Fri, Jun 28|
Matt Slocum w/ Adam Birnbaum & Darek Oles
Formerly an LA resident, NYC's Matt Slocum will be playing music from his recently released trio record "Sanctuary." Matt Slocum (drums), Adam Birnbaum (piano), Darek Oles (bass)
Jun 28, 2019, 8:00 PM
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
“Slocum has emerged as one of the great young jazz drummers in New York City, and therefore all of jazz... Slocum clearly places empathy and ensemble eloquence over solo fireworks, with sublime results.” -Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A meticulous, deeply realized work, remarkable not only for its coherence as a single arc but also for its evolving, authentic poignancy… This dreamlike, lyrical, fervent, floating music is capable of erupting in joy or pain.” -JazzTimes
Hailed by Modern Drummer Magazine as a "young drummer (who) constantly surprises, embracing the kit as a reactive and explorative multi-percussion whole. A fresh voice,” Matt Slocum has also earned a reputation as an inventive and lyrical composer. He is the recipient of composition grants and commissions from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the American Music Center, New Music USA, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Puffin Foundation and Meet the Composer. Slocum has toured throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Steve Cardenas, Gerald Clayton, Taylor Eigsti, Aaron Goldberg, Larry Grenadier, Jon Irabagon, Lage Lund, Linda Oh, Jerome Sabbagh, Jaleel Shaw, Walter Smith III, Dayna Stephens, Anthony Wilson, Ben Wendel, Sam Yahel and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Adam Birnbaum is emerging as one of the top young voices in jazz piano. He is a member of Al Foster's Quartet and has worked with Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Cecile McLorin Savant, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Birnbaum won the 2004 American Jazz Piano Competition and became the American Pianists Association's Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz.
Darek Oles has performed and recorded with artists such as Billy. Higgins, Brad Mehldau, Charles Lloyd, Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, John Abercrombie and Bennie Maupin among others. With these and many others artists Oles has recorded approximately 100 albums and performed hundreds of concerts throughout America, Europe and Asia. Several of those recordings were nominated for Grammy Awards. In 2003, Oles was also nominated to Fryderyk’s Awards in Poland in the category “Jazz Musician Of The Year”. Oles’s first recording project as a leader “Like A Dream” with Brad Mehldau and Bennie Maupin was released by Cryptogramophone Records in 2004 and gained a critical acclaim worldwide. In 2005 Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz was voted the “Best Acoustic Bassist” in the Jazz Top readers poll in Jazz Forum European Magazine.
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Student/LA Jazz Society member
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