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Star Theater

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13 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States
(503) 248-4700 http://startheaterportland.com/

September 2018

$25 – $30

Kneebody & Donny McCaslin

Presented by PDX Jazz and Soul'D Out

September 25 | 8:30 pm
Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209 United States

“One of the smarter bands blenderizing postbop, indie rock, hip-hop and classical music” – The New York Times Kneebody‘s sound is… explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. All “sounds-like” references can be set aside; this band has created a genre and style all its own. Kneebody bassist Kaveh Rastegar thinks of their sound this way, “Personally, I think calling Kneebody “jazz” or “electric jazz” is fantastic because then we can move on from that hang-up and play our music — and alter expectations of what ‘jazz’ is.” Kneebody is keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood. The band has no leader or…

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