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Lisa Mezzacappa Six plays Cosmicomics
Thursday, April 18, 8 pm at Key Teahouse
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass and compositions — Aaron Bennett, tenor sax — John Finkbeiner, guitar — Mark Clifford, vibes — Tim Perkis, electronics — Jordan Glenn, drums
Bay Area bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa and her sextet perform a suite of original music inspired by Italo Calvino’s funny, imaginative, gloriously nerdy Cosmicomics stories. Mezzacappa intersperses readings from Calvino’s stories with her inventive compositions, which feature rollicking grooves, layered melodies, and thrilling interaction by the virtuoso improvisers in her band. The group has recently performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Angel City Jazz Festival, and SFJAZZ Center. Come welcome these fantastic and imaginative musicians at their San Rafael debut!
This is a Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund event where each musician will be paid $150 in advance, regardless of ticket sales. Jazz in the Neighborhood makes this possible by subsidizing 40% of their pay. Berp and Co. guarantees the rest along with assistance from the Magic Flute. For tickets and other information, please contact Berp.
Purchase tickets at the door: $10-20 sliding scale, nobody turned away for lack of funds.