9:00 PM21:00

The BABA Orchestra

Super excited to be playing the Blue Whale again with some of my best friends.  Lauren's music is always fresh, engaging and rhythmic!  Can't wait to play and record her large ensemble music.


This is the premier performance of the BABA orchestra! The big band will also premier several new compositions written by Lauren Baba.
Following the performance this week, the BABA orchestra will be going into the studio to record a full length album featuring all the music you'll hear tonight. Come check out this incredible group of musicians!

alto saxes: Michael Mull, Joe Santa Maria
tenor saxes: Kirsten Edkins, Andrew Conrad
bari sax: Ryan Parish
trumpets: Javier Gonzalez, Andrew Rowan, Brandon Sherman, Greg Zilboorg
trombones: Joey Sellers, Harrison Kirk, Shaunte Palmer, Juliane Graile
guitar: Greg Uhlmann
piano: Steve Blum
bass: Emilio Terranova
drums: Mike Lockwood

Lauren Baba is a violinist, violist, composer and arranger living in Los Angeles. She studied jazz and improvised music at Saddleback College and California Institute of the Arts, at which time she received the 2012 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer award for her original composition 144. 

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8:00 PM20:00

art of the improviser at The Stone: Rova Quartet plus Ava Mendoza + Andrea Parkins + Ken Filiano + Mike Lockwood

1/24 Sunday (VPMC)
3 pm
John Medseki (piano) Kenny Wollesen (vibes) Scott Colley (bass) Nate Smith (drums)

8 pm
Art of the Improviser: Rova Quartet plus Ava Mendoza + Andrea Parkins + Ken Filiano + Mike Lockwood
Ava Mendoza (guitar) Ken Filiano (bass, effects) Andrea Parkins (electronics) Mike Lockwood (drums) Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
For its entire 38 year existence, Rova has practiced and performed free improvisations, created a visual cueing system, and designed structured improvisations. Join us for this special set of spontaneous compositions.

10 pm
Rova Quartet: The Works
Bruce Ackley, Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin (saxes)
Music composed by Raskin, Ackley, Ochs, Adams; chosen from the 20th century book (1978 – 1999) just for this concert.

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7:00 PM19:00

StupidManSuit (EP release) + Matty Harris Double Septet

Stupid Man Suit will be performing in support of their new recording, THIS IS OUR INVISIBLE SUPER MUSIC.  Tapes and CDs will be available.  

The Matty Harris Double Septet is hitting the recording studio on Saturday, January 17th.  This extremely rare performance/gathering is not to be missed!  

Personnel:  Matty Harris, Paul Novros, Vinny Golia, Tim Carr, Nathaniel Phelps, Mike Lockwood, Joe Santa Maria, Jake Rosenzweig, Maxwell Gualtieri, Louis Lopez, Garret Grow, Greg Zilboorg, Brandon Sherman

$5(!) donation. BYOB.


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