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Tuesday, December 19th
9:30pm-12:30am |$10 – $15

MIKE OLMOS GROUP FT. WIL BLADES ON THE HAMMOND B-3

THE Mike Olmos has become one the most in demand jazz musicians since his arrival to the San Francisco Bay Area. A versatile trumpet player, Mike has been performing with various bands such as the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Pete Escovedo, Rebeca Mauleón, 8-Legged Monster, Realistic Orchestra, Brass Mafia, The Jazz Mafia Hip Hop Symphony, Wil Blades, Eddie Roberts, Jubu and Legally Blynd, The Fil Lorenz Jazz Orchestra, The Shotgun Wedding Hip-Hop Symphony, Conjunto Rovira, John Calloway, Jesus Diaz y su QBA and Josh Jones.

Mr. Olmos can be seen performing at such Bay Area venues as: The Grant and Green, Brick and Mortar, The Independent, The Boom Boom Room, Yoshi’s SF and Oakland, Club Deluxe, Amnesia, The Great American Music Hall, Jupiter, The Warfield, The Fillmore, The Regency Ballroom, Shattuck Downlow, The Jazzschool in Berkeley, The Agenda Lounge, etc.

No less a jazz organ authority than the legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith has called Wil Blades “the future,” anointing him the heir apparent to “carry on the legend [and] the legacy of the organ, of the B-3.”

Blades shoulders that responsibility with nonchalant virtuosity and infectious groove on his second recording, Field Notes (out August 19 from The Royal Potato Family). The album’s nine songs report back from the rich incubator that is the road, with pieces written from snippets recorded at soundchecks, gigs and jam sessions—field recordings of the jazz trio in its natural habitat. On his first full trio outing, Blades is joined by guitarist Jeff Parker (Tortoise, Joey DeFrancesco, Joshua Redman) and drummer Simon Lott (Charlie Hunter, Will Bernard), both musicians who share Blades’ grounding in tradition and urge to push it forward.

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