Fresh from an appearance at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival, the Daniel Rosenboom Quintet will be giving a FREE clinic/concert at the Bakersfield Jazz Workshop tonight, September 24, 2014. The appearance is part of a West Coast tour celebrating the release of its debut album, Fire Keeper.
The appearance of this rising new jazz group reflects an increasing awareness in the jazz world of Bakersfield’s jazz scene and the BJW in particular. Rather than seeking out specific clinicians for it’s numerous clinic/concerts, the BJW itself has been sought out by many jazz musicians for potential slots. Requests to Steve Eisen, the BJW’s founder and CEO, often mention that the musicians have heard about the BJW from other musicians, are very interested in what the organization is doing, and would like to help out. This often involves taking a smaller fee than usual to support the 501(c)(3) non-profit with its limited budget.
Such was the case with Daniel Rosenboom, who heard about the BJW from local trumpeter Kris Tiner and then contacted Eisen to arrange a performance slot here in Bakersfield.
Eisen, a well polished professional jazz trumpeter himself, is ecstatic about this latest free jazz event, having said that this is, “Going to be an awesome concert!”
As noted on its website, the group is “… an electrifying ensemble that brings together some of the Los Angeles creative music scene’s most distinctive instrumental voices! Their debut album, Fire Keeper introduces a new brand of American music, unbound by genre or stylistic idiom. The quintet seamlessly blends elements of jazz, progressive and experimental rock, electronic music, blues, grunge, and contemporary classical music into an unprecedented sound that is fiery, grooving, intelligent and exciting. The band rocks hard, but flies with the freedom of inspired jazz. The sound is fresh yet grounded, and for all its brazen metal edge, this is joyous music!”
Rosenboom has been receiving numerous critical raves in the international jazz press. Here are just a few of them:
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times: “Rosenboom is a phenomenon.”
Neville Young, International Trumpet Guild: “Rosenboom’s virtuosic performance added great excitement to the piece as we flew through fantastic landscapes or saw flashes of other images: a flutter-tongued passage gave way to a reflective, beautiful melody in the trumpet part.”
Scott Yanow, All Music Guide to Jazz: “Unlike anything heard before. This is jazz for the 21st century.”
Josef Woodard, DownBeat Magazine: “Trumpet dynamo Dan Rosenboom, one of the more interesting Los Angeleno players, impresses with the fluidity of his ideas…”
The quintet features:
Daniel Rosenboom – Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, and Flugelhorn
Gavin Templeton – Saxophones, Bass Clarinet, and Flute
Alexander Noice – Electric Guitar and FX
Kai Kurosawa – Bear Trax and FX
Dan Schnelle – Drums
The evening’s festivities start at 7 p.m. with a clinic, followed by 2 sets in the main dining room of Le Corusse Rouge on White Lane in Bakersfield. The event is open to all ages and is free with no cover nor minimum.