8.10.14 For Trees & Birds @ BlueWhale

Bluewhale + Cafemode present
AUGUST 10, 2014  9pm – midnight
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA 90012 | 213.620.0908
















JASPER DUTZ [bass clarinet / alto saxophone]
LEE MEADVIN [guitar]
CHRIS GASKELL [upright + electric bass]

9pm + 10:30pm

curated by Kio Griffith

$10 general admission | 21+

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street #301 Los Angeles, CA 90012
Weller Court Plaza 3rd Floor



Jasper Dutz began his journey in Music at an early age of 7 when he fell in love with the technical aspects of the clarinet. He has performed many classical works on the clarinet and is greatly influenced by composers such as Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Bartok and Aaron Copland. Growing up with a musical family, Jasper has always enjoyed jazz. He has attended workshops such as the Port Townsend Centrum Jazz Workshop on scholarship. In addition, Jasper was a member of the 2010 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra with which he toured the east coast and Canada. He was also a member of the 2012 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra which toured Japan.

He has performed at venues such as the Alex Theatre, Jazz Standard, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Hollywood bowl, The Montreal Jazz festival, The Monterey Jazz Festival and many more. He has performed with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Joshua Redman, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, and Dianne Reeves. He has studied with artists such as Lee Konitz, Jeff Clayton, Walter Smith III, Gary Foster, Kim Richmond, Ben Wendel and Terry Harrington. Jasper is currently studying at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. He was given a full tuition scholarship.


For Trees and Birds is a New York based quartet that features Jasper Dutz (Alto Sax/Bass Clarinet) Lee Meadvin (Guitar) Chris Gaskell (Bass) Connor Parks (Drums) and performs a variety of original music with some covers influenced by Jazz/Alternative Rock/Folk Music. Each member of the band currently attends the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music or New York University(NYU).

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