john fumo . kim richmond ,chris wabich, bill roper, jasper dutz,
glen berger, charles fernandez,pete jacobson
Admission is $10,
students, seniors, and past series performers half price.
A mainstay on the main stage of the Los Angeles area’s creative music scene, multifaceted and multigifted multi-instrumentalist/composer Brad Dutz celebrates the release of the new CD by his tentet, Ten Technicians Titled Ted, with a live set of his striking original compositions. The music, intricate and sophisticated while characterized by Dutz’s trademark whimsy and eccentricity, manages to be wonderfully clear, transparent, delicate, and buoyant despite the larger size of the ensemble. The ensemble itself is made up of some of the most accomplished musicians anywhere, making the undeniably challenging composed material sound light, grooving, and effortless while supplying constantly engaging and virtuosic solos—most of the players on the recording, many of them longtime Dutz veterans, will be on hand to render the demanding but delightful music live: Dutz himself on percussion (mainly hand drums and mallet instruments in this case), Chris Wabich on drums and percussion, William Roper on tuba and supplying his unpredictable spoken word improvisations, Charles Fernandez on bassoon, Kim Richmond on woodwinds, Jasper Dutz on woodwinds, Glen Berger on oboe, John Fumo on trumpets, Peter Jacobson on cello, and Trey Henry on bass. Their set promises to be something of an event!