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Michael Vlatkovich Septet
Music & Performance
Part of the series JazzPOP 2016

JazzPOP: Michael Vlatkovich Septet

Thursday Aug 11, 2016 8:00 PM This is a past program

“Vlatkovich…balances dramatic tension, a sly wit, and the wild card of unpredictability in his writing…” —Jazz critic Stuart Kremsky

Amazingly fleet for a group packed with so much thunderous low-end, trombonist Michael Vlatkovich’s Septet features many of Southern California’s most versatile improvisers, handling familiar musical genres with an irreverent and innovative playfulness. The band shapeshifts effortlessly through hard-swinging romps, brass band fantasies, and collective improvisation epiphanies.  

Michael Vlatkovich: trombone
Andrew Pask: woodwinds
Bill Plake: tenor sax
Dan Clucas: trumpet
William Roper: tuba
Dominic Genova: bass
John Hernandez: drums


The Hammer’s “reliably excellent” (Los Angeles Times) annual summer festival of creative jazz and improvised music celebrates its 11th year with three concerts featuring some of the most adventurous, inspired, masterful music happening on the West Coast. Curated by Lisa Mezzacappa.

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