Troker & Subharmonic’s Jazz Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens
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Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
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Saturday, July 2, 2016
SF’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2022 (May 7 – October 29)
Though little known in the US, Mexico’s jazz scene bristles with genre-bending bands, and one of the most creative is Troker. Founded in Guadalajara in 2004, the group has honed a potent fusion of jazz, funk, DJ scratching, and mariachi horns. Stocked with world-class improvisers from different regions of Mexico, Troker creates music that sounds like a soundtrack for a surreal action film, with mesmerizing rhythms and arresting juxtapositions.
A sensational live act, it’s the only Mexican band selected to perform in elite international showcases in Europe such as Jazzahead and WOMEX. Expect the unexpected.
Subharmonic is the sound of the Bay Area’s Jazz Mafia horns, unleashed by heavy rhythmic grooves. By using any means necessary, Subharmonic’s multi-instrumentalists create the sound of everything from a futuristic mega-orchestra to 1920s Cotton Club dubstep by sampling, looping, layering and manipulating an array of brass instruments and beyond. Trombone, trumpet, sax, clarinet and tuba all lock in with remixed electro/acoustic rhythms from Max Roach and Charles Mingus to brass/jazz remakes of Joni Mitchell, Radiohead, J Dilla or Prince, as well as original compositions by Adam Theis.
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