Studio Grand- 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland, California 94610
Denny Denny Breakfast
DennyDennyBreakfast (ddb) is the music project of Bob LaDue based in Oakland CA. The live band has a rotating set of members, and no 2 ddb shows are ever the same. Influenced by pop music, death metal, cuban folkloric religious music and many other genres as well. All ddb music is available for a free download or donation at http://dennydennybreakfast.com/ Bob enjoys making hummus, sour beer, instrument building, rumba, rock climbing, zombies and much more
The Van Allen Belt (touring from Pittsburgh)
The Van Allen Belt’s multi-media audio/visual landscape is emulsified with heavy beats, keys, & vocals, mixed and effected live to recreate the pre-live studio production in a unique way for each track with accompanying visual projections. They are working on new releases to be announced before the end of 2015 and are touring in support of their 3rd LP “Heaven On A Branch”.
The Mark Clifford Ensemble
Mark Clifford is a vibraphonist, composer,and percussionist based in Oakland, CA. His performance experience spans worldwide; he has had the honor of playing alongside an array of esteemed contemporaries, including: Jeff Parker, Kjell Nordeson, Ches Smith, Joan La Barbara, Aram Shelton, Colin Stranahan, Scott Amendola, Tatsuya Nakatani, Ron Miles, Danny Meyer, Lisa Mezzacappa, So Percussion, SF Sound, Oakland Active Orchestra, and has served as a percussionist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, Clifford keeps busy writing music for a wide range of projects, ensembles, and commissions. He is the leader of The Dirty Snacks Ensemble, a post jazz ensemble in which he serves as the composer, vibraphonist, and vocalist.
Clifford studied Percussion under Colorado Symphony Orchestra master percussionist John Kinzie, Jazz Theory under Eric Gunnison, and Composition under William Hill. Clifford has also had the honor of studying percussion and marimba at Nagoya University in Japan with Tomomi Sugo and has studied vibraphone with two of his greatest heroes, Steve Nelson and Matt Moran.
doors at 9:00 pm, show 9:30
suggested donations $10-15