Tue, May 09|
Gerald Clayton’s “Tuesday Happenings”: Hosted by David Binney
Saxophonist, composer, visionary and producer whose credits span from Gil Evans to Knower to Chris Potter. House band performs one set at 7:30pm followed by a jam session from 9:00-11:00pm. - Jam session participants use code SAM1JAM at checkout for a discounted second set.
May 09, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
David Binney (sax), Chris Fishman (piano), Ethan Moffit (bass), Benjamin Ring (drums)
"Gerald Clayton & Friends" is a weekly series on Tuesday nights, curated by iconic pianist and friend of Sam First, Gerald Clayton. Gerald will be out of town for this performance but has arranged for prolific saxophonist/composer/bandleader/visionary David Binney to lead in his place. The house band performs one set at 7:30pm which is immediately followed by a jam session from 9:00-11:00pm.
"...a strikingly original composer, leader, conceptualist." - DownBeat Magazine
"David Binney possesses one of the most original minds in contemporary music." - Stereophile
Acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today. Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, David was recently singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of "players who have created an alternative jazz-scene... all of whom are playing adventurous, original music."
David has recorded 25+ albums as leader or co-leader and recorded on more than 400 other albums.
David also works in the Electronic music realm and his 2022 Ambient record Where Infinity Begins has been streamed close to 1,000,000 times as of this writing. Known for his performances and recordings with such prestigious groups as Knower (Louis Cole, Genevieve Artadi), Chrissie Hynde, Gil Evans, Maria Schneider, Jim Hall, Vince Mendoza, Uri Caine, Vinicius Cantuaria, Carlinhos Brown, Norah Jones, Antonio Sanchez, Wayne Krantz, Chris Potter, Nguyen Le, Miles Okazaki, Joe Locke, Edward Simon, Dan Weiss, Alex Sipiagin, Joel Harrison, Bobby Previte, Cecil McBee and countless others. David was also a co-founder of the hard-edged quintet "Lost Tribe" and the open-form collective quartet "Lan Xang." David’s distinctive saxophone sound and innovative compositions have been heard from basement clubs in New York to jazz festivals in Europe and the world. David has also appeared with Aretha Franklin at Carnegie Hall, and with Jamiroquai, Maceo Parker, to name a few. He has produced all of his own 30 albums, and many others including two of the Lost Tribe releases, 7 Donny McCaslin releases and a Scott Colley “The Architect of the Silent Moment”.. David started his record label, Mythology Records, in 1998. David also created the group the Donny McCaslin group that eventually became the group on David Bowie’s #1 record Blackstar.
Sam First | 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045 | 21+
Refunds are only honored up to 24 hours before the scheduled showtime.
Show Times: The house band performs one set at 7:30pm which is immediately followed by a jam session from 9:00-11:00pm. A separate ticket is required for the the first set and the jam session.
1st set ticket (7:30pm)
One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT$25.00
Jam session ticket (9:00pm)
One ticket is good for one set of music only. Performing musicians use coupon code SAM1JAM at checkout for a $5 discount.$15.00