ERIC MUHLER – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – April 18th, 2017

ERIC MUHLER

New Works - Solo, Duo, Trio

ERIC MUHLER

Tue 4.18

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA

$25.00

Featuring Michael Wilcox & Brian Andres

Eric Muhler
Eric Muhler
Oakland native Eric Muhler returns to Yoshi’s for a show of his new works written since 2010. This show will feature Eric on solo piano, in duo with East Bay legend Michael Wilcox on electric bass, and in trio with Michael and master drummer Brian Andres. Muhler’s compositions run the gamut from deeply introspective, dense harmony and intensely melodic ballads, to blistering fast fusion grooves underlying his fast, potent, melodies. Please join us in welcoming Eric back to the Yoshi’s stage for what will be a deeply moving and powerful outing at the cutting edge of American Jazz.

Buoyed by his “remarkable pianistic technique” (Phil Elwood - SF Examiner) based in classical training, Eric Muhler is that unique artistic treasure; he has an instantly recognizable style of composition and improvisation that barely divulges his influences. When combined with the incredibly subtle nuances of a great concert piano, Muhler’s music reaches its highest level of shading and magical expression. His music has been described as “like little journeys, road trips that twist and turn and reward listeners with surprises around every corner.” ({Paul Liberatore - Marin Independent Journal) “Muhler’s piano lines seem to explore, search and seek out new, mystical lands.” (Dan Bilawsky - New York Jazz Guide) “The product of Muhler’s collective efforts are great musical conversations that are lyrical, haunting, and inviting to all of the audience.” (Mark McLeod) “Muhler pursued the path of seeking a higher truth through his music and the result is as rich, original, and complex as the man himself. One of a kind.” (Scott Yanow - scottyanow.com)

Michael Wilcox - Electric Bass

Michael Wilcox is a master of the six stringed electric bass whose incredible musical skills and talents are in high demand with cutting edge Bay Area bands such as Distant Intervals, the Sheldon Brown Ensemble, Transcendence Theater Company, and his own Michael Wilcox Trio. He also held down the bass position with well known acts such as Pickle Family Circus and the SF Mime Troupe. Michael has recorded on over 30 CDs along with television, commercial, and radio work. He teaches bass and advanced improvisational skills privately and has served as Adjunct Faculty Member in the Jazz Department at San Jose State University and has taught students and workshops at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. Michael is the bass player on three Eric Muhler CDs: Red Daze, Live at the Jazz School, and The Jury Is Out. He brings remarkable tone and color with a complex and thorough understanding of melody and harmony to his bass lines and improvisations.

Brian Andres - Drums

Brian Andres is a Bay Area master percussionist, band leader, and constantly in-demand sideman for most if not all of the best latin jazz bands playing. A Cincinnati native and scion of a musical family, he moved to the Bay Area in 2000. He began playing with a who’s-who of local greats such as Dr. Loco (Dr. Jose Cuellar), John Calloway, (John Santos, Wayne Wallace, Omar Sosa) guitarist Ray Obiedo, Grammy Award Winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Independent Music Award winning artist and Ivory Coast native Fely Tchaco, reggae singer Black Nature (Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars) percussionist band leader Danilo Paiz (Ruben Blades). Brian has his own band The Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel with three CDs available. His CD San Francisco, features an Eric Muhler composition, Sand Castles. A lifelong drummer ranging from tabletop to full trap kit, Brian is a sponsored artist for Sakae Drums and Bosphorus Cymbals. He is a noted drum educator and maintains a full time teaching schedule as well as lecturing and publishing articles on drum technique and rhythms in DownBeat Magazine.
Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
http://www.yoshis.com/