Anteater CD Release w/Shaken Flesh; James Moore Comes to the Meridian Gallery

by E. "Doc" Smith on March 23, 2012

Coming up on April 7th, The Jazz School in Berkeley will host “A collective trio”, featuring alto saxophonist Jacob Zimmerman, bassist Kim Cass, and drummer Sam Ospovat, otherwise known as “Anteater”. Over the past two years the group has developed a unique, cold-blooded and loose approach to a diverse repertoire of rhythmically complex original music. This concert celebrates the release of Anteater’s self-titled debut album, which is scheduled to be included as part of NASA’s KEO space time-capsule project.

Originally from Seattle, alto saxophonist and composer Zimmerman is an active member of the thriving Bay Area creative-music community. Zimmerman studied music at the renowned Garfield High School in Seattle, the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and Mills College in Oakland. His teachers have included Roscoe Mitchell, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Morris, Anthony Coleman, James Fei and Allan Chase.

In addition to giving local performances with his own groups (Lawson and Anteater), Zimmerman runs a monthly concert series called The Actual Jazz Series at the Actual Café in Oakland. He is also member of the Arts & Sciences Quartet, and was recently commissioned by the pop-band Kapowski to write a string arrangement for their latest album.

The opening set features drummer Jordan Glenn’s (Weiner Kids, Arts & Sciences) new experimental quartet, “Shaken Flesh”, featuring pianist Michael Coleman, guitarist Karl Evangelista and saxophonist Rent Romus (Lords of the Outlands).

Anteater CD Release w/Shaken Flesh
April 7th @ 8:00 pm
The Jazz School, 2087 Addison St,Berkeley, CA
Cost: $12 gen/$10 student
CDs will be on sale for $10.

James Moore Comes to the Meridian Gallery

NY-based experimental guitarist James Moore, known as a founding member and director of the electric guitar quartet Dither, will perform a solo acoustic set at Meridian Gallery in San Francisco on Friday the 13th of April at 8:00. The show will feature new transcriptions of the pieces by Lou Harrison, premieres by Larry Polansky and Molly Thompson, and selections from John Zorn’s “Book of Heads.” This will be the final show of Moore’s California tour which includes stops at the Fresh Sound concert series in San Diego, The Wulf in Los Angeles, and a recital at UC Santa Cruz.

James Moore, solo guitar
Friday, April 13th, @ 8:00 pm
Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108
$10 admission at the door

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