Electric Squeezebox Orchestra with special guest Harvey Wainapel - SOTA fundraiser

Doc's Lab and Jazz in the Neighborhood Present

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra with special guest Harvey Wainapel - SOTA fundraiser

SOTA (School of the Arts) Latin Ensemble

Sun, April 30, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm

Doc's Lab

San Francisco, CA

$20.00

This event is all ages

Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra
Electric Squeezebox Orchestra
The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra is a 17 piece big band based in San Francisco that plays music composed and arranged by its members. Led by trumpeter Erik Jekabson, the band currently consists of Erik, Henry Hung, Darren Johnston, Doug Morton and Dave Scott on trumpets, Rob Ewing, Danny Lubin-Laden, Patrick Malabuyo and Richard Lee on trombones, Sheldon Brown and Larry Delacruz on alto saxes, Mike Zilber and Marcus Stephens on tenor saxes, Charlie Gurke on baritone sax, and the rhythm section of Dan Zemelman, piano; Jordan Samuels, guitar; Tommy Folen, bass; and Hamir Atwal, Alan Hall and Eric Garland rotating on drums. However, you'll catch many of the Bay Area's top jazz musicians subbing into the band every week. The band's debut CD "Cheap Rent" is available on the OA2 record label.
Harvey Wainapel
Harvey Wainapel
"Wainapel proves that he is amongst the most imaginative, sensitive and creative saxophonists of the
post-Coltrane era…" ––The San Francisco Examiner

"Wainapel displayed incredible intimacy with the language of Brazilian music and great stage presence…"
––O Globo (Rio de Janeiro)


Can a man serve two masters?

If the cat in question is Bay Area reed expert Harvey Wainapel, and the disciplines are jazz and Brazilian music, the answer is a resounding yes. A supremely eloquent clarinetist and a saxophonist of unusual presence and power, Wainapel is a truly ambidextrous artist who has delved deeply into two vast and variegated traditions. Of course, musical currents have ebbed and flowed between the two continental nations for much of the past century, and Wainapel is fully at home at the confluence of those influences (he's toured widely with Brazilian jazz giants Airto Moreira and Flora Purim). But most of the time he's got his feet firmly planted in one country or the other, even if his experience in the south shapes his work as an improviser. "The Brazilian side injects a lot of emotion into my playing, and it opened up my concept of melody and harmony," Wainapel says.

Wainapel (pronounced wine-apple) got his start as a jazz musician, and over the past three decades he's performed with masters such as pianists Kenny Barron and McCoy Tyner, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, drummer Billy Hart, and fellow reed expert Joe Lovano. He made his recording debut as a leader with 1994's At Home/On the Road (JazzMission Records), a critically hailed post-bop session exploring compositions by the likes of Woody Shaw, Sam Rivers, and Wayne Shorter. Wainapel followed up two years later with Ambrosia: The Music of Kenny Barron (A Records), featuring a suite of Barron's tunes arranged by Jeff Beal for the Metropole Orchestra and a set of Barron's Brazilian-inspired music for a sextet with Marcos Silva on keyboards. Kenny Barron himself was on hand for piano duties on Wainapel's acclaimed 1998 straight-ahead quintet session The Hang (Spirit Nectar/JazzMission), which also features drummer Kenny Wollesen and the brothers Phil and Larry Grenadier on trumpet and bass, respectively.
Venue Information:
Doc's Lab
124 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133
http://www.docslabsf.com