Jazz at the Pomeroy

november 13, 2014 @ 7:30 p.l.
Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center
207 Skyline Boulevard
San Francisco, California 94132
Ameerika Ühendriigid
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door Ticket price includes a beverage; an unhosted food truck will be on site, too
About the Artists:
After years of working together on numerous projects in Tallinn, Estonia, the members of Brian Melvin’s Modern Times came together as a group in 2013. Bandleader Brian Melvin says, “This group just plays jazz the way I enjoy and hear the music. The players are very sensitive and kind.” In addition to drummer Melvin, the band features Virgo Sillamaa on guitar, Raul Sööt on saxophone, and Peedu Kass on bass.
A Bay Area native, Melvin first traveled to Estonia in 1993 to perform at the world famous Jazzkaar Festival. Ten years later, he decided to relocate to Tallinn and is now deeply involved in Estonia’s jazz music scene as a player and educator. Melvin has participated in projects of the highest level in both Estonia and the U.S. He has had recordings in the top 10 of international jazz charts and has played and recorded with Hall of Fame and Grammy Award-winning artists such as Jaco Pastorius, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, and Joe Henderson. David Kikoski, Joe Lovano, Mike Stern and many more. He also played and recorded with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musicians such as Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers.
Virgo Sillamaa is a guitarist, composer and music educator. He has performed with numerous Estonian ensembles, including the Kadri Voorand Trio, Vindpower, the Tafenau-Aimla Quintet, and the Hanna-Liina Brush Band. Sillamaa has appeared at many international jazz festivals and has composed work ranging from film scores to music for young performers.
Saxophonist and composer Raul Soot’s works are scored for a wide variety of ensembles – from jazz combos to string quartets, from big bands to symphony orchestras. His compositions and arrangements have been presented and recorded by the Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra, The Metropole Orchestra in Netherlands, Estonian Dream Big Band, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra, Pärnu Town Orchestra, XXI Century Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra and the WDR Big Band. Raul Sööt also performs frequently on the Estonian jazz scene not only as a sideman but also as a bandleader.
Bassist, composer, and arranger Peedu Kass moves and grooves with the top names in the Estonian jazz scene. Since receiving the prestigious Elion Young Jazz Talent award and releasing “Home,” his critically acclaimed debut album, Kass’s reputation as Tallinn’s most in demand bass player has grown rapidly. He has recorded Grammy Award-winners Mark Gross and Antonio Hart, as well as Django Bates, Lonnie Liston Smith, Tony Allen and the European Jazz Orchestra 2011. Kass studied double bass at the Tallinn Georg Ots Music College and the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. He received a Bachelors degree at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and is currently in the Masters program of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Kass has been an active member of the Baltic jazz and contemporary music scene since winning the acclaimed 2006 Sony Jazz Stage Competition at the age of 20.  The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ERSO) commissioned a piece from Kass, which was premiered in March 2012 at the “Estonian Music Days”. Peedu has often appeared with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, performing and premiering contemporary classical music throughout Europe.

lisa kommentaar

Sinu e-postiaadressi ei avaldata. Nõutavad väljad on tähistatud *-ga