MATTERHORN - 9pm
An electrifying confluence of jazz, rock, and the avant-garde, Matterhorn's eponymous debut album was co-produced by Shane Endsley of the acclaimed post-rock/jazz outfit Kneebody and released on pfMENTUM records. John Blevins (Trumpet/Compositions), Drew Williams (Bass Clarinet/Compositions), Jeff McLaughlin (Guitar), Jesse Bielenberg (Bass), and Nathan Ellman-Bell (Drums) create a genre-defying music of explosive horn lines searing through churning, ever-shifting rhythmic patterns.
A member of the adjunct faculty of New York University and an executive board member of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, Blevins has performed around the world with a long, diverse list of artists—as have the members of Matterhorn. Performing across the U.S., Europe, and Asia at venues such as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Taichung Jazz Festival, Banff Jazz Workshop, The Blue Note NYC and Tokyo, The Apollo Theater, The Public Theater, Union Chapel in London, and the Fillmore in San Francisco, they have worked with such artists as Spike Lee, Sam Rivers, Lenny White, Stew & Heidi Rodewald, The Brawner Brothers, Uri Caine, Kenny Werner, Ari Hoenig, Alan Ferber, Ralph Alessi, Michael Formanek, Shane Endsley, Drew Gress, Michaël Attias, and Brad Shepik among others.
"As far as debut recordings go, Matterhorn is about as good as it gets…cogent, beautifully realized—both compositionally and in its execution—and a joy to listen to.” — Dave Wayne, AllAboutJazz.com
BRENDAN EDER ENSEMBLE - 10:00pm
With a talented cast of young musicians, LA native composer and drummer Brendan Eder creates a blend of classical, electronic, hip-hop, experimental rock, and exotica. Stravinsky, Deerhoof, Erik Satie, Aphex Twin, Les Baxter and Miles Davis are just a few of the influences that you can hear in Eder's music. The ensemble features woodwinds, electric bass, and drum set.
“It will broaden your horizons and feed your brain.” Radio Free Silverlake
“...whimsical, jazzy explorations (that) make woodwinds sound like the sexiest things on the planet.” Buzzbands LA
“Expansive in range, moving from crisp classical sounds with a driving jazzy and at time hip-hop beat.” Boston Survival Guide.
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$15 General Admission
$10 Students (21+)