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Jazz @ The Dance Hall: Shaman Denominator

 photo credit Amanda Kowalski

photo credit Amanda Kowalski

Friday, June 15
7:30 PM

Seacoast favorites Chris Klaxton, John Mettam, and Scott Kiefner bring their newly formed trio Shaman Denominator to the Dance Hall for the very first time. Possessing a wide range of stylistic influence and an ever increasing fascination with improvisation, the trio explores atypical forms, composers, and methods of organization. Mettam's rhythmic prowess, Kiefner's grounded bass concept, and Klaxton's melodic approach on trumpet and keyboards coalesce as one breathing and evolving organism. Shaman Denominator seeks to explore various methods of "getting the job done" and delivers a solid punch no matter the material. The evening promises an ample dose of rhythmic energy, incisive execution, beautiful melody and will feature original compositions + works by Ornette Coleman, Erik Satie, Bela Bartok, and Carla Bley. 

Chris Klaxton - trumpet / keys
John Mettam - drums
Scott Kiefner - bass


$12/advance $15/door