HTK Trio feat Howard Wales (Hooteroll with Jerry Garcia), Terry Haggerty (Sons of Champlin) & Kevin Hayes (Roy Rogers) - Celebrate "Hooteroll"

Celebrate the "Garcia Days Between" with "Hooteroll"

HTK Trio feat Howard Wales (Hooteroll with Jerry Garcia), Terry Haggerty (Sons of Champlin) & Kevin Hayes (Roy Rogers) - Celebrate "Hooteroll"

FOG feat Brian Melvin

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 Advance/ $22 Day of show (plus applicable fees)

This event is all ages

HTK Trio
HTK Trio
Organist Howard Wales has typically been best known for his collaborations with Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia. After honing his chops during the mid-1960s backing acts ranging from Ronnie Hawkins, Lonnie Mack the Four Tops to James Brown, Wales eventually settled in San Francisco, joining the group A.B. Skhy; He first performed with Garcia at the weekly jam sessions with bassist John Kahn and drummer Bill Vitt at the Bay Area club the Matrix, and in 1970 played on the Dead's seminal American Beauty LP. Hooteroll?, the first joint Wales/Garcia album, appeared in 1971; the duo also teamed with guitarist Jim Vincent and bassist Roger Troy for a tour of the Northeast in 1972. This period also saw Howard working with guitarist Harvey Mandel appearing on Mandel's, fiery jazz-influenced, blues-based rock classic, "Baby Batter" album. Howard's own album, Rendezvous with The Sun, from in 1976 remains a seminal underground opus of acid jazz rock fusion constantly in demand among music collectors. For over the last four decades now, Wales has been quietly and meticulously self-producing and releasing high quality instrumental albums as an independent recording artist in Northern California… have you heard them yet? Few if any know the real story behind this famous unknown legend.
FOG feat Brian Melvin
FOG feat Brian Melvin
Band features:

Brian Melvin-Drums
Brad Buethe-Guitar
Peter Barshay-Bass-
Matt Renzi-Sax

Brian Melvin is an internationally known drummer/percussionist/educator. He has played and recorded with many of the worlds leading musicians. Not limited by styles, he's worked with the late Joe Henderson, Mike Stern, J ohn Scofield, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Bobo Stenson, Toots Thielemans, Richard Bona, Bob Weir ("The Grateful Dead"), Greg Allman ("The Allman Brothers Band") and many more. One of his main associations has been with the Hall of Fame bassist Jaco Pastorius. They were good friends and made five historic r ecordings together. One of their most famous was "Standards Zone" (Global Pacific Records,) which was the no. 1 jazz album for 15 weeks. Beatlejazz has been in the top ten on all 4 of there Cd releases as well. Having lived in New York and Europe, he is no stranger to the international jazz scene. Brian lived and played in New York a few different times, starting in 1987. At that period he was the house drummer at the Blue Note jazz club after hours sessions, along with playing in the Mike Stern trio for two years at the famous 55 bar.It was also during this period where Brian and Dave Kikoski started their long musical and personal friendship, which continues currently in Beatlejazz.In 1998-99 he shared living quarters with Al Foster and played all over New York, and the east coast. Recently Brian has been involved in many great projects, including Beatlejazz, Fog, and many European projects as well. Also a r esident of Tallinn, Estonia, Brian has been teaching workshops and masterclasses all over E urope as well as playing in numerous musical settings. His most recent projects are Modern Times and Drum Prana from Estonia and FOG from San Francisco. He is very active in world music and has been playing tablas and various hand drums along with electric percussion.It was back in 1964 when Brian first got the bug for drumming. He and his brother watched the Ed Sullivan show where "The Beatles" appeared for the first time. He could not believe how much fun Ringo was having swinging the group. That Christmas he received a little snare drum with a cymbal attached to it. As his interest grew, his family was very supportive along the way which finally led to a full set of drums.At that same point in history, Haight Street was groovin' hard in San Francisco and Brian was infatuated with the sound, especially "The Grateful Dead". There w as something in the air, when they played, that was much different from the other groups, and it was "The Dead" that opened many new doors in the worlds of improvisation. Both drummers of "The Dead" were big influence on Brian.One of his early and most profound influences was the time spent with Jerry Granelli. Jerry was just so different and brought the mystical into the drum. San Francisco was blessed with so many eclectic minds. You had drummers like Jerry, George Marsh, and the late Scott Morris, who also was a very creative and kind in his teachings. Then the likes of Eddie Marshall, and Eddie Moore, Richie Goldberg, and Vince Lateano who were and are just fantastic drummers. It was at the legendary jazz club "The Keystone Korner" where Brian met all the masters. He virtually lived there and became close friends with Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach,and Rashied Ali. Brian and Rashid actually played double drums together with Jaco and Jorma Kaukonen in a short lived group in New York in the mid 80's. So many others were taken in along the way. He learned brush ideas from Richie Goldberg and Billy Higgens. Also at seven, Brian met Buddy Rich at the classic club "Bimbo's 365". That experience totally blew his mind. Buddy was great with children and gave Brian a pair of sticks, his album "Big Swing Face", a picture and a friendship up until Buddy's departure. World drumming has also been big interest of Brian. Master tabla players Alla Rakha and his son Zakir Hussain were his teachers, and remain the most highly regarded masters Brian knows and studies. They turn drums into gold, and watching them together was an experience beyond words.It is a constant inpiration that he will always treasure.Also African Drumming has always captured his imagination, and great friend and drummer Kwaku Daddy shared some of his insights of the African drumming and folklore.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/