NOVEMBER 18, 2011

Only Out West: a night of wickedly uncategorizable and omnivorous music from San Francisco and San Diego ... Doors 7 pm     $8 and  $10(sliding scale)

Swarmius Duo

Swarmius is a sonic fusion of hip-hop, house-lounge-techno meets modern classical … catchy hooks, soaring melodies & multi-level syncopations that draw from rock, jazz, the Yoruba music of Nigeria, Eastern European Klezmer, Indonesian gamelan, electronica, hip-hop, vaudeville, European classical and more.

Jozefius (Joseph Waters), laptop and compositions

Saximus, saxophones


Lisa Mezzacappa's Bait & Switch

Bait & Switch is San Francisco bassist Lisa Mezzacappa’s rollicking garage jazz quartet, playing original music inspired by adventurous jazz masters like Ornette Coleman, Henry Threadgill, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Eric Dolphy. The music funnels improvisational collectivity into finely honed compositions steeped in free jazz abandon, avant-Caribbean groove and garage rock attitude. The band was voted Best Debut in the 2010 Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll, and tours the West Coast this fall in preparation for recording their second CD.

Aaron Bennett, tenor saxophone

John Finkbeiner, electric guitar

Vijay Anderson, drums

Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass 

Photo by Myles Boisen