Smith Dobson Quartet Featuring Ben Goldberg

Smith Dobson Quartet Featuring Ben Goldberg

“…he represents a new generation.” – San Francisco Examiner The Dobson last name is a familiar one on the Kuumbwa stage. Growing up with his musician family, Smith Dobson has spent the past fifteen years involved in a myriad of different musical projects. Now a stalwart of the Bay Area jazz scene, Dobson has been focusing on his own modern jazz and the release of his latest album, Soul of Wood. His current quartet features clarinetist Ben Goldberg, pianist Keith Sanders, bassist John Wiitala and drummer Hamir Atwal. Look forward to original compositions and inspiration from Lester Young, Stan Getz, and Warne Marsh. $20/Adv $25/Door  (admission tax and service charge additional) Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 pm...
Ben Goldberg – Unfold Ordinary Mind

Ben Goldberg – Unfold Ordinary Mind

Thursday, September 19, 7:00 PM Ben Goldberg – Unfold Ordinary Mind $20/Adv $23/Door ½ PRICE NIGHT FOR STUDENTS Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “An artist who now seems to find beautiful melodies at the end of every path.” – Andrew Gilbert,The California Report Recently named in the DownBeat Critic’s Poll as a “Rising Star” of the clarinet, Ben Goldberg is living up to the hype with his new band/album: Unfold Ordinary Mind.  Featuring a highly attuned band consisting of indie rock guitar god (and member of Wilco) Nels Cline, saxophonists Ellery Eskelin and Rob Sudduth, and drummer Ches Smith, this group brings Goldberg’s newest compositions to full vibrancy. It highlights Goldberg on the rarely heard Eb contra alto clarinet, (with pitch lower than its bass clarinet sibling) exploring a new and refreshing type of bass role....