MADELINE EASTMAN at the Sound Room
2013 Downbeat Magazine Critic's Poll Winner
Voted as one of the Rising Stars
A consummate, inventive, endlessly entertaining artist at work.
A fearless improviser who seeks out equally intrepid collaborators, San Francisco jazz singer Madeline Eastman strips a lyric bare to reveal unspoken secrets and unanticipated meanings. With the intensity of a torch singer and the chops of a post-bop saxophonist, she's forged a singular approach unlike any other vocalist on the scene, in what the Los Angeles Times describes as "A prime example of what jazz singing in the 21st century can be."
Playing with Madeline will be her long-time collaborator, pianist Randy Porter. It's a high-wire collaboration between equally fearless improvisers who treat songs less as launching pads than as living texts ripe for reinvention.
Porter has built a reputation as a musician's musician, a knowledgeable, inventive, and sophisticated player with a remarkable sense of time and gorgeous keyboard facility.
Bassist Zach Ostroff straddles the jazz, classical, and rock worlds in his work as a leader, sideman, and soloist, performing all over the world.
Drummer Hamir Atwal is a driving force in the Bay Area music scene. He has played world-wide but fortunately he calls the Bay Area home
Visit Madeline Online at: www.madelineeastman.com
The Sound Room (View)
Oakland, CA 94612