Mendocino Music Festival Presents Julian Pollack Trio and Hot Club of SF
(Published: May 30, 2013)
On July 18, at 8 pm, at the Mendocino Music Festival Tent on the Headlands State Park in Mendocino, California, the Festival will present these two great jazz acts.
From jazz standards to American folk melodies to contemporary indie rock songs to Pollack's own compositions, the Trio's aim is music "beautiful, moving, yet modern," according to Julian Waterfall Pollack ("...emerging, young, and poised...a pianist with an earnest air" - The New York Times). "Old jazz songs, American folk melodies, and rock tunes can create a lot of feeling and vibe with very simple materials. We want to utilize those materials and convey the sentiments of those styles...and then improvise."
Hot Club of San Francisco opens the show. America's finest gypsy swing band in the style of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli will have you tapping your feet to Le Jazz Hot or Jazz manouche, as it's called in its birthplace, France. It's Gypsy jazz, mysterious rhythms at once sophisticated and flamboyant, romantic and melancholy. The quintet-named for Reinhardt's famous Quintet of the Hot Club of France-is led by the godfather of American gypsy jazz, guitarist Paul Mehling.
Paul Mehling, Solo Guitar
Evan Price, Violin
Clint Baker, Bass
Isabelle Fontaine, Rhythm Guitar
Sam Rocha, Rhythm Guitar
More Information: http://www.mendocinomusic.org
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