The Miscreants: Ben Goldberg, Trevor Dunn, Scott Amendola
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Long time musical cohorts Trevor, Ben, and Scott hit the stage in San Francisco once again. They’ve been playing music together prior to the term “email”, which actually now even seems to be ancient. Drawing from original music of all 3, and various songs by others (Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Ornette Coleman, Diamonda Galas, Black Sabbath, Wayne Shorter, The Beach Boys, and others…) improvisation will lead the way when dismantling music. Here’s a little bit about them…
Trevor Dunn hails from Eureka, California. The son of a mother and father. At an early age Mr. Dunn found himself playing clarinet. Thank the lord he found the bass. Once he realized there was no clarinet player in Kiss, he permanently relocated his musical endeavors to the bass guitar, which eventually lead to the stand-up bass. He leads various bands: from the effervescent “Trio Convulsant”, to the angular-pop/rock of “Madlove”. He’s a co-founding member of the confounding “Mr. Bungle”, and has been seen many times around the globe with the various ensembles of Mr. John Zorn. Trevor has also been caught bowling with “The Melvins”. Trevor is an Aquarius.
Ben Goldberg was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He never liked Kiss so out of the gate he jetted towards the clarinet. At an early age he studied with Italian American Rosario Mazzeo. A good move, (according to other Italian Americans). Ben has been a prolific bandleader for decades. He formed the adventurous “ New Klezmer Trio” in the 90’s, and has worked with the likes of John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Nels Cline, and many others. Ben is a very prolific composer. He released “Orphic Machine” in 2015, comprising of deep compositions, and poetry with a large ensemble. Ben is a Leo.
Scott Amendola was born in Englewood, New Jersey. Studied at Berklee college of music, and lives in the bay area. He composed a symphony called “Fade To Orange” which features Mr. Dunn, and guitarist Nels cline (with whom he’s played music with since the mid 90’s, and is a member of “The Nels Cline Singers” along with Trevor). Plays with Charlie Hunter (since 93’), likes fresh mangoes, and really likes playing with Ben and Trevor. Scott is also an Aquarius.
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