which way west? Sunday concert series
March 20th – 4:30-6:30 pm: The Dave Rocha Trio
feat. Bob Brumbeloe, guitar and Chuck Bennett, bass

Dave Rocha promo shotDave Rocha has built his reputation on the San Francisco jazz scene for his work on trumpet and flugelhorn since coming to prominence in the past 20 years; likewise, he’s done significant work and built followings in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. His list of bandstand associations with great players is long and solid.

For this gig, Dave is bringing in a stellar trio with Bob Brumbeloe on guitar and Chuck Bennett on bass. Having played with each other on numerous gigs, they’re sensitive to each other’s styles, making for great energy and spontaneous creativity in their musical interactions. The combination of trumpet, guitar and bass makes for a unique combination and balance of instrumental tones from the three instruments, and the absence of drums creates a singular and wonderfully open space in which to solo.

The trio will perform a wide range of tunes for the Bird & Beckett audience that will include some original material, compositions both familiar and likely new to your ears by such jazz giants as John Coltrane, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Billy Childs, Jimmy Heath, Chick Corea and many more.