AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: July 26, 2010 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Thunderbird Cafe
Street: 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville
City/Town: Pittsburgh PA 15201
Website or Map: http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Manny Theiner
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2010
A multi-instrumentalist on saxophones & clarinets, Aram Shelton was featured in Downbeat for his active ties to creative music scenes in the Bay Area and Chicago. Critics have compared his saxophone style to Roscoe Mitchell and Anthony Braxton. While his music straddles a variety of aesthetic lines, it is connected by the importance of improvisation to develop material and express the individuality of musicians. A graduate of Mills College, his Chicago-based groups include The Fast Citizens (on Delmark), Rolldown (on Cuneiform), and his own Arrive.
Shelton has performed with a wide variety of talented musicians including Ken Vandermark, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Rob Mazurek, Jeb Bishop, Kevin Drumm, Frank Rosaly and Chris Brown. He has performed in Europe, Canada and the United States including appearances at the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Suoni per il Popolo Festival in Montreal, and the Krakow Autumn Jazz Festival. His music has been documented through imprints such as Delmark, 482 Music, Locust Music, MultiKulti, Edgetone, and his own Singlespeed Music.
Opening the show will be the local duo of Dave Bernabo (of Assembly) and Darryl Fleming (of Opek). This show is part of the Summer Jazz Mondays Series - tickets are $8 from the Thunderbird site and $10 at the door. The upstairs club area will be non-smoking.