3.12.13 THE INDUSTRIAL JAZZ GROUP & QUARTETO NUEVO @ Grand Star Jazz Club

Grand Star Jazz Club + Cafemode presents
MARCH 12, 2013  9pm – midnight
THE INDUSTRIAL JAZZ GROUP & QUARTETO NUEVO
943 N. Broadway [Chinatown]  Los Angeles, CA 90012

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THE INDUSTRIAL JAZZ GROUP [9PM]

CORY WRIGHT reeds
DAMON ZICK reeds
BRIAN WALSH reeds
GAVIN TEMPLETON reeds
DANIEL ROSENBOOM trumpet
JOSH AGUIAR trumpet
MIKE RICHARDSON trombone
SAM BEVAN bass
DAN SCHNELLE drums
ANDREW DURKIN compositions

QUARTETO NUEVO  [10:30PM]

CHRISTOPHER GARCIA  percussions of India, Mexico and the Middle East
JACOB SZEKELY  4 & 5 string cellos
KENTON YOUNGSTROM  acoustic guitar
DAMON ZICK  soprano sax / alto flute

curated by Kio Griffith

$10 cover  |  21+  |  first come first serve |  arrive early

GRAND STAR JAZZ CLUB
943 N. Broadway [Chinatown] Los Angeles, CA 90012

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THE INDUSTRIAL JAZZ GROUP

The Industrial Jazz Group (IJG) is a novel, adventurous big band (currently 17 pieces) showcasing the music of composer Andrew Durkin and the talents of some of the jazz world’s pluckiest, most charismatic players. Frustrated by the limitations of “Jazz, the Institution,” and bored by the mediocrity of much modern pop, the IJG has slowly pioneered the concept of “avant-garde party music”: an idiosyncratic, charming / disarming blend of jazz, rock, cartoon soundtracks, humor, blues, funk, costumes, doo wop, dada, and a lot of other stuff. It’s not really “industrial,” and it’s not really “jazz”: the IJG attempts to demonstrate that music can indeed be complex, sophisticated, sexy, fun, funny, critical, smart, and groovy all at once.

ANDREW DURKIN

Andrew Durkin is a (self-described) hack composer and pseudo-intellectual living in Portland, OR. His main project is the Industrial Jazz Group. He has scored several films and videos, including the award winning shorts “Fish” and “Lunch” by Sarah Jane Shute. He was once a member of the NJ vocal ensemble, The Evelyn Situation, and the experimental pop studio project, Jay’s Booming Hat. Some folks claim that he has written a rock opera, a screenplay, and an innovative arrangement of Stephen Sondheim’s score for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He studied composition with his CD Player, and before that, with his turntable. Durkin’s doctoral dissertation, Decomposition: a Critique of Musical Authorship and Authenticity, may be published someday. In any case, he likes to paint with words as well as sounds, and writes a regular blog (Jazz: The Music of Unemployment) while occasionally poking at a collection of essays entitled The Revolution Will Not Be Linear.

http://www.industrialjazzgroup.com

QUARTETO NUEVO

Quarteto Nuevo was founded in 2001 by master percussionist Christopher Garcia*. This world/jazz/chamber ensembles unique style is the product of the musical diversity of its members who are deeply rooted in the worlds of North and South Indian, Classical, Mexican Indigenous, Folkloric and Jazz music.

The groups live performances and two studio recordings have received critical acclaim and rave reviews from print and internet media:All About Jazz, Downbeat, LA Jazz times, The LA Times, and The San Jose Mercury News to name a few.

Melding the sound of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove, Quarteto Nuevo’s music is complex in its structure and sophisticated time signatures but always melodic, accessible, and deeply communicative.

http://www.quartetonuevo.com

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Grand Star Jazz Club website

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