Sat, Sep 24, 8pm - 11pm
Human Nature, the East Bay guerilla jazz sextet, brings its unique blend of jazz, funk and R&B to Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda on Saturday, September 24th.
Kelly McIntyre, the band's doe-eyed vocalist slyly proclaims, "We want to challenge your idea of what a jazz show can be. If you leave our show having had real fun and a great time, then we've accomplished what we've set out to do."
Tim Wat, the band's founder and keyboard player, adds, "Human Nature brings real jazz with a rock 'n roll performance aesthetic. We're not about watching guys blow into their music stands for three hours. Where's the joy and fun in that?" Also the band's principal composer, Wat insists that despite the wide range of sources Human Nature draws from, it's all jazz. He continues, "Jazz isn't stuck in the '50s. It's not just for academics. We may draw on pop, rock and R&B, but the swing, interplay and language are jazz - jazz for real people. As we say, Jazz...it's only human."
Special guest Joe Klocek, SF Weekly Magazines "Best Stand Up Comedian of the Year", and a veteran of Comedy Central TV and NBC's "Last Comic Standing" opens the show.
Rhythmix Cultural Works is located at 2513 Blanding Avenue in Alameda and is fully wheelchair accessible. Tickets are $18 advance, $23 day of show, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets.
Official Website: http://www.rhythmix.org/content/11events/110924.html
Added by FullCalendar on September 17, 2011