Monday, January 26, 2015

2015 Residency Series at Gold Lion Arts

This year we're starting a new residency series at Gold Lion Arts. Each season, artists will present their work over a three-day period, and will program those days according to their particular vision. We chose artists who are actively creating new work, with recordings, gigs, tours and are also involved in numerous projects.  They will use these weekend residencies as a way to present a variety of music.

Karl Evangelista (March 13-15)

Guitarist and composer Karl Evangelista will be the first residency. His work will be presented Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15.

Karl is an active member of the Bay Area creative music community. He ranks among a new wave of creative musicians grounded in jazz, 20th century experimentalism, and popular song, exploring the place of multiculturalism and ethnic co-existence in an increasingly post-cultural, trans-idiomatic cultural space.

Evangelista’s music has been called “essential current-and-future listening,” a “near-seamless blend of modern jazz, contemporary structuralist composition, indie rock, and blues rock” (Tiny Mix Tapes). This complex, powerful aesthetic fosters an “otherworldly experience” that is “completely original” (Eugene Weekly).

For more information on Karl go to

Vinny Golia (July 17-19)

Vinny Golia is one of the most important figures in creative music today. His music, influence, mentoring and 9 Winds record label have solidified the West Coast as a haven for modern music.

Golia has a formed a number of ensembles that showcase both his style of composition and improvisation. These groups range from the his Large Ensemble to a variety of mixed quintets, saxophone quartets, duos, sextets and arrangements for jazz and classical orchestras. Most recently, Golia has performed and toured with his sextet which features some of the new voices in the Los Angeles free-improv scene.

For more information on Vinny go to

Phillip Greenlief (October 2-4)

Since his emergence on the west coast in the late 1970s, Evander Music founder and saxophonist Phillip Greenlief has achieved international critical acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers.

He has performed and recorded with Fred Frith, Meredith Monk and They Might Be Giants; albums include THAT OVERT DESIRE OF OBJECT with Joelle Leandre, and ALL AT ONCE with FPR (Frank Gratkowski, Jon Raskin, Phillip Greenlief). Recent residencies have included Headlands Center for the Arts and the University of Ballarat, Australia, and from 2012 to 2014 he was the curator at Berkeley Arts, a home for progressive music. He is the recipient of a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award.

For more information on Phillip go to

Clifford Childers (December 4-6)

Clifford Childers is an active freelance trombonist on the West Coast. He has held the Principal Trombone position with the Santa Barbara Opera and the Bass Trombone position with the Santa Barbara Symphony. Childers has performed with many of southern California’s top orchestras, including the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Opera Pacific, Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, and San Diego Symphony. 

In addition to television appearances on The Tonight Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Childers has performed with a number of commercial and pop recording artists, including singers Linda Ronstadt and Diane Reeves, rappers Kanye West and Twista, pop group Pink Martini and legendary conguero Francisco Aguabella.

For more information on Clifford visit 

Tickets will be available very soon. More info to come!

***The Residency Series is done in association with Outsound Presents.  Outsound Presents a non-profit organization, is to provide the explorative sonic community with opportunities to promote their vision and perform their music.

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