JazzPOP: Michael Dessen Trio
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.
Michael Dessen Trio
Friday, September 7, 7:30PM
Dessen switches between voluptuous lyricism and digitally distorted splatter, and his shifts between those poles never feel forced or arbitrary. —Downbeat
Southern California trombonist, composer, and electronic musician Michael Dessen makes music that expands the sounds and shapes possible within jazz improvisation. Christopher Tordini (bass) and Jason Nazary (drums) are smart and versatile New York players who navigate Dessen’s wildly inventive compositions with personality and conviction, balancing nuance and sensitivity with exuberance and virtuosity.
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.