Just Jazz: Live Concert Series | Mark Dresser Quintet
Mark Dresser-bass, composition
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
6:30 PM 9:30 PM
Mr Musichead Gallery
7420 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90046
Live jazz every Wednesday evening after work.
MR MUSICHEAD GALLERY TEAMS UP WITH LOS ANGELES JAZZ RADIO BROADCASTER AND PRODUCER LEROY DOWNS AND ALL MUSIC TELEVISION FOUNDER & CEO FREDERICK SMITH, JR TO PRESENT A LINEUP OF INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED JAZZ ARTISTS.
This event is a 16+ only.
6:30PM DOORS OPEN
7:30PM MUSIC STARTS
FOOD AND SODAS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM CHEF ANTHONY GOOSBY.
Mark Dresser is a Grammy nominated, internationally renowned bass player, improviser, and composer. At the core of his music is an obsession and commitment to expanding the sonic, musical, and expressive possibilities of the contrabass. He has recorded over one hundred-forty CDs including including ten CDs as composer/bandleader, three solo recordings and a DVD and his most recent solo LP Modicana (2017). From 1985 to 1994, he was a member of Anthony Braxton’s Quartet. He has also performed and recorded music of Ray Anderson, Jane Ira Bloom, Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Dave Douglas, Osvaldo Golijov, Gerry Hemingway, Lei Liang, Bob Ostertag, Joe Lovano, Roger Reynolds, Henry Threadgill, Dawn Upshaw, John Zorn. Since 2007 he has been deeply involved in telematic music performance and education. He was awarded a 2015 & 2018 Shifting Foundation Award and 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award.
He is Professor of Music at University of California, San Diego.
“Calling contrabassist Mark Dresser a virtuoso is like saying Albert Einstein was good at math.” San Diego City Times “Mr. Dresser, a bassist who is one of the great instrumental forces in recent American jazz outside of the mainstream… New York Times
Mark Dresser will be performing new music with his quintet including Nicole Mitchell, Michael Dessen, Keir GoGwilt, and Joshua White in The Loft.