Two brilliant rising star composer/performers

Adi Meyerson’s Dark Matter / Emily Kuhn Quintet

Thursday, July 18

7:30 p.m.

Campbell Recital Hall

SJW Members: $39 | Child (17 and under) & Student (w/ valid student ID card) $10

Non-members: $47 | Child (17 and under) & Student (w/ valid student ID card) $18

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Adi Meyersons Dark Matter
Adi Meyerson, bass
Noah Simpson, trumpet
Anthony Fung, drums
Alden Hellmuth, alto sax

Emily Kuhn Quintet
Emily Kuhn, trumpet
Jack Roben, guitar
Christina Galisatus, piano
Jonathan Richards, bass
Michael Mitchell, drums

About Adi Meyerson’s Dark Matter / Emily Kuhn Quintet

“Intuitive and perspicacious, [Meyerson] displays a musical maturity that belies her newcomer status.” —DownBeat“[Kuhn’s music is] the kind of lyrical, spacious jazz that draws you deep within its cocoon-like atmosphere.”—AllMusic.com

Dark Matter, bassist Adi Meyerson’s latest project, is a stripped-down, chordless acoustic quartet with bass, drums and two horns. Together they explore a musical space and time travelogue, creating tension and exhalation in silence and cacophony. Adi’s intention with Dark Matter is to offer you a place for calm reflection on our immediate moment through the melodic lyricism and more abstract sounds.

Performing music from her latest recording, Ghosts of Us, trumpet artist Emily Kuhn says her music draws inspiration from the natural world, science fiction, and the Covid-19 pandemic, meditating on themes of stillness, connection, grief, and hope. The group relies on their strong foundation of musical trust to deftly navigate influences from jazz, rock, chamber music, and Americana.

Both of these acclaimed young artists are alumni of SJW’s Mentor Fellowship program.

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