Ivy Room Improv/ Experimental Hootenanny

Ivy Room Presents

Ivy Room Improv/ Experimental Hootenanny

Wed · July 12, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

Ivy Room Improv/ Experimental Hootenanny with Dirty Snacks Ensemble
Ivy Room Improv/ Experimental Hootenanny with Dirty Snacks Ensemble
Ivy Room Improv/Experimental Hootenanny and Social Club.

9pm doors
9:30pm Ushi-matsuri Ritual marking the day Al Gore conceded (oops!) the presidential election
9:35pm Dirty Snacks Ensemble

Oakland-based vibraphonist/composer Mark Clifford kicks off a three-month mini-residency featuring his Dirty Snacks Ensemble. In composing for the ensemble, Clifford pays homage to his many musical influences which run the gamut from Kool Keith to Bela Bartok, and finds the balance among long form compositional structures, free improvisation, and short ditties while still maintaining musical freedom for his immensely talented ensemble. Speaking of which, the line-up for this show includes:

Mark Clifford – Vibraphone, composition, electronics
Andrew Maguire – Drums
Bob Ladue – Percussion and guitar
Crystal Pascucci – cello
John McCowen – Clarinet
Scott Brown – Bass
Patrick Roth – Vocals and percussion
Steve Blum – Keyboard

The Dirty Snacks Ensemble released their first full length record Tidy Universe (Recollect Records) in June of 2016, and will be releasing a follow up album of rarities and basement recordings, Another Man’s Treasure.

About Mark Clifford
Mark Clifford is a vibraphonist, composer, and percussionist living in Oakland, California. A much sought after performer and improviser, Clifford is equally involved in free improvisation, new music, jazz, and rock; he is involved in multiple projects in the Bay Area and nationally. His performance experience spans worldwide; he has had the honor of playing alongside an array of esteemed contemporaries, including: Jeff Parker, Kjell Nordeson, Ches Smith, Joan La Barbara, Aram Shelton, Colin Stranahan, Ron Miles, Scott Amendola, Tatsuya Nakatani, Danny Meyer, Lisa Mezzacappa, So Percussion, Oakland Active Orchestra, and has served as a percussionist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706