Tuesday, July 25th, check out the Oscar Noriega Trio at the Montclair Public Library Plaza.
Named Downbeat’s 2017 Rising Star on Clarinet, multi-instrumentalist and composer Oscar Noriega has performed with jazz giants such as Lee Konitz, Anthony Braxton, Dewey Redman and Paul Motian. Beyond his own projects—including Trio Hornitos and Banda de los Muertos, in which he plays drums–Noriega is a member of the renowned avant-jazz groups Endangered Blood and Tim Berne’s Snakeoil.
Bassist Trevor Dunn rose to fame as a member of the experimental rock band Mr. Bungle, and his impressive list of credits includes Fantômas and Tomahawk, heavy- metal heroes The Melvins, and more than 20 recordings with John Zorn.
Seed Artists founder Pheeroan akLaff became a major figure in the 1970s jazz avant garde, and has played with masters from Cecil Taylor, Sam Rivers and Andrew Hill to Pulitzer nominee Wadada Leo Smith and fellow Montclairians Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille. He has also led a Double Duo ensemble with saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Mixashawn, and leads percussion workshops around the world, and is a longtime instructor at Wesleyan University.