285 9th St
San Francisco, California 94103

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 8:00pm

Cover $10 to $15 sliding scale
Climate Theater
285 9th Street @ Folsom
San Francisco

Colin Stetson has a unique sax voice. His work has been featured on the David Letterman Show, in sessions and on tour with Tom Waits, Sinead O'Connor, Burning Spear and Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Anthony Braxton and TV On The Radio. He is currently touring with the band, ARCADE FIRE, playing clarinet, bass clarinet, french horn, cornet and bass saxophone.

Quote: "Michigan native Colin Stetson is like the Roger Federer of avant-garde instrumental music. While the Swiss tennis player has changed the way we think of tennis, Stetson is redefining the possibilities of woodwind and brass instruments. Equally at home on the flute, French horn, clarinet, and saxophone, Stetson's musical innovations bring to mind the work of Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser and John Zorn. "

Joining Colin will be Darran Johnston and Scott Amendola.

About Scott (from the NY Times): "The drummer Scott Amendola could fairly be described as a jazz musician with an investment in the imperatives of groove. He seems to come by his eclecticism naturally: when rock, bebop and Afrobeat take turns surfacing in his music, they do so in a way that feels loose and unforced. "

About Darren: "As a performer, Johnston has performed, and/or recorded with such innovative musicians and composers as guitarist Fred Frith, clarinetist Don Byron, bassist Marcus Shelby, bassist Herbie Lewis, the ROVA Saxophone Quartet, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, and others. He was recently listed last June by Downbeat Magazine as one of “25 Trumpeters of the Future.”


The Climate Theater Music Box Series is a non-profit showcase for unusual music featuring local performers, running the gamut from jazz to folk, experiemental to traditional, chamber music to brass bands. The Music Box Series is curated by David Kaye.

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Added by davidkaye on April 28, 2008

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