SANTA MONICA—The Dana Reason Trio will be holding a free concert at the Santa Monica Public Library on Wednesday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m., according to a press release from the city of Santa Monica. The concert will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium in the Main Library located at 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
During the concert, the Dana Reason Trio will be playing new works, improvisations and compositions from her CDs. Reason’s work is described as exploring “poetic, filmic and expressive templates that move fluidly between minimalist and maximalist musical tendencies.” The music will have contemporary classical and improvisational frameworks with song forms and post-1960s jazz topographies.
In 2014, Reason was long-listed for a Grammy consideration as an arranger, composer and pianist. She is also part of the faculty at Oregon State University. Reason will be joined by Peter Valsamis on drums and Jeff Schwartz on bass.
Valsamis is a dynamic drummer, composer and sound designer. Schwartz is an adept performer of classical, jazz and experimental music. Schwartz is also a member of the SMPL staff and is the curator of this concert series.
The Dana Reason Trio concert is open to the public with seating on a first come, first served basis. This is the first time the Dana Reason Trio has performed at the library and is for all ages, Schwartz told Canyon News in an email. Schwartz also indicated that the concert will last about one hour.
For more information on the band visit www.soundwavesnewmusic.com. The SMPL is wheelchair accessible and anyone wishing for disabled services can contact the Library Administration one week prior to the event at (310) 458-8606. For more information on the library visit www.smpl.org or call (310) 458-8600.