8pm - Elijah Shiffer and the Robber Crabs
Elijah Shiffer - alto sax, Andrew Shillito - guitar/banjo, Mat Muntz - bass, Matt Honor - drums
The Robber Crabs are a collective for exploring the rare genre of avant-trad jazz. Their style pits early jazz from the 1910s-'20s against contemporary avant-garde improvisational and compositional techniques. They will be recording later this summer.
9pm - Yuhan Su Quintet ft. Ralph Alessi
Yuhan Su - Vibraphone , Ralph Alessi - Trumpet, Alex LoRe - Alto Saxophone, Pablo Menares - Bass, Nathan Ellman-Bell - Drums
A native of Taiwan, New York-based vibraphonist/composer Yuhan Su will present a series of new music entitled Viaje featuring her quintet with special guest Ralph Alessi. Since the release of her second record A Room Of One's Own, the album has been
listed on the Best of 2016 in Downbeat magazine and received numerous music awards and nominations including the Best Jazz Album of the Year and Best Instrumentalist Award from 2016 Golden Indie Award in Taiwan. ‘Like the best fiction, it’s entirely enveloping’ - Downbeat (December 2016)
10pm - Matterhorn
John Blevins - Trumpet, effects, Drew Williams - Bass Clarinet, effects, Jeff McLaughlin - Guitar, effects, Adam Hopkins - Electric Bass, Nathan Ellman-Bell - Drums
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. Matterhorn create a genre-defying music of explosive horn lines searing through churning, ever-shifting rhythmic patterns.
"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