Friday Evening (21.06.19)

PROGRAM IN PDF

ZULA Presents

6th Annual
SOMETHING ELSE! FESTIVAL

Friday, June 21, 2019
(7-11 pm)

The Rock on Locke
— Church of St. John the Evangelist
(320 Charlton Ave. W., Hamilton)

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Tickets:
$25 advance (+ small service charge)
$30 door (student, senior, artworker, underwaged)
$35 door (regular)

Passes:
$100 (student, senior, artworker, underwaged)
$125 (regular)

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Hamid Drake & Iva Bittova photo by Dmitry Rozhkov

IVA BITTOVA & HAMID DRAKE  (CZ/ NY/ Chicago)
Iva Bittova • violin, vocals
Hamid Drake • drums, percussion

These revered, kindred souls—both known for their deft mixture of free-spiritedness and bold musical identity—meet again to perform for unsuspecting Hamiltonians for the very first time. These two fearless aural omnivores will rediscover the pidgin language they’ve honed in several prior encounters, each bringing with them the array of sounds and traditions they have made their own.


HOOKER/ CHARUEST/ NEWSOME/ EGUILUZ  (NY/ QC)
William Hooker • drums, percussion
Yves Charuest • alto saxophone
Sam Newsome • soprano saxophone
Geraldine Eguiluz • voice, various instruments

A gathering of great minds, open hearts, and unique instrumental personalities, this quartet has been assembled specifically for Something Else! 2019. Listeners will witness a unique convergence of these master improvisers —their varied sonic dialects coalescing into a fresh and unpredictable configuration of energy.


GILLIAM/ MILMINE/ POTTIE (Toronto)
Bill Gilliam • piano
Kayla Milmine • soprano saxophone
Ambrose Pottie • drums

The string of surnames may read like they’re a one-off collaboration, but this Toronto trio is anything but. Blending spontaneous invention and composition since 2015, their music simmers with quiet, transparent possibility, even in its densest moments. In addition to having been featured at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and as part of Zula’s past season, they’ve documented their lucid ensemble identity on the recording Entangled Pathways.


PICASTRO (Toronto)
Liz Hysen • guitar, piano, vocals

As fractured as it is stubborn, as vulnerable as it is assertive, Picastro’s catalog of broodingly textural songs stretches back to 1998 and features a number of notable contributors surrounding bandleader Liz Hysen. As Stuart Berman of Pitchfork says of their recent effort Exit, “Picastro aren’t interested in working themselves up into volcanic crescendos; instead, they conjure those early moments of a windstorm, where the dead leaves and street debris start to coalesce into circular patterns, though everything could drift off at any moment.”


Tickets:
$25 advance
$30 door (student, senior, artworker, underwaged)
$35 door (regular)

Passes:
$100 (student, senior, artworker, underwaged)
$125 (regular)

BUY TICKETS & PASSES AT EVENTBRITE