2698 Folsom Street
San Francisco, California


Friday, August 31st

Drummer/vibraphonist Smith Dobson has been performing in the Bay Area for close to twenty years now. In 2000, percussionist William Wynant asked Smith to join him and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players for a Yerba Buena Theater performance of works by composers Anthony Davis and Charles Mingus. Smith was also a member of the ska/punk/rock band Square Roots in the mid-90s.

Since 2001, Smith has turned much of his artistic energy into composing for his current trio, which features Devin Hoff on bass, Vijay Anderson on drums, John Finkbeiner on guitar, and Smith on vibraphone. In January 2007, the Smith Dobson Trio released their debut album of original compositions, Basement Bloodlines (Evander Music).

“My most talented student!”

—legendary drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath

One of the leading and most innovative global short film labels, Future Shorts believes passionately in increasing access to today’s short films and in creating a thriving culture around the medium. Each month, Future Shorts compiles some of the most highly acclaimed short films from around the world—creating, in effect, a monthly, worldwide short film festival. Join us tonight as we showcase the August Collection!

“The true pioneers of petit cinema.” —The Guardian (UK)

$12-$15 suggested donation. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Show starts at 9:00 pm.

Added by BayTaper.com on July 30, 2007