Beep—the Oakland-Brooklyn electro-jazz trio of keyboardist Michael Coleman, bassist Nate Brenner, and drummer Sam Ospovat—is one of the most distinctive and beloved bands to emerge from the Bay Area in recent years. The members combine an improviser’s restless spirit of invention with an infectious, driving alt-pop sensibility honed from their work playing as sidemen with indie acts like tUnE-yArDs, Chris Cohen, Miles Kurosky, and Enablers.
Michael Coleman - keyboards, vocals
Nate Brenner – acoustic bass, synthesizer, vocals
Sam Ospovat - drums, electronics, vocals
Now in its ninth year, JazzPOP brings some of the most singular voices in West Coast jazz to the Hammer courtyard for concerts that embrace sound and song, groove and grunge, and feature original music grounded in indie rock, chamber music, and jazz improvisation. Organized by Lisa Mezzacappa.
Thursday, August 7, 8PM
SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET
Thursday, August 14, 8PM
THE JEFF GAUTHIER GOATETTE
Thursday, August 21, 8PM
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.