Sunday, March 24th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Rob Sudduth Trio
which way west?
Sunday concert series

Rob Sudduth, saxophone
Dahveed Behroozi, piano
Jason Lewis, drums

Rob Sudduth is back for the fourth time on the Bird & Beckett stage, this time leading a trio. A good chunk of his career has been playing to stadiums, concert halls and rock clubs in the saxophone section of Huey Lewis & the News, bookended by solid avant garde and straight-ahead jazz affiliations. His most recent recorded outings have been on two albums in 2016 by clarinetist Ben Goldberg. Early on, in the mid-1990s, he recorded an Eric Dolphy tribute with saxophonist Joe Rosenberg on a date that featured jazz master Buddy Collette, a colleague of Dolphy’s from the 1950s and ’60s, while working frequently in performance and on record with pianist Graham Connah in aggregations that included Ben Goldberg, Trevor Dunn and other major jazz adventurers causing trouble and having fun in the shadow of the jazz classicists groomed to dazzle the public eye of the time.

Pianist Dahveed Behroozi, born in San Jose, splits his time between here and New York. His musical endeavors span jazz, classical and new music, and his playing has been described as “highly expressive, lyrical and colorful with a phenomenal facility.” In his undergraduate years in the early 2000s, he studied at the Manhattan School of Music under Fred Hersch; subsequently, he came under the tutelage of the formidable Ursula Oppens at Brooklyn College. Dahveed now influences a new generation of pianists, serving on the faculty of Gavilan College, San Jose State University and Santa Clara University.

Drummer Jason Lewis graduated from the classical percussion program at San Jose State University, and teaches in a variety of contexts, performing along the way with major jazz artists including John Stowell, Gary Burton, Gil Goldstein, James Moody, Mark Murphy, Bob Sheppard, Steve Rodby, Paul McCandles, Norma Winstone, Larry Coryell, Darol Anger, Regina Carter, Johnny Frigo, James Carter, John Handy, Anton Schwartz , Terry Disley, Mark Levine, Peter Apfelbaum, Paul Nagel, and Kurt Elling, pop and rock stars Boz Scaggs, Michael Brook, Dijvan Gasparya, Ann Dyer and Taylor Eigsti, and performing as well with the San Jose Symphony and the San Jose Civic Light Opera. Locally, he gigs with a raft of the Bay Area’s most fiercely and playfully creative musicians.

Just another little Sunday afternoon trio date at Bird & Beckett. Do come! And do bring a little scratch to help us pay the musicians. $10-20 suggested; $20 preferred!