Friday, May 1, 2015

It's May! It's May! It's May!

Wow, how is it already May? 2015 is flying by but we have a whole host of events at Gold Lion to enjoy the passing time. See below!

Saturday, May 2 at 8pm, $10
Outsound Presents: Dwight Trible Quintet
George Thomson

*Los Angeles-based singer Dwight Trible returns to Sacramento. Dwight is a singer who combines the best of vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills to the delight of audiences and musicians alike. 

In addition to performing with his own group, Dwight is the vocalist with the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet and is also the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples’ Arkestra.

He has worked with such notables as Oscar Brown jr., Charles Lloyd, Billy Childs, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Garrett, Steve Turre, Harold Land, Harry Belafonte, Della Reese and Norman Conners, John Beasley, Patrice Rushen, Babatunde Lea, Ernie Watts, Kahlil El Zabar, as well as contemporary soul artist like LA Reid and DJ Rogers. 

Like his mentors, Dwight is not content to use his music just to entertain people, although he is quite a dynamic performer. He uses his music to bring people together, to bridge the gap between the races, and to heal the human heart. He has received numerous awards for his humanitarian efforts. 

Dwight Trible-voice
Dax Compise-drums
Kerry Kashiwagi-bass
Luis Albert Clifford Childers-trombone, bass trumpet, euphonium and harmonica
Ross Hammond-guitar

2 sets starting at 8pm. 

Admission is $10-15 sliding scale. All ages.

This event is supported by Outsound Presents


Saturday, 5/16 at 9pm, $10
Outsound Presents:
Erick Glick Reiman

Amy Reed (Solo)
Erick Glick Reiman:
Performing on a variety of instruments, including the prepared/extended Rhodes electric piano, as well as piano, melodica, celeste, organ, Waterphone, and toy piano, SF Bay Area composer/improviser Eric Glick Rieman performs improvised and previously structured music in several settings, both solo and in groups, He has performed with the Mills College Contemporary Performance Ensemble in Oakland, CA, USA since 1999, and received an MFA from Mills in Electronic Music and the Recording Media in 2001. Rieman writes for piano, Rhodes electric piano, and ensembles.

Amy Reed
Amy Reed is a visual artist and composer living in Sacramento, California. She is the founder of Ma, a series that supports creative work by women at Gold Lion Arts, a performance/education space she co-creates with Ross Hammond. She studied extensively with Sarah Flohr. She allows her painting practice and her composing practice to inform her extensive research into performance, video, sound, improvisation, and listening. Recent work includes: Solo – electric guitar, Ione’s 20th Annual Dream Festival; virtual Artists-in-Residence dream duo with ecologist Dr. Leo Polansky, large ensemble work with Phillip Greenlief, and an active duo with Ross Hammond performing original and traditional material.

This event is supported by Outsound Presents

Wednesday, 5/20 at 8pm $20 
($17.50 in advance)
Outsound Presents:
David Torn (Solo)

We're happy to announce a solo concert from legendary guitarist David Torn, who is on tour celebrating his new release from ECM Records "Only Sky."

David will be playing a solo, electric guitar set.

Tickets are $17.50 in advance, and $20 the day of the show.

For advance ticket information please email


Thursday, 5/21 at 8pm, $10
Outsound Presents: Gerry Pineda's G11 Quartet Plays Bill Evans

Gerry Pineda-bass
Allen Brown-vibraphone
Nick Fryer-guitar
Brian Kendrick-drumset

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Friday, May 22 at 8pm, $10
Outsound Presents:
Ma Series w/ Nava Dunkelman and Phillip Greenlief and Jon Raskin's 1+1 with Amy Reed

Nava Dunkelman is a Bay Area based percussionist and improviser. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in a multi-cultural environment by an American father and Indonesian mother, Nava’s musical interests span the globe from Japanese taiko to Indonesian gamelan to American marching band, and from classical to contemporary to the avant-garde. Nava studied percussion under Eugene Novotney at Humboldt State University before attending Mills College, where she studied withWilliam WinantFred Frith, Maggi Payne, Zeena Parkins, and David Bernstein. Since graduating with a degree in music performance in 2013, Nava has performed and collaborated with John Zorn, Fred FrithChris Brown, Dominique Leone and many others. Through improvisation, Nava enjoys discovering her own musical language by exploring experimental approaches to communication, progression, and space.

Nava presents: DunkelpeK

DunkelpeK is Nava Dunkelman (percussion) and Jakob Pek (guitar, miscellany, piano). This Bay Area based duo offers listeners a visceral, syncretic experience of sound and silence. Inspired and informed by many musics of the world and beyond, DunkelpeK interweaves and explores countless dimensions of vibration, giving being to a sonic reality unlike any other.


Thursday, May 28 at 8pm, $10
Logan Hone (solo saxophone)

"I am a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. I went to Snow College and am currently finishing a degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance at California Institute of the Arts. I make great fried eggs."
-Logan Hone


Sunday, May 31
Jesse Vasquez Closing Reception

And finally, we'll be having a closing reception for photographer Jesse Vasquez, whose work we've had the privilege of looking at on the Gold Lion Walls for the past 2 months. Jesse's exhibit, called "No Place Better Than Here," focuses on patterns found in nature. All his photos are based around Sacramento. Come by his closing reception. It will be Sunday, May 31 at 3pm. There will be food and live music.

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