Friday, December 6, 2013: 7 PM

FESTIVUS 2013 — The Festival-of-Us: Night One

Tickets: $10 General, $8 Members
Tickets available at the door only

Festivus

FESTIVUS returns for its second year, offering eight Bay Area creative jazz bands covering the music of other Bay Area creative jazz bands. This year’s two-day event will also have a cookie potluck, a bar at the Center for New Music for merriment, and an awesome merch table with great deals and free gift wrapping of your favorite Bay Area CDs.

Night One: Friday, December 6

Rent Romus’s Life’s Blood plays the music of Medium Sized Band
Rent Romus, alto, soprano and C-melody saxophones
Kim Cass, acoustic bass
Markus Hunt, acoustic bass
Timothy Orr, drums/percussion

Adam Shulman & Katy Stephan play the music of the Klaxon Mutant Allstars
Katy Stephan, voice
Adam Shulman, piano

The Klaxon Mutant Allstars play the music of Adam Shulman & Katy Stephan
Henry Hung, trumpet and electronics
Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone
Sam Bevan, acoustic bass
Colin Hogan, keyboard
Eric Garland, drums

Patrick Cress’s Telepathy plays the music of Beep!
Patrick Cress, baritone saxophone
Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone
Sam Bevan, acoustic bass
Jeff Marrs, drums

Night Two: Saturday, December 7

John Shiurba’s 5×5 plays the music of Ava Mendoza’s Unnatural Ways
John Shiurba, guitar
Dan Plonsey, reeds
Cory Wright, reeds
Scott Walton, acoustic bass
Gino Robair, drums

Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch plays the music of John Schott’s Typical Orchestra
Aaron Bennett, tenor saxophone
John Finkbeienr, electric guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Vijay Anderson, drums

Noah Phillips plays the music of Jordan Glenn’s Weiner Kids
Noah Phillips, solo electric guitar

Michael Coleman’s Enjoyer plays the music of Grex
Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone
Henry Hung, trumpet and synthesizer
Michael Coleman, synthesizers
Nate Brenner, synthesizer
Robert Lopez, percussion
Jordan Glenn, drums

Festivus is curated and organized by Bay Area bassist Lisa Mezzacappa. Festivus is supported by a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, through the Affiliate Program of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.