JazzPOP: Steuart Liebig‘s Men-Tot Six

Thursday, August 17, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Courtyard

Hammer Music

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Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Hammer Museum
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Website

https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2017/08/jazzpop...

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Electric bass wizard Steuart Liebig premieres a new sextet, combining the personnel and genre-bending sounds of two of his longstanding groups, the Mentones and the Tee-Tot Quartet.

With band members steeped in the Los Angeles underground music scene, including seminal punk, avant-pop, jazz, and experimental music bands, Liebig’s Men-Tot Six traverses familiar musical landscapes—blues, jazz, country—all the while confounding expectations with imaginative musical mashups that combine dobro and harmonica with drums, bass and horns.

Dan Clucas, cornet. Tony Atherton, saxophone. Bill Barrett, chromatic harmonica. Scot Ray, lap steel. Joe Berardi, drums. Steuart Liebig, electric bass.

JazzPOP, the Hammer’s “reliably excellent” (Los Angeles Times) creative jazz festival, celebrates its 12th season this summer, with three concerts featuring Southern California bass players who lead their bands from the bottom up. Expect deep grooves, free jazz explosions, and music drawing from influences as diverse as vintage L.A. punk, acoustic blues, bebop, and Puerto Rican folk music.

Curated by San Francisco Bay Area bassist Lisa Mezzacappa.