JazzPOP: Aram Shelton Quartet
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.
KJAZZ 88.1 FM is the official media sponsor of the series.
Aram Shelton Quartet
Friday, September 21, 7:30PM
"Shelton plays alto with a singing sound and a wonderful way of developing juicy phrases into full-blown solos." —John Litweiler
Aram Shelton, an energetic musical presence in the San Francisco Bay Area, has maintained strong musical ties to his former home in Chicago, and he brings some of his longtime collaborators from that distinctive scene to the Hammer in a rare West Coast performance. Shelton's music for this quartet, while influenced by innovative masters like Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, is uniquely his own—a thoughtful extension of a tradition that embraces lyricism and freedom, channeled through an unmistakable compositional voice.
Aram Shelton, alto saxophone and clarinet
Keefe Jackson, tenor saxophone
Anton Hatwich, bass
Tim Daisy, drums
All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.