Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 pm, Rendon Hall at California Jazz Conservatory
Extra Nappy offers a glimpse into an organically-developing musical movement encapsulating the vibrant history of African American music, from gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, and funk, all the way up to contemporary hip-hop.
Extra Nappy tenor saxophonist Howard Wiley has been making the rounds on the Bay Area music scene since his teenage years as a protégé of the Dynamic Miss Faye Carol. His playing is steeped African-American idioms, from gospel, blues and jazz to R&B, funk and hip-hop. This loose and limber quartet delivers improvisation-laced arrangements of classic songs and features drummer Aaron Green, who toured with Lalah Hathaway, Sheila E and Cyril Neville, pianist/organist Lionel “LJ” Holoman, and bassist Michael “Tiny” Lindsey. Wiley’s quartet plays next-level grooves with such a deep pocket it’s not just nappy, it’s Extra Nappy.
Jazz in the Neighborhood presents its Wednesday night series at CJC with financial support from AFM Musicians Union Local 6.
Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory
$20 general admission / $10 full-time students