$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 7:30pm / Doors 7pm
Kevin Sun Trio
"[Kevin Sun is] a player who sees the big picture and his evolving place within it" – The New York City Jazz Record
A saxophonist, improviser, composer, and blogger, Kevin Sun has studied composition with Miguel Zenón and John Hollenbeck, and cites contemporary composers such as Steve Coleman, Vijay Iyer, Miles Okazaki, Henry Threadgill, Steve Lehman, and Mark Turner as key influences. Currently based out of Brooklyn, New York, Sun performs with the collective quartets Great On Paper and Earprint and has shared the stage with Vijay Iyer, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Dave Liebman, and Rich Perry, among others. He is an active contributor to Jazz Speaks, the official blog of The Jazz Gallery, where he has conducted interviews with artists such as Herbie Hancock and Joshua Redman. His blog on jazz and literature, A Horizontal Search, has been recognized by National Public Radio's A Blog Supreme and Ethan Iverson's Do the Math.
Kevin Sun — saxophone(s), clarinet
Walter Stinson — bass
Matt Honor — drums
Jacob Shulman Trio
Jacob Shulman is a composer and saxophonist from Los Angeles. He is currently a graduate student at the New England Conservatory of Music, and he is a graduate of Princeton University and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. His musical interests include Balkan folk traditions, German romanticism, and Japanese video game soundtracks. Jacob toured and taught across Japan with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and across the United States with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. He is a winner of the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards and the Angel City Jazz Festival Competition. Besides music, he cares about mathematics and video games.