Lisa Mezzacappa’s avantNOIR
Friday, March 17, 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Photo: Heike Liss
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass • Aaron Bennett, tenor saxophone • John Finkbeiner, electric guitar • Tim Perkis, electronics • William Winant, vibraphone, percussion, foley • Jordan Glenn, drums
Lisa Mezzacappa is a composer, bassist, bandleader and producer, called “one of the
most imaginative figures on the Bay Area creative jazz scene” (San Jose Mercury News)
and “a Bay Area treasure” (KQED). Her diverse activities include ethereal chamber music,
electro-acoustic works, avant-garde jazz, groups from duo to large ensemble, and collaborations
with film, video, sculpture and installation art. avantNOIR is a suite of compositions inspired by
noir genre fiction – specifically Paul Auster’s abstract “soft-boiled” crime stories from his New
York Trilogy of the 1980s, set in conversation with the West Coast hardboiled 1920s-era detective
fiction of Dashiell Hammett.
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