Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Jun 22 2024 7:00 PM

Friends, mentors, collaborators, and esteemed colleagues of the late guitarist John Finkbeiner convene for an evening of music in tribute to his distinctive musical voice, in remembrance of him on what would have been his 50th birthday.

Featuring a new work composed for a 10-piece electric guitar choir by Lisa Mezzacappa, and musical tributes composed and arranged by Aaron Bennett and Charles Sharp, Cory Wright, Darren Johnston, Sheldon Brown, Jason Levis, Scott Larson, and Myles Boisen.

Saturday June 22, 7pm (doors 6:30pm)
Dresher Ensemble Studio
2201 Poplar Street Oakland, CA 94607

All are welcome, admission by donation at the door


Goggle Sax Quartet (Randy McKean, Dan Plonsey, Chris Jonas, Cory Wright)
Darren Johnston, trumpet
Scott Larson, trombone
Cory Wright, woodwinds
Sheldon Brown, woodwinds
Charles Sharp, woodwinds
Aaron Bennett, tenor saxophone
Myles Boisen, guitar
John Schott, guitar
Morris Acevedo, guitar
Karl Evangelista, guitar
Eric Vogler, guitar
Noah Phillips, guitar
John Shiurba, guitar
Nathan Clevenger, guitar
Chris Welcome, guitar
Eli Crews, electric bass
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
and others to be announced
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
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.