September 14 2012, 07:30pm
Hammer Presents
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JazzPOP: Vinny Golia Sextet


JazzPOP: Vinny Golia Sextet

The seventh annual edition of JazzPOP, the Hammer’s creative jazz series, returns to the courtyard this September, featuring trailblazing West Coast bandleaders/composers and their collaborators from Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Curated by San Francisco bassist Lisa Mezzacappa.

I have nothing but superlatives for this album … familiar and exciting, but at the same time utterly unique. Its engaging rhythms, compositional parts, compelling free improvisation and overall upbeat vibe add up to a lot… —Free Jazz Blog

Composer and multi-reedist Vinny Golia, long a hero of Southern California's improvised music scene, has turned up the volume with his latest group, a powerhouse sextet of former students that grooves with explosive energy. The musicians artfully inhabit Golia's witty, irreverent, eclectic compositional world, where shredding guitar solos take their place alongside intricately layered horn lines and collective jazz escapades.

Vinny Golia, woodwinds
Gavin Templeton, alto saxophone
Dan Rosenboom, trumpet
Alex Noice, guitar
Jon Armstrong, electric bass
Andrew Lessman, drums

KJAZZ 88.1 FM is the official media sponsor of the series.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat rate of $3 after 6PM.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.

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