Daren Burns's Onibaba will be playing Blue Whale jazz club on March 23rd. ONIBABA exists between composition and improvisation and is described as being somewhere between the light and the dark, the ethereal and the earthly Creative Music. The band was recently placed on the LA County Arts Commission's band roster for the 2011-14 term.
DAREN BURNSFretless Bass/Compositions
KIO GRIFFITHLive Video
And then there's the stuff that doesn't quite fit the mold." Brick Wahl @ LA Weekly
Daren Burns, bassist, composer, and improviser, has been playing and composing music for over twenty years and has played with many notables such as, Wadada Leo Smith, John 'Drumbo' French, Mike Keneally, and Famoudou Don Moye. Much of his musical interest lies in the area of improvisation and how to make new systems for developing improvisation in new ways. In the last few years he has also become interested in Indian rhythmic and melodic systems.
Created by Daren Burns in 2006, Onibaba synthesizes its sound by using elements of the Chicago avant-garde, jazz, rock, world, techno, noise, and classical, to create a new type of fusion that is definitely not the smooth, funky jazz of the 80's and 90's, but a new living music. In live performance, the band is also committed to the use of live video images to expand the ensemble from sound to sight. The video doesn't act as a narrative or as a background, but as a sixth element and contributor to the performance. The group has been selected as one of Brick's Picks in the LA Weekly
Jerome Wilson @ Cadence Magazine says: Daren Burns is one of the few younger electric bass players I've heard who owes more to Steve Swallow than Stanley Clarke or Jaco Pastorius."
The concert will start promptly at 9pm, with two sets being played, and will end at 12:30AM. Blue Whale is a live jazz bar located in the heart of little tokyo, Los Angeles. Blue Whale boasts excellent live music, great food, and unprecedented interior in an intimate, yet upscale atmosphere.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 23rd 2011 @ 9PM
Daren Burns's Onibaba
123 ASTRONAUT E S ONIZUKA ST. SUITE301
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
$10 admission at the door.
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