Karl Evangelista's Kaibigan Quartet & Nathan Clevenger Group 7pm $7-10
The Song & Dance Trio is Karl Evangelista on guitar, Cory Wright on saxophone & Jordan Glenn on drums.
Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista ranks among a new wave of creative musicians grounded in jazz, 20th century experimentalism, and popular song, exploring the place of multiculturalism and ethnic co-existence in an increasingly post-cultural, trans-idiomatic cultural space. Evangelista’s music has been called “essential current-and-future listening,” a “near-seamless blend of modern jazz, contemporary structuralist composition, indie rock, and blues rock” (Tiny Mix Tapes). This complex, powerful aesthetic fosters an “otherworldly experience” that is “completely original” (Eugene Weekly).
Composer/guitarist Nathan Clevenger was born in Oakland, California and has been composing music informed by his voracious consumption of jazz, classical, and popular music from around the world, and an obsession with the written word, from an early age.
Since 2003, Nathan’s main musical outlet has been the cryptically-titled Nathan Clevenger Group. Recent gigs of note include appearances at the 2016 SF Friends of Chamber Music SFMusic Day, the 2015 Switchboard Music Festival, and a featured night as part of the Best Coast Composer Series at the SF Center for New Music (also featuring a selection of pieces for solo winds and the extended quartet piece “The Seamless Sea”). The Group has released two albums (2010’s The Evening Earth, on Evander Music, and Observatory, released in 2013) and hopes to record a 3rd release in 2017, tentatively titled Stateless. With the addition of a 2nd percussionist in 2015, the Group’s current music has added an additional layer of rhythmic counterpoint to the already dense melodic counterpoint. The band currently features Kasey Knudsen (alto sax), Cory Wright (tenor sax, clarinet), Rachel Condry (bass clarinet, clarinet), Sam Bevan (bass), Jason Levis (drums/percussion) and either Jon Arkin (drums) or Tim DeCillis (vibraphone).