solo, duos, trios and quintets with
Gino Robair, John Shiurba, Tim Perkis and Tom Djll
This is the first evening of music in honor of bassist Sperry, featuring English saxophonist John Butcher, with whom he frequently collaborated. Butcher is one of the most innovative improvisers on the scene today, utilizing multiphonics, upper register playing, and feedback.
SperryFest 2008 is a celebration of Matthew Sperry’s life and music with the Bay Area’s creative music community. This year features special guests John Butcher (UK) and Carla Kihlstedt (US) in two evenings of solos, duos, trios and quintets at the historic Hillside Club in Berkeley; a children’s matinee at the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland, and a master class with visiting artist John Butcher.
Proceeds from these benefit performances support the Matthew Sperry Memorial Fund. http://matthewsperry.org/2003/06/14/fund/.
Official Website: http://www.hillsideclub.org/
Added by shoister on May 1, 2008