One Night, Two Shows: Jazz Combomania
In two shows with different groups in each, HSU Jazz Combos take the Fulkerson Recital Hall stage on Sunday November 15.
Three combos (Moon Carrot, Tuesday Combo and Hindsight Bias) perform at 7 p.m. and two more (Quiet Fire and the 2:00 Combo) at 9 p.m., mixing new and classic jazz with original tunes.
For the 7 p.m. show, the quintet Moon Carrot plays two tunes by contemporary jazz group Ryan Keberle and Catharsis, two tunes by classic trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, and “Sister” by singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens, featuring vocalist Olivia Bright. Andrew Henderson is on trumpet, Craig Hull on trombone, Ryan Woempner on bass and Eric Tolfa on drums.
The Tuesday Combo (Siqueira Barros, alto sax; Leo Plummer, guitar; Christian Hower, bass; Logan Harriman, drums) goes international with tunes by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Japanese hip hop producer Nujabes, as well as “Close To You” by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
Playing classics by Miles Davis and John Coltrane, plus “Sky Turning Grey” by contemporary jazz pianist Brad Mehldau will be Hindsight Bias: Abraham Loaiza (tenor sax), Max Marlowe (piano), Ricardo Cueva (bass) and Felipe Pezzoli (drums.)
In a separate show beginning at 9 p.m., Quiet Fire plays originals by alto sax player Kyle McInnis and guitarist David Semon, as well as its version of “When You Wish Upon A Star.” The quintet includes Eric Simpson on bass, Courtney Abajian on drums and Vance Umphrey on steel pans.
The 2:00 Combo goes entirely original with compositions by band members Jake Burns (guitar), Alan Spencer (tenor sax) and Jared Margen (bass.) Mike Deason is on drums.
HSU Jazz Combos perform on Sunday November 15 at 7 p.m. and at 9 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus. Tickets are $8, $5 seniors and children, free to HSU students with ID, from HSU Box Office (826-3928) or at the door. Directed by Dan Aldag, produced by HSU Music department.
Media: Eureka Times-Standard Urge, Mad River Union, Humboldt State Now.