KNEEBODY (NYC) w/ Alex Pinto Trio
Jazz experimenters KNEEBODY from NY bring their magic to SF for this exclusive event at Viracocha.
"Cohesion is the truest constant in the music of Kneebody, a band that inhabits the borderland abutted by post-bop, indie-rock and hip-hop, without seeming to give much thought to the borders" NY Times, 2010
By combining sophisticated compositions and virtuosic improvising, the Grammy nominated group Kneebody has created a diverse, loyal fan base in the United States and Europe. Founded in 2001, Kneebody has built upon an impressive array of individual resumes and conservatory training to create a truly singular voice within the instrumental world.
In 2005 Kneebody released their debut album "Kneebody" on Dave Douglas' Greenleaf Music Label. In 2007 they followed up with "Low Electrical Worker" on the Colortone Label. A collection of 13 original songs, "Low Electrical Worker" was hailed by saxophonist Joshua Redman as one of his "favorite albums of 2007". In the spring of 2009, Kneebody and vocalist Theo Bleckmann released "12 Songs of Charles Ives" on the Winter & Winter label and received a Grammy nomination in the "classical crossover" category. Kneebody is presently touring in support of their third studio album, "You Can Have Your Moment," also on the Winter & Winter label.
Joining Kneebody on the bill will be local jazz innovators, the ALEX PINTO TRIO.
Award-winning guitarist and composer Alex Pinto introduced himself on a global stage with the release of his debut album, "Inner State" in March of 2011. Pinto received heavy praise from the jazz and guitar communities for his album that showcases himself as a guitarist with a sound and concept unlike any other player on the scene today.
"Alex is one of the very few players of his generation to seriously take on the challenge of creating a hybrid music, namely one of Jazz and Hindustani music. He's grown both as a player and conceptualist considerably since our first meeting five years ago. I can only imagine the music he'll produce in the years to come." - Rez Abbasi
Pinto moved to the Bay Area in 2009 to work with local non-profit start up, Music National Service, and is a growing presence in the regions eclectic music scene, leading his own jazz projects and performing as a sideman with cutting edge artist and musician Jeremy Rourke.
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