“Over his career and small discography, bandleader Darrell Katz has forged an identity as a progressive and creative orchestrator of new music in a way that few can claim…”
All Music, Michael G. Nastos
This group began as the JCA Sax Quartet, (which has always had, including vocalist Rebecca Shrimpton, five members), and was expanded to include violin and marimba. They will be performing bold and adventurous new music an engaging ensemble that will have you imagining how to categorize the band.
This adventurous multi-stylistic music has a wide range of influences and directions: blues, contemporary chamber music, Jazz, tango, collective improvisation, world music, and more are all part of it. Katz’s Jazz Composers Alliance has been presenting new music since 1985.
The performers are:
Alto saxophones: Lance Van Lenten and Rick Stone
Tenor, soprano and sopranino saxophone: Phil Scarff
Baritone Saxophone and bass clarinet: Melanie Howell Brooks
Violin and piano: Helen Sherrah-Davies
Vibraphone and Marimba: Vessela Stoyanova
Voice: Rebecca Shrimpton
Music is by Darrell Katz, with additional music by Helen Sherrah-Davies. One of OddSong’s and Darrell Katz’s more recent pieces, “Outta Horn” celebrates the night John Coltrane ran out of horn. OddSong’s crtically acclaimed first CD, Jailhouse Doc With Holes In Her Socks, was released October, 2016.
$15 Cover @ the Door ($10 Students & Seniors) / Doors Open @ 7:30pm
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