Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar



Sep 3, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Pegasus Solano

Cory Wright's Fellow Hominids

CJC's Way Out West Concert Series provides composer-performers from the Bay Area and beyond with a Tuesday evening showcase for forward-looking original work in jazz and related genres. Join us weekly in Rendon Hall for Way Out West!

Cory Wright's Fellow Hominids

Fellow Hominids is the most recent project of saxophonist and composer Cory Wright, featuring jazz and improv veterans John Schott and John Finkbeiner on guitars and Jordan Glenn on drums. The compositions run the gamut from meditative and minimal to sharply tailored grooves to blunderbuss attacks - a piece might provide a wide open field, a tight rope, or a wrestling pit for the group's interactions. These four Bay Area musicians have played together in a wide variety of settings and configurations over the past 15 years and a feeling of camaraderie and playfulness informs all of the band's impulses and musical decisions.

Cory Wright, alto saxophone
John Schott and John Finkbeiner, guitars
Jordan Glenn, drums

Reeds player Cory Wright has been involved in the jazz and creative music worlds for the past 25 years, including time spent in New York, Los Angeles and his current home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recent projects reflect his interest in blurring the distinction between composed and improvised music, and in combining the harmonious with the atonal, the grooving with the arrhythmic. He is a member of Bristle, Wiener Kids, the Nathan Clevenger Group and Goggle (saxophone quartet) and leads his own projects Green Mitchell and the Cory Wright Outfit.

Sep 3, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley