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Red Poppy Art House: Citizens Jazz: The Music of Billy Strayhorn
May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Citizens Jazz, led by bassist Caroline Chung, brings together some of the Bay Area’s most notable jazz musicians to play the compositions of legendary composer, musician, and vocalist Billy Strayhorn.
Valerie Troutt (guest) – vocals
Riley Bandy – alto saxophone
Grant Levin – piano
Caroline Chung – upright bass
Hamir Atwal – drums
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Citizens Jazz is a collective of some of the Bay Area’s best up-and-coming and veteran musicians. Each combo brings a different element of magic that happens in the spontaneity of the language of jazz and improvisation.
The group is led by bassist Caroline Chung, who has been gigging professionally for over a decade playing in bands ranging from jazz and funk to Brazilian and Latin. She has opened up for the Buena Vista Social Club’s last U.S. tour at Mountain Winery, as well as for Ozomatli at the New Parish with Afro-Latin funk band Sang Matiz. Chung has studied under the late great Herbie Lewis and has also organized several Bay Area Women in Jazz series at Red Poppy Art House. She has many more Women in Jazz concerts scheduled in the near future, so stay tuned!