Fresh Sound 20th Anniversary Season
2017 Series




Concert Schedule    Feb – May 2017 

All concerts at Bread & Salt 1955 Julian Ave. San Diego, CA 92113

Tickets at the door:  $20/$10 students

Bonnie Wright 619-987-6214  


Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:30 PM

Steve Schick and Vanessa Tomlinson, percussionists

Steve and Vanessa were the very first concert in February, 1997.Vanessa was then a graduate student at UCSD and now is a music professor at Griffith University in South Brisbane and performs throughout Australia. She returned to Fresh Sound in 1997, 1999, and 2014. Steve was a professor and performer at UCSD, and has now added conductor and author to his accomplishments, including his return appearances to Fresh Sound for solo concerts in 1997 and 2010, and a 2015 performance with red fish blue fish.  more...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:30 PM

Chris Speed Quartet "Endangered Blood"

Chris Speed, tenor saxophone; Jim Black, percussion; Trevor Dunn, bass; Oscar Noriega, alto saxophone and clarinets. Chris performed at Fresh Sound in 1998 with Cuong Vu, Skuli Severson, and Jim Black, and in 2014 with Dave King and Chris Tordini. “Endangered Blood” was formed in 2008 and their music draws from the members' diverse backgrounds and influences, combining post-bop, 20th-century chromaticism, traditional New Orleans funeral marches, avant-garde jazz and post-punk to create a sort of mad-scientist concoction. Its compositions are cerebral, but they're also gritty and full of energy. more...

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:30 PM

Nordeson/Brandstegg Duo (Percussion / Marimba Lumina)

This will be Kjell’s third Fresh Sound performance, following his 2001 debut with Ken Vandermark’s School Days and a bracing 2015 solo concert. The duo plays freely improvised music based on tight interaction on sonic transformations. The sound is the sound, and the sound is first, and this is what constitutes the musical material evolving between the two.  more...

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:30 PM

Lukas Ligeti's Notebook

Lukas Ligeti is a percussionist/composer who made his Fresh Sound debut performance in a house concert in 2011, playing solo marimba lumina, an instrument designed by the late Don Buchla. Ligeti recently relocated from NYC to Southern California to serve on the faculty of UC Irvine. He creates music unlike any other — a kaleidoscopic mix of African, post-minimal, European classical, and avant-jazz influences. Marimba virtuoso Ji Hye Jung also performs Ligeti's "Thinking Songs", a tour de force that pushes the instrument into new directions, and Ligeti's group Notebook performs works combining composition, improvisation, and unexpected moments of sheer beauty. more...