On-Demand: Sarah Wilson's Brass Tonic

On-Demand: Sarah Wilson's Brass Tonic

Sarah Wilson

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Power Brass For The Masses
SARAH WILSON'S BRASS TONIC

RECORDED LIVE • FRI, MAR 11, 2022
ON-DEMAND
 • MAR 23 - JUN 22, 2022 

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ABOUT THIS CONCERT
“One of the most intriguing and promising composers and trumpeters on the contemporary music scene” (SF Chronicle), trumpeter Sarah Wilson debuts at SFJAZZ with her brass-heavy groove project.

From New York City to the Bay Area, Wilson has gained notice with a body of original music designed to set human bodies in celebratory motion (it doesn’t hurt that her creative allies include masters such as Myra Melford, Matt Wilson, and Charles Burnham). She traces the seeds of her Brass Tonic project back to her work with drummer Kenny Wollesen, a protean force best known for powering Steven Bernstein’s Sex Mob and various bands led by guitarist Bill Frisell.

Originally distilled from music she wrote for Wollesen’s sprawling 40-piece street bands, Brass Tonic has manifested several times at the de Young Museum. This latest sextet incarnation draws inspiration from the thrumming energy of Oakland and the frisson generated by a confluence of stellar women improvisers. Joining forces with creative music mainstays like Lisa Mezzacappa and Kasey Knudsen ensures that Brass Tonic is a vessel for unbound exploration. Ignoring distinctions between jazz and folk music idioms, Wilson’s music is unabashedly joyful and beguilingly lyrical.

SETLIST all compositions by Sarah Wilson
Incandescence 
Lullaby
The Party
Hopeful Sorrow
The Hit
Epilogue
Cognitive Dissonance
At Zebulon
With Motion
Possibility
To New Orleans

PERSONNEL
Sarah Wilson 
trumpet
Kasey Knudsen 
alto saxophone
Mara Fox 
trombone
John Schott 
electric guitar
Lisa Mezzacappa 
bass
Jason Levis 
drums, percussion

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