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Resonance Jazz Summer Heat At Old First Concert Series and Live On KPFA


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Resonance Jazz Ensemble, a one-of-a-kind Bay Area jazz octet, performs at the “Old First Concert Series” in San Francisco for a 4:00pm performance on Sunday July 27, 2014.

Performances offer a rich composite of original standards from Duke Ellington to George Gershwin and Keith Jarrett, marrying the sounds of this unusual orchestration with violin, viola, flute/vocals, cello, sax, double bass, drums and piano. Bandleader Steve McQuarry introduces his new jazz originals and arrangements of tunes by Brubeck, Gershwin, and pop tunes by Fleetwood Mac and Roberta Flack for this concert’s “Jazz for All” theme.

Old First Concert Series

Old First Concerts presents an “astonishing array of programs performed by outstanding musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.” Tickets for the concert can be purchased online or by phone at: 415-474- 1608. Ticket Prices: for $17.00 general, $14.00 seniors, & $5.00 full- time students with ID. Children 12 and under are free.

Live On KPFA on July 5th

Resonance Jazz, an unusual jazz octet, performs a live concert on the “BAJABA ShowCase” hosted by Afrikahn Jahmal Dayvs on KPFA Radio 94.1 for an 11:00pm performance on Saturday July 5, 2014.

Performances include new jazz originals plus standards from Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Keith Jarrett, that marry the sounds of this unusual orchestration with violin, viola, flute/vocals, cello, sax, double bass, drums and piano.

Listen Online

KPFA can be heard live online or at 94.1 on local Bay Area radio dials.


“Marvelous debut of a musical format sure to resonate throughout the jazz landscape.” —Jim Wilke’s Jazz After Hours

“Where chamber meets large band and cool runs into swing... sophisticated without being stiff.” —Midwest Record

About Resonance Jazz

This Bay Area group hails members with a collectively mature history of performing with legendary artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Bellson, Clare Fischer, Dave Anderson Quartet, Terrence Brewer, Joe Lovano, Jethro Tull, Oakland Jazz Choir, Mingus Amungus, Gloria Estefan, as well as the Marin and Berkeley Symphonies, Woodminster Theatre Orchestra, and the California Pops Orchestra.

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