Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 pm, Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory
John Wiitala describes this meeting as “one of my absolute favorite trios that’s never played together.” In addition to Wiitala on bass, the trio features Randy Porter on piano and Hamir Atwal at the drums. Wiitala and Porter have played, recorded and toured together for over 25 years. Wiitala plays on Porter’s Grammy-nominated release “Porter Plays Porter, ” featuring the legendary Nancy King. Over the past eight years, Atwal has played with Wiitala in various ensembles led by Patrick Wolff and Erik Jekabson. And Porter and Atwal play in Madeline Eastman’s band. They’ve finally put this particular trio together, and are concentrating on listening and welcoming the music in.
Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory
$20 general admission / $10 full-time students