Scott Amendola Trio

Scott Amendola Trio

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Scott Amendola Trio
w/ Dave Devine (guitar), and Greg Garrison (acoustic bass)

This trio with long time Colorado associates Dave Devine and Greg Garrison, Amendola gets to explore his repertoire in a familiar, fun, and open setting. Dave and Greg are both master improvisors, and masters at interpreting composition. What we can expect is the unexpected. From ballads, to groove, to soundscapes, to who knows, Scott, Dave, & Greg will join forces and take us on an adventure not to be missed.

A first-call West Coast drummer, Scott Amendola can be found accompanying some of jazz’s most inventive artists, from violinist Regina Carter to guitarists John Scofield, Pat Metheny to Charlie Hunter, and Nels Cline. But he’s forged an equally formidable reputation as a bandleader and composer who makes canny use of electronics. For Scott Amendola, the drum kit isn’t so much an instrument as a musical portal. An ambitious composer, savvy bandleader and capaciously creative foil for some of the world’s most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. His closest musical associates include guitarists, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Charlie Hunter, Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades, violinists Regina Carter and Jenny Scheinman, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, players who have each forged a singular path within and beyond the realm of jazz.

No project better displays Amendola’s big ears and musical ambitions than “Fade To Orange”, an orchestral piece commissioned as part of the Oakland East Bay Symphony’s Irvine Foundation-funded New Visions/New Vistas initiative. The roiling work premiered to critical acclaim at Oakland’s Paramount Theater on April 15, 2011. As a sideman, Amendola has performed and recorded with a vast, stylistically varied roster of artists, including Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, John Zorn, Mike Patton, Mondo Cane, John Scofield, Cibo Matto, John Dieterich from Deerhoof, Wadada Leo Smith, Bruce Cockburn, Madeleine Peyroux, Joan Osborne, Jacky Terrasson, Shweta Jhaveri, Phil Lesh, Sex Mob, Kelly Joe Phelps, Larry Klein, Carla Bozulich, Wayne Horvitz, Johnny Griffin, Julian Priester, Sonny Simmons, Pat Martino, Jim Campilongo, Bobby Black, Larry Goldings, Paul McCandless, Rebecca Pidgeon, and the Joe Goode Dance Group. Over a career spanning more than three decades, Amendola has forged deep ties across the country, and throughout the world. As an ambitious composer, savvy bandleader, electronics explorer, first-call accompanist, 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. He’s never more than one degree away from a powerful musical hook-up.

“Amendola’s music is consistently engaging, both emotionally and intellectually, the product of a fertile and inventive musical imagination.” The Los Angeles Times

“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

“If Scott Amendola didn’t exist, the San Francisco music scene would have to invent him.” – Derk Richardson, San Francisco Bay Guardian

“…drummer/signal-treater Scott Amendola is both a tyrant of heavy rhythm and an electric-haired antenna for outworldly messages (not a standard combination).” Greg Burk, LA Weekly

Date

Jun 25 2019

Time

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cost

$12 - $18

Location

Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO, 80202