“Mr. Duffy lived a short distance from his body.” ~James Joyce
Too often this is our reality as well. Moving mechanically from A to B, while we process how we’ll get to C. Over-stimulated and underwhelmed as we endlessly search for a time to be at peace. A place to lay down and rest. Let’s make that place together. Join us for a night of embodiment through music, dance, and stillness. Together we will begin to slow down, and ground in the sensations of our bodies, allowing for the capacity of our individual and collective care to naturally rise to the surface. Let us ask ourselves, “Did I remember to live today?” The the concert will include the invitation to move and dance, as well as to lie down and rest, in addition to the opportunity to sit and listen. Please bring a yoga mat or camping pad to use in the portion of the concert that invites you to lie down and rest.
Jazz Band Members: Sam Priven - Saxophonist. Having performed, studied, and recorded in nearly a dozen countries, he returns home to the SF Bay Area to make music of community and embodiment. Artist Website: www.sampriven.com
Javier Santiago - Pianist. An accomplished educator, arranger and producer, with a diverse set of influences ranging from classical and jazz to hip-hop and world music, he was a finalist in the 2016 American Jazz Pianist Competition. He attended the Brubeck Institute and the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music. His debut LP of all original compositions, Phoenix, features Nicholas Payto, John Raymond, J. Hoard and Corey Fonville. Santiago performs and composes regularly locally and nationally.
Danielle Wertz - Jazz Vocalist. An internationally recognized jazz vocalist, educator, composer and arranger in the SF Bay Area. After being named a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2015, she self-released a duo project with Israeli pianist, Tal Cohen. The album was recorded at ABC Studios in Sydney, Australia and has been receiving high praise since its release in April 2017.
Zachary Ostroff - Bassist. Zachary is a Stanford Alum. Matthew Buckner - Drummer. Ryan Pate - Guitarist.
Register HERE beginning Sept. 11
Free and open to the public.