Date(s) - 03/05/2020
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Outpost Performance Space
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Pianist, composer, improviser, singer-songwriter, activist, author and teacher Thollem McDonas, who All About Jazz described as “a wonderful example of what happens when immense technique, boundless inspiration and highly focused artistic vision converge,” has collaborated with renowned artists including William Parker, Pauline Oliveros and Nels Cline. Called “one of the most captivating pianists working today” (Jazz.pt, Portugal), William Parker also called him “a modern griot who has absorbed sounds from every place he has visited.” Born and raised in the Bay Area, he is the founding director of Estamos Ensemble, a Mexican-American cross border ensemble for musical exchange and is a published author about art, politics and his various travels, including The Anthology of Essays On Deep Listening in Full Moon Magazine (Prague) and First American Art Magazine. A self-subscribed serial collaborator, McDonas has performed with bassist Carlos Santistevan and drummer Dave Wayne – both from Santa Fe, NM, on various occasions and in different configurations. Tonight, he presents solo works as well as music for the afore-mentioned trio.