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Sound Underground, McAllister/Golan Duo, Julien Knowles’ Nik Test

July 11, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sound Underground is a compact trio with an expansive imagination. Their inquisitive approach is guided by words of wisdom from jazz legend Wayne Shorter: “You’ve got to go down in the basement and visit every note.” Composed of saxophonist David Leon, trumpeter Alec Aldred and guitarist Jonah Udall, the collective steers through inventive textures far beyond the limits of its unconventional chamber instrumentation.

The trio’s music emanates the warmth of its members’ close friendships. They hail from far-flung corners of the United States – Udall is from Berkeley, California, Aldred from Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Leon from Miami, Florida – and formed in 2013 while living together in Miami, building the close personal bonds that ground their strong musical connection.

Intimate and conversational, their music explores the lengths of acoustic jazz, and beyond. The trio draws on a broad array of influences including Americana, Bulgarian folklore, and the music of luminaries such as Ornette Coleman, Jimmy Giuffre, Joni Mitchell and Jim Hall to distill a deeply personal voice. The result is a sincere and striking reflection of who they are, that doesn’t hide the subtleties or imperfections. At once serious and whimsical, their music tells stories from the soul.

Sound Underground released its self-titled debut in 2014 with a tour of Eastern Europe, performing at major international jazz festivals in Bulgaria and Serbia. They have been on the rise ever since, touring across the U.S. as well as returning to the continent. Their sophomore effort Quiet Spaces will be released this September.

Bryan McAllister, a pianist, is joined by Shai Golan, a young rising star in the New York City jazz scene and beyond. Shai’s compositions and arrangements have won awards nationally and internationally, and his unique and innovative voice on the saxophone has garnered attention from some of the art form’s greatest masters.

Julien Knowles is a trumpet/flugelhorn player and band leader with almost a decade of experience, based out of Reno, NV. He has an adoring passion for music and trumpet playing, and can be placed in any genre, whether it be classical, jazz, pop, etc. His band features some of Reno’s best and brightest jazz musicians, performing his original compositions.


8PM / $5


July 11, 2017
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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The Holland Project
140 Vesta St
Reno, NV 89502 United States
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