duo B. Experimental Band 'Open Studio' Live Online Performance

Sunday, Mayhem 23 3:00pm — 7:00pm

Sunday Mayhem 23 3PM-7PM
Hosted By Max Level
The duo B. Experimental Band (dbXB), co-led by Bay Area improviser/composers Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis, invites KFJC listeners into their online improvisation workshop, with a four-hour continuous performance showcasing compositions and structured improvisations by the ensemble's members, created specifically for making music in an online environment. Mezzacappa (bass) and Levis (drums) have been co-leading the large ensemble since December of 2018. In 2020, once Covid made rehearsing and performing in person impossible, dbXB moved online and has been convening weekly for community improvisation workshops. The ensemble uses software and a private server to connect the performers in (almost) real time.
The 18-piece lineup will feature:
Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Suki O'Kane, percussion
Steve Adams, saxes and electronics
Jon Raskin, saxes
Joel Reber, sax
Joe Hellerstein, trumpet
Heikki Koskinen, e-trumpet, flute
Rent Romus, sax
Erika Oba, flute
Nora Stanley, sax
Dave Casini, vibes
Lea Casini, koto and French horn
Rob Ewing, trombone
Charles Sharp, woodwinds
Jeff Schwartz, bass
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jason Levis, percussion
David Slusser, all of the above

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