Chicago’s Kahil El’Zabar Is Coming to Vallejo

January 16, 2016 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

vallejomap-smallVallejo is a Bay Area bedroom community, one of many outposts well east and north of San Francisco that have grown as housing costs spiral beyond the reach of most working people. It’s also one of the spotlight victims of the 2008 housing crash.

As Vallejo recovers, an organization called Jazz Remedy is trying to shore up the city’s artistic chops. They’ve arranged to have Chicago percussionist Kahil El’Zabar bring his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble into town for a concert on Wednesday, Feb. 3. The band will include Hamiett Bluiett on baritone sax and Craig Harris on trombone, so this is a pretty hefty dose of jazz being laid down on Vallejo — hopefully the community will respond.

There’s a campaign running on Indiegogo to help with expenses.

Jazz Remedy is led by Joette Tizzone, who organized many creative music concerts during the ’90s and ’00s under the moniker Jazz in Flight. I never met her, but I enjoyed many a show that she organized.

As for El’Zabar — he plays a rich brand of jazz steeped in the tradition, music of world peace and harmonious thinking. You can find a lot of his output on Delmark Records, and here’s just one example of his musical direction, an earthly jam that includes some rhythm playing by violin.

And here’s a trailer for Be Known, a 2015 documentary about El’Zabar filmed by a childhood friend and billed as a “warts and all” profile.

Entry filed under: news, upcoming shows.

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