JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch

Please join us on Friday, January  9th at 8pm for an evening of live music with Jazz in the Neighborhood, featuring Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch!

Bait & SwitchIn association with YBCA Jazz@YBCA Program, Jazz in the Neighborhood is proud to present Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch. Led by San Francisco bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa, ‘Bait & Switch is an avant-jazz quartet with Aaron Bennett, tenor sax; John Finkbeiner, guitar; and Vijay Anderson, drums.

Mezzacappa’s music funnels rowdy collectivity into finely honed compositions steeped in free jazz abandon, avant-Caribbean groove and garage rock attitude. “The vitality of the music is unmistakable and it is so arresting that it seems to grab you by the lapels and demand your undivided focus.” – Freejazz blog

House of Ramen youth showcase featuring Benjamin Smallson Jackson (bass), David Marcus (guitar), Ethan Ostrow (keyboards), Pele-Or Greenberg (drums), Flynn Michael Legg (saxophones).

Playing a mix of both jazz and funk, House or Ramen (Berkeley High Combo B) has been part of Berkeley High’s jazz program since 2012. All five members were individually recognized for musicianship at the Reno Jazz Festival 2014. They have also performed at numerous venues including Freight and Salvage and Yoshi’s representing Berkeley High School.

Since 2012, The Emerald Tablet has hosted top notch jazz evenings every second Friday under the stewardship of master trumpet player and teacher Mario Guarneri, and his organization Jazz in the Neighborhood. Please click here to see some examples of the talented musicians who have performed at The Emerald Tablet under the aegis of Jazz in the Neighborhood.

The Bay Area is home to many incredible jazz musicians who’ve devoted their lives to developing their craft and attaining the highest artistic levels. Jazz in the Neighborhood is an important step towards creating an environment where these accomplished professionals can nurture a great American art form in dignity and respect, while delighting audiences of all ages. The Emerald Tablet is proud to provide its resources, on a regular basis, to help this dream to become a reality.

Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. To reserve, call (415) 671-8867 or click on the button below:

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JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch 
Friday January 9th 2014. 7:30 pm doors, 8 pm show.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
$20 suggested donation, sliding scale. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
All door donations go to the musicians! Delicious complimentary food. Drinks by donation.

Jazz@YBCA is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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