music Kenosha Kid-jazz/Silent Film: “Steamboat Bill, Jr.
9:00PM - - - Price: $7
ABOUT THIS EVENT:
A live jazz & silent film event…
Bandleader/composer/guitarist Dan Nettles has woven a stunning sonic tapestry that fits alongside Buster Keaton’s classic silent film “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” Although well steeped in the American jazz tradition, the music manages to defy complete classification. Rather than focusing on long-winded soloing, the emphasis is always on the total band sound, melody, texture, and solid grooves. The event is designed to have something for everyone: It’s a jazz concert… it’s a film… it’s a chamber ensemble… it’s a comedy… it’s a rock band… it’s all these things rolled into one.
ABOUT THE MOVIE: 1928 black & white 73 minutes
Buster Keaton stars as Junior, a hapless college dandy forced to learn the ropes of river-boating from his cantankerous father. Set on the Mississippi River, “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” is loaded with intricate sight-gags, acrobatic feats, and cinematic ingenuity all leading to a climatic storm sequence like none other.
ABOUT KENOSHA KID:
DAN NETTLES: GUITAR, NEAL FOUNTAIN: BASS, MARLON PATTON: DRUMS
What does the South have to offer the modern jazz scene? This brilliant configuration of Kenosha Kid is here to answer that question with its own fermented blend of NYC hipster-jazz soaked in the humid college-rock town of Athens, Georgia. With over ten years of experience performing together, Nettles, Fountain, and Patton weave their way from one song to another with an uncanny sense of telepathy. The melodies are haunting, the grooves are devastating, and the focus is always on instrumentation, song arrangement, and band sound over long-winded soloing.