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Music & Performance

JazzPOP: Aaron Novik's Thorny Brocky

Friday Aug 12, 2011 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM This is a past program

JazzPOP enters its sixth year of jazz without borders at the Hammer, bringing three wildly inventive and daringly original groups to perform in the courtyard on the first three Thursdays in August. Curated by San Francisco bassist Lisa Mezzacappa.

Thorny Brocky

“Novik’s music expresses feelings that are often intimate and compact… It’s chamber music with a rock approach” —East Bay Express

San Francisco-based bass clarinetist and composer Aaron Novik writes lushly evocative music that is meticulously composed yet never fails to surprise. His chamber pop ensemble Thorny Brocky draws its influences from dreamy indie bands like Deerhoof and Blonde Redhead; the jumpy rhythms of Jewish and Eastern European music; and the visceral joyful edge of prog rock and heavy metal. Expect music from the band’s new release, featuring songs penned to the lyrics of Bay Area “outsider” poets.

Aaron Novik – bass clarinet

Kasey Knudsen – alto sax

Marie Abe – accordion

Dina MacCabee – violin

Melody Ferris – vocals

Jordan Glenn – drums

Lisa Mezzacappa – bass

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

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