Join us to experience legend
Join us to experience legend Vinny Golia playing with Texan Jazz stars Garrett Wingfield and Danny Kamins. Oak Cliff institution Yells at Eels will bring their power one more time to our backyard and a trio of Emilio Mesa+Isabel Crespo+Skyller Hill will contribute with their craft to an evening in the outskirts of jazz.
Mutarrancho will be selecting mucha buena musica before and between their sets.
$10 Cover Fee. Tickets here.
VINNY GOLIA+GARRETT WINGFIELD+DANNY KAMINS
As a composer Vinny Golia fuses the rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. Also a bandleader, Golia has presented his music to concert audiences in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the United States in ensembles varying dramatically in size and instrumentation. In 1982 he created the on-going 50 piece Vinny Golia Large Ensemble to perform his compositions for chamber orchestra and jazz ensembles. A multi-woodwind performer, Vinny’s recordings have been consistently picked by critics and readers of music journals for their yearly “ten best” lists. In 2006 The Jazz Journalists Association honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Vinny has been a featured performer with Anthony Braxton, Henry Grimes, John Carter, Bobby Bradford, Joelle Leandre, Leo Smith, Horace Tapscott, John Zorn, Tim Berne, Bertram Turetzky, George Lewis, Barre Phillips, The Rova Saxophone Quartet, Patti Smith, Harry “the Hipster” Gibson, Eugene Chadbourne, Kevin Ayers, Peter Kowald, John Bergamo, George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Misha Mengelberg, Han Bennink, Lydia Lunch, Harry Sparrney and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra amongst many others.
Garrett Wingfield is a saxophonist and composer who leads, plays with, and composes for multiple ensembles that perform often around the Dallas and Los Angeles areas. He was the recipient of a 2018 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for his composition “Berne Center,” which is on his band The Octopod’s most recent album, “Monoliths and Sepulchres.” At the core of his current musical trajectory are bands such as the LA-based Off Cell, a leaderless original jazz quartet, Ptyx Trio, an innovative harp/sax/guitar improvising group. Another part of his current exploration is the Nothing Machine project, a variable-size ensemble of only saxophones that experiments with different styles of graphic notation and the creation of complex sound fields. He was the recipient of a 2018 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for his composition “Berne Center,” which is on his band The Octopod’s most recent album, “Monoliths and Sepulchres.”
Wingfield also has a background writing for large jazz ensemble. His original composition, “Anthropoidea,” won a Downbeat Student Music Award for best Graduate Jazz Composition. He has both recorded with and written arrangements for many well renowned soloists, such as Andy Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Greg Gisbert, and the One O’ Clock Lab Band. Recently he contributed an arrangement to a recording project for His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand.
Danny Kamins is an improvising saxophonist based out of Houston, TX. His current musical endeavors include playing in the bands CARL and Etched in the Eye as well as directing two ensembles at Rice University. He has also been booking shows in the Houston that specialize in avant-garde music since 2016. Artists he has presented include Jack Wright, Michael Foster, Brandon Lopez, Dane Rousay, Illicit Relationship, Gaute Granli, and Damon Smith. In addition, he maintains a studio of 35-40 young private saxophone students from the Houston, Klein and Cypress areas. He holds his B.M. in Jazz Saxophone Performance from Oberlin Conservatory, and is a graduate of Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Musicians he has performed/recorded with include Damon Smith, Alvin Fielder, Joe Hertenstein, Nicola Hein, Luther Gray, Jon Lundbom, Sandy Ewen, Robert Pearson, David Dove, and NewMusic groups Le Train Bleu and Loop 38.
YELLS AT EELS
Oak Cliff’s internationally-known First Family of New Jazz, and winner of the Dallas Observer’s Best Jazz Group of 2012 award, Yells At Eels marked its 17th year as a jazz trio in May of this year. The ensemble, which frequently plays live and tours with guest musicians all over the world, records mainly for the French jazz label, Ayler Records, even though their first CD’s were released on their own Oak Cliff-based record label, daagnimRecords, starting in 2000.
The Gonzalez family cooperative features patriarch musician/visual artists/educator/writer/broadcaster Dennis Gonzalez on trumpets, gongs, voice, whistles, conch shell and percussion, as well as sons Aaron Gonzalez on upright bass and Stefan Gonzalez on drums. Decidedly a step away from traditional jazz, their music is lively, creative, and highly energetic and original. All three have taught in Oak Cliff’s free after-school youth music program, La Rondalla, which after six years has finally its own facility in the neighborhood. Dennis Gonzalez is the Director of the institution.
EMILIO MESA+ISABEL CRESPO+SKYLER HILL
Emilio Mesa is an active musician in the Dallas / Fort Worth and El Paso, TX areas, pushing creative boundaries and reaching out to his audiences through his organic approach to saxophone and composition. Mesa is an alumnus of the prestigious University of North Texas (UNT). While leading his “Constructed Reality” project, a genre-defying ensemble that seeks inspiration from the beauty of the world in which we live, and co-leading Nothing Machine, an avant-garde saxophone trio, Mesa also performs regularly in other group configurations.
Isabel Crespo is a United States-born Costa Rican-Ecuadorian jazz vocalist and composer currently living in Denton, TX. She spends her time performing, leading ensembles of varying genres and sizes, teaching, and collaborating with artists both nationally and internationally. Crespo was awarded a scholarship based on musical merit to pursue a Bachelors in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, where she had the opportunity to perform, record, and tour with the Downbeat award-winning UNT Jazz Singers. In addition to being steeped in the jazz tradition at UNT, she also had the opportunity to perform traditional Brazilian music, Afrocuban music, contemporary classical compositions, and other repertoire by both colleagues and faculty members. In 2017 she was the first vocalist invited to participate in the Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency as a vocalist and composer; she was invited to attend the workshop again in 2018. She received a full scholarship to attend the Keep an Eye Jazz Workshop in Amsterdam in 2017.
Skyler Hill is a composer, guitarist, and producer who manipulates sounds with an earnest curiosity. Both composing like an improviser and improvising like a composer, the music that results is often intentional and exploratory. After attending the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC, he was awarded a music scholarship to pursue a degree in Jazz Guitar performance at the University of North Texas, a leader in music education worldwide. Constantly experimenting and absorbing new musical techniques, he has performed in and written for several diverse ensembles in both acoustic and electronic mediums.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Wild Detectives
314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas