Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Wed, Feb 1 2023 8:00 PM

Night of the Tenor
8:00 pm Kevin Robinson solo tenor saxophone
9:00 pm Joshua Allen solo tenor saxophone

Joshua Allen has created his own personal language on the tenor saxophone, with an emphasis on polytonal and asymmetrical phrasing, as well as extending the range and sonic ability of the instrument. He does this with constant emphasis and study of the overtone series, and the generation of multiphonics from the application of this process. He is currently teaching Fellowship students at the Brubeck Institute at the University of Pacific. He was born in Berkeley, California in 1972. Like many of today’s prominent musicians, Mr. Allen was a product of the Berkeley public school system, studying saxophone starting at the age of nine under Phil Hardymon. He went on to study with such prominent Bay Area musicians as Bill Aron, Joe Henderson, and Rory Snyder. With his focus squarely on jazz composition and performance, Mr. Allen moved to Southern California in the early nineties to study with Rick Helzer at San Diego State. He became active in the Latin Jazz community, and worked with various musicians such as Dennis Chambers, and Eddie Palmieri. Mr. Allen’s return to the Bay Area in the mid 90s to finish his Bachelors degree at Sonoma State. His association with saxophonist Marco Eneidi led to working relationships with musicians such as Glen Spearmann, Matthew Goodheart, Damon Smith, and eventually Cecil Taylor.

Steeped in the study of the powers of vibration, Kevin Robinson, Baltimore native saxophonist/composer will play a solo set at the Luggage Store Gallery. Kevin leads a variety of group configurations under the banner of KREation in the Bay Area with instrumentation and configurations ranging from a 12 piece band to quartets, trios, duets etc.
KREation on bandcamp

$10-20 sliding (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Masks welcome indoors.
Vaccination and booster shots highly recommended.
If you feel ill, please do not attend.

Cost: $10-20 sliding
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play: