Choose Your Jazz in Two Shows at Fulkerson Hall

There may be no such thing as too much jazz, but this fall there was too much for one Jazz Combos concert—so Fulkerson Recital Hall will host two separate shows with a total of five combos on Sunday, Nov. 11.

The 7 p.m. show features two groups: the all-acoustic La Musique Diabolique (Drew McGowan, violin; Dan Fair and Kris Lang, guitars; Steven Workman, bass) and Tafkatdaq (Nev Mattinson, vibes; Jason Hall, guitar; Matt Engleman, bass; and Tyler Burkhart, drums).

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Operation: Rhythmic Tornado from left to right: Alex Espe, Aaron Loughlin, Ian Taylor, Josh Foster, Justin Bertolini and Thatcher Holvick-Norton.

Three other combos perform for the 9 p.m. show. The Monday Sextet features Claire Bent on vocals, Danny Gaon on bassoon, Ari Davie on trumpet, Aber Miller on piano, Brian Hennesy on bass and Kevin Amos on drums.

The Monday trio is Joe Welnick (piano,) Keith Brown (bass) and Matt Cox (drums.) The electric Operation: Rhythmic Tornado (Justin Bertolini, trumpet; Josh Foster, trombone; Aaron Laughlin, guitar; Alex Espe, piano; Ian Taylor, bass; Thatcher Holvick-Norton, drums) completes the evening.

“If there’s a theme to the evening,” said Jazz Combos director Dan Aldag, “it’s eclecticism. There are tunes from the 1930s to 2012 played in styles from the gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt to swing and bebop, jazz-rock fusion and post-modern. Several groups also show the influence of the pop music that all the students listened to as they grew up.”

Jazz Combos perform at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. Tickets are $7, $3 and free for HSU students with an ID from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. Directed by Dan Aldag and produced by the HSU Music Department. For more information: http://HSUMusic.blogspot.com.