sound underground: chamber music re-imagined
saturday, july 1st, 2017 at 7:00pm
admission: $15 adult, children 12 and under admitted free
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Sound Underground will perform original arrangements of works by Claude Debussy, Gabriel Faure and other great composers of the 19th and 20th centuries for their unique chamber instrumentation. In addition, they will perform compositions of their own that explore the exciting territory at the intersection between chamber music and improvisation.
Sound Underground is a compact trio with an expansive imagination. Saxophonist David Leon, trumpeter Alec Aldred and guitarist Jonah Udall draw on a broad array of influences from Impressionism to Americana, and Cool Jazz to Bulgarian folklore to distill a unique and deeply personal voice. Hailed by AllAboutJazz.com as “a fresh sound... uncluttered and open... capable of grabbing a listener's attention and holding it indefinitely,” Sound Underground steers through inventive textures far beyond the limits of their unconventional instrumentation. At once serious and whimsical, thought-provoking and smile-inducing, the trio spins colorful stories that ring immediately true.
The trio’s music emanates the warmth of its members’ close friendships. They hail from far-flung corners of the United States - Udall is from Berkeley, California, Aldred from Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Leon from Miami, Florida - but formed while living together in Miami, building the close personal bonds that ground their strong musical connection.
Sound Underground released its self-titled debut in 2014 with a tour of Eastern Europe, performing at major international festivals in Bulgaria and Serbia. Now based in Miami and New York City, they have been on the rise ever since, touring on across the U.S. as well as returning to the continent. Their sophomore album Quiet Spaces was released in September 2016