University Centers Presents: Mark Dresser Quintet with Nicole Mitchell, Michael Dessen, Keir GoGwilt, Joshua White
The Loft @ UCSD
Doors: 6:30PM Show: 7:00PM
Tuesday, January 22nd
FREE for UCSD Community
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.