APRIL 30, 2011


8pm - $10/$8 students - all ages

KRIS TINER QUINTET Kris Tiner - trumpet and compositions, Motoko Honda - keyboards and electronics, Chris Schlarb - electric guitar, Steuart Liebig - contrabass guitar and Nathan Hubbard - drums and percussion

MARK DRESSER + THE MATTSON 2 Mark Dresser - acoustic bass, Jared Mattson - electric guitar and Jonathan Mattson - drumkit

The Kris Tiner Quintet is a newly formed electro-acoustic ensemble that gathers some of Southern California's finest improvisers to perform the music of trumpeter-composer Kris Tiner. The group features the brilliant keyboardist and sound artist Motoko Honda, a native of Sendai, Japan who is deeply involved in the Southern California improvised music scene. On electric guitar is Chris Schlarb of Long Beach, whose recent work on Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty label has been widely hailed as some of the most innovative new jazz to come along in decades. LA avant-jazz stalwart and former Les McCann and Julius Hemphill sideman Steuart Liebig plays contrabassguitar and electronics, and on drums and percussion is the iconoclastic San Diego-based improviser-composer-instrument builder Nathan Hubbard.

Incorporating ideas from various fields of psychological and transpersonal inquiry, Tiner's compositions explore connections between improvisational world music traditions and systemic compositional practices, blending deep jazz roots with references to many diverse streams of contemporary and experimental music. Tiner's music has been performed on five continents, his 40+ CD recordings have been enthusiastically received in the international jazz press, and he has been recognized with awards from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, Chamber Music America, the International Association for Jazz Education, and the John F. Kennedy Center.

Virtuoso bassist-improviser Mark Dresser meets the Indie Surf Jazz guitar/drum duo, the Mattson 2 in concert on April 30th, 8PM at Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street. San Diego, CA. Jonathan and Jared Mattson, former students, of Mark Dresser at UC San Diego, wanted to learn Dresser's compositions known for their tricky rhythms, memorable melodies, harmonies, and improvising possibilities. This first concert together is the result of this special collaboration."

For additional information and/or press photos contact Nathan Hubbard - music@castorandpolluxmusic.com