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Louis Cole Big Band / Genevieve Artadi
October 22 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 22
8:00 pm PDT
Town Hall, Great Hall
Sponsored by SeedIP
Louis Cole is a Los Angeles based singer songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Celebrated as one of the world’s most future-sonic-funk drummers and co-founder of KNOWER, his mission is “to create deep feelings through music.” Cole has proudly been DIY to date, amassing millions of views with his viral videos like ‘Bank Account,’ and arrives with his third album Time, out now on Brainfeeder. Time is a casual but addictive blend of quickfire, hook-laden electrofunk bullets and wistful, soft-focus balladry—and it’s compelling. “A lot of it is little thoughts, that I made into big songs… blasts of inspiration that I was lucky enough to receive,” he explains.
Obsessed over drummers Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, Nate Wood and Keith Carlock, but also drawing inspiration from movies such as 2001 A Space Odyssey and Tron, Cole is at the forefront of redefining jazz, electronics, and cinematic sounds. Cole and his long time collaborators also flavor his sonic mix—notably Thundercat, Genevieve Artadi, Dennis Hamm and acclaimed jazz pianist and experimental composer Brad Mehldau who featured on his album Time. “One thing that I still feel connected to, that I guess is the root of jazz is pure freedom… no limits… just what you’re thinking right at that moment… a pure blast of limitlessness”.
Known for presenting a show that you will never forget, witness Louis Cole’s tour featuring a blazing line up of special guests, including Frederico Heliodoro dos Santos (bass), Paul Cornish (keyboard), Henry Solomon (baritone saxophone), Jon Taro Hatamiya (trombone), Zach Ramacier (trumpet), Shai Golan (alto saxophone), Doug Mosher (tenor saxophone), Rob Sheppard (flute), Genevieve Artardi (vocals), and Isis Giraldo (vocals).
Opening: Genevieve Artadi, co-creator of electronic duo KNOWER with Louis Cole, and also part of Expensive Magnets and Everything’s Under Control, opens with music from her debut solo album Dizzy Strange Summer (Brainfeeder). Artadi’s album melds influences from jazz, psychedelia, bossa nova, and avant-garde electronics.
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Louis Cole photo by Marc Prodanovic