Scott Amendola Quartet w/ Jenny Scheinman, John Schott and Zach Ostroff

Ivy Room Presents

Scott Amendola Quartet w/ Jenny Scheinman, John Schott and Zach Ostroff

Thu · July 27, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door.

This event is 21 and over

Scott Amendola Quartet w/ Jenny Scheinman, John Schott and Zach Ostroff
Scott Amendola Quartet w/ Jenny Scheinman, John Schott and Zach Ostroff
Ivy Room is thrilled to have Scott Amendola back!

'Scott Amendola Quartet w/ Jenny Scheinman, John Schott, and Zach Ostroff'


For Scott Amendola, the drum kit isn’t so much an instrument as a musical portal. As an ambitious composer, savvy bandleader and capaciously creative foil for some of the world’s most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his wide-ranging rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. His closest musical associates include guitarists Jeff Parker, Nels Cline and Charlie Hunter, Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades, ROVA saxophonist Larry Ochs, and Tin Hat clarinetist Ben Goldberg, players who have each forged a singular path within and beyond the realm of jazz.

While rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area scene, Amendola has woven a dense and far-reaching web of bandstand relationships that tie him to influential artists in jazz, blues, rock and new music. A potent creative catalyst, the Berkeley-based drummer become the nexus for a disparate community of musicians stretching from Los Angeles and Seattle to Chicago and New York. Whatever the context, Amendola possesses a gift for twisting musical genres in unexpected directions. By employing custom designed electronics, including looping machines, pedals and ring modulators, he’s continually expanding his sonic palette, exploring textures and rhythms with an improvisational sensibility.

"(Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola)...retain a shared enthusiasm for the sheer joy of making music that you can hear in every bar." Mr. Stu's Record Room

"Amendola, who played with Hunter in T.J. Kirk back in the early ’90s, is the perfect partner for the guitarist, complementing his chilled funk with fat propulsion and deft melodic accents and counterpoint that never leave the listener noticing that only two folks are making the noise." Peter Margasak, emusic

“Amendola has complete mastery of every piece of his drumset and the ability to create a plethora of sounds using sticks, brushes, mallets, and even his hands.” Steven Raphael, Modern Drummer magazine

"If Scott Amendola didn't exist, the San Francisco music scene would have to invent him."
- Derk Richardson, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Jenny Scheinman is a musician. She writes and plays songs with and without words.
http://jennyscheinman.com/

Jenny grew up on a homestead in Northern California in a family of folk musicians, studied at Oberlin Conservatory, graduated with a degree in English literature from UC Berklee, and has been performing since she was a teenager. She has taken the #1 Rising Star Violinist title in the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll and has been listed as one of their Top Ten Overall Violinists for a decade. She has garnered numerous high-profile arranging credits with Lucinda Williams, Bono, Lou Reed, Metallica and Sean Lennon, and has toured and recorded with Bill Frisell, Bruce Cockburn, Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, Nels Cline, Vinicius Cantuaria, Rodney Crowell, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Mark Ribot. She has seven CDs of original music to date; Mischief & Mayhem, Jenny Scheinman, Crossing The Field, 12 Songs, Shalagaster, The Rabbi’s Lover and Live At Yoshi’s.

John Schott
http://www.johnschott.com/

Zach Ostrof
https://zacharyo.bandcamp.com/
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/