GoGo Penguin // SFJAZZ Center @ SFJAZZ, San Francisco [from 20 to 21 September]

GoGo Penguin // SFJAZZ Center


39
20 - 21
September
19:00 - 23:00

 Facebook event page
SFJAZZ
201 Franklin St, San Francisco, California 94102
*OPEN DANCE FLOOR*

Cutting Edges Series: Local and international artists pushing boundaries and exploring fresh approaches.

«It’s a piano-driven blend with all the traditional aspects you’d expect from the genre while still scanning as something refreshingly vibrant and contemporary » — Pitchfork

The piano trio has been one of the most durable, beloved, and flexible formats in jazz history, evoking illustrious names like Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Ahmad Jamal, among others. Manchester-based GoGo Penguin turns this most venerable jazz construct on its ear, infusing direct influences from contemporary electronic music and modern classical concepts into their singular ensemble approach that “defies genre, pulling together influences from trip-hop, classical, jazz and more.” (The Wall Street Journal). The band’s hypnotic, groove-heavy sound has a basis in compositions originally programmed in sequencing software and relies as much on additive compositional development and dynamic contrasts as improvisation, with pianist Chris Illingsworth’s powerful melodic statements anchored by Nick Blacka’s thunderous bass and the skittering, acrobatic rhythms of drummer Rob Turner. The strength of their first two independent albums and magnetic live performances led to a deal with Blue Note Records, who released the trio’s latest full-length recording, Man Made Object, in 2016. Of the album’s evocative title, Illingsworth says, “That title is partly inspired by my fascination with ideas of robotics, transhumanism and human augmentation.” Pushing the jazz trio form in unprecedented new directions, GoGo Penguin truly sounds like nothing else on Earth.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ SFJAZZ:

Grace Kelly // SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ
Kandace Springs // SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ
Pharoah Sanders Quartet // SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ
Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, Matt Garrison
SFJAZZ
John Beasley's MONK'estra // SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ
Chris Botti SF JAZZ Residency
SFJAZZ
Vijay Iyer duo w/ Craig Taborn // SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ
Vijay Iyer Trio // SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ
Vijay Iyer Sextet // SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ
Jaz Sawyer & Tiffany Austin play Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald
SFJAZZ
Leonard Bernstein's 100th Birthday Celebration
SFJAZZ
Snarky Puppy
SFJAZZ
Jackie Ryan Quartet // SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ
Destiny Muhammad // SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ
Natalie Cressman // SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ
Bria Skonberg // SFJAZZ Center
SFJAZZ

The most anticipated events in San Francisco :

22nd Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival
Ghirardelli Square
The Bloody Mary Festival - San Francisco
The Public Works SF
Wharf Fest Chowder Competition
Fisherman's Wharf
RAMEN Summit 2017
J-POP Summit
Bill Nye the Science Guy at The UC Theatre
The UC Theatre
70s Roller Disco Party
PIER 39
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour
Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
Opening Night Gala with Yo-Yo Ma
San Francisco Symphony
Bruno Mars - Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
Mary J. Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour
Paramount Theatre of the Arts
The most popular events in your news feed!