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program. Molly has performed with artists and companies throughout the Pacific Northwest, Bay Area, and East Coast including the Seattle Opera, LED, Cantankerous Creatures, Equus Projects, Kate Wallich’s YC2, House of Verlaine, Katie Scherman + Artists, and Cameo Lethem, among others. Her work has also brought her beyond contemporary dance into live theater performance and movement direction, burlesque, and visual art. Beyond performance Molly teaches movement to people of all ages, toddlers to seniors and everyone in between. She is an artist with Fremont Abbey Arts Center and co-teaches Dance Undercurrent Community Class at the Abbey.

Dillon Vado is a drummer and vibraphonist in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a graduate of the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. He grew up in San Jose, where he played many small club gigs on drums and marched snare drum for the Santa Clara Vanguard. He has recorded at Fantasy Studios, and played with many musicians at The Freight and Salvage, Yoshi’s, and the SF Jazz Center. He has also performed overseas at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. Dillon has performed with Art Lande, Hafez Modirzadeh, Royal Hartigan, Marcus Shelby, Erik Jekabson, Jeff Denson, Alan Hall, Jovino Santos Neto, Marcos Silva and Kate McGarry. In 2014, Dillon won 1st place in the Jazz Search West soloist competition on vibraphone. Dillon was also acknowledged as the Most Promising Young Jazz Artist of 2017 from the Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Awards. He can be heard playing both drums and vibes on recent recordings with Alan Hall’s Ratatet, The Jeff Denson Quartet, and Erik Jekabson’s Electric Squeezebox Orchestra and leads several of his own projects, including Never Weather, The Table Trio, and Beyond Words: Jazz and Poetry. Blissonance by Never Weather is his debut album as a band leader and was just released in January on Bay Area Label, Ridgeway Records.

May 2020:

Abbey Arts will not be hosting public gatherings at our venues in Seattle until Public Health guidelines allow.

Because producing streaming music & arts falls within essential services as described in Governor Inslee's stay-at-home order, we are able to present select events online with all standard healthy distancing and Public Health practices in place at all times during the production process.

We believe music and the arts are incredibly helpful for mental health, whether in a time of quarantine or not. In addition to providing a much-needed service to the community, we are also creating financial opportunity for artists whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by the ongoing public health crisis.



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