JAZZGROOVE – Dans Les Arbes + Soft Toys


WHEN: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM – 4 Jun 2013

COST: $15


Dans Les Arbes (9:30pm)

Xavier Charles *France* – (clarinet, harmonica) / Ivar Grydeland *Norway* (guitar & banjo w/ preparations, sruti box) / Christian Wallumrød *Norway* (prepared piano, harmonium) / Ingar Zach *Norway* (bass drum, percussion)

This quartet stems from work that Ivar Grydeland and Ingar Zach began in duo toward the end of the twentieth century. Grydeland and Zach established the label SOFA, performed as a duo, and started several ensembles in which the two worked with musicians from the European improvised music scene.

Parallell to their duo, Grydeland and Zach were also working with bassist Tonny Kluften in a project-based ensemble with the obscure name, No Spaghetti Edition. The core of that ensemble was originally Zach and Kluften, but Grydeland gradually became an equal member. The ensemble core invited guest musicians from diverse genres to join their CD releases, tours and concerts, with a constant focus on large-ensemble improvising.


Soft Toys (8pm)

Peter Farrar (saxophones)
Abel Cross (double bass)
Finn Ryan (drums & cymbals)

Soft Toys improvise spontaneous acoustic vignettes for your listening pleasure, informed by performance in the worlds of jazz, rock, groove, hip-hop, and noise.

Produced by Jazzgroove

Tickets $15 / $8 (JG members) at the door
Weekly quality, contemporary Jazz and Jazz related music for your Tuesday evening stimulation.