Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Wednesday Quartet:Dan Fair, Kris Lang, Steven Workman and Drew McGowan.

From Gypsy Jazz to Modern with HSU Jazz Combos

Four jazz combos offer a variety of styles from modern mainstream to Gypsy Jazz at the Fulkerson Recital Hall on Sunday November 13.

The quintet called High Speed Pursuit Ate My Homework features “unusual timbres and eclectic repertoire,” according to HSU jazz professor Dan Aldag. Sandy Lindop (voice and piano), Branden Lewis (trumpet), Dan Fair (guitar), Mike Cimino (bass) and Tyler Hunt (drums) take their unique approach to a Charles Mingus gospel-drenched blues and a Broadway show tune, among other selections.

The Wednesday Quartet play Gypsy Jazz first popularized by guitarist Django Reinhardt—including a Reinhardt tune. The Quartet is Drew McGowan on violin, Kris Lang and Dan Fair on guitars and Steven Workman on bass.

The Deadly Combo plays Duke Ellington, Chuck Wayne and two original tunes, on trumpet (Justin Bertolini), piano (Joel Bettencourt), bass (Max Jones) and drums (Thatcher Holvick-Norton.)

The Friday Quartet is comprised of veteran players familiar on the local jazz scene: Ari Davie (trumpet), Aber Miller (piano), Tyler Machado (bass) and Gabriel Ben-Shalom (drums.) They play a post-bop Bill Evans tune and several originals.

Four Jazz Combos perform on Sunday November 13 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. Tickets are $7 general, $3 students/seniors, from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. Free to HSU students with ID. Directed by Dan Aldag, produced by HSU Music Department.

Media: Humboldt State Now, Arcata Eye

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