Mark Lettieri Trio & Points North at Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz @ Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz [10 September]

Mark Lettieri Trio & Points North at Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz


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10
September
20:30 - 23:00

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Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz
1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, California 95065
$8 Advance, $12 Day Of Show
Doors 8:30 PM, Show 9:00 PM

An evening of modern instrumental music, with sets by the Mark Lettieri Trio, led by the guitarist of three-time GRAMMY winners Snarky Puppy, plus Bay Area progressive rock powerhouse Points North!

MARK LETTIERI TRIO
The Mark Lettieri Trio is an instrumental jazz-rock-fusion ensemble led by three-time GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist and composer, Mark Lettieri. Notable for being a longtime member of jazz super-group Snarky Puppy, Lettieri formed his trio as a live outlet for his guitar-based material that spans his three albums.

Lettieri’s most recent release, Spark and Echo (2016, Ropeadope Records), is the latest continuation of Lettieri’s evolution as an artist. Following 2011’s Knows and 2013’s Futurefun EP, the compositions on Spark and Echo display his eclectic melding of genres, tones, and virtuosic technique with cinematic charge. The album reached #2 on iTunes’ Jazz Chart, and #11 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums Chart, thanks to rapidly growing international recognition among fans of instrumental guitar music, coupled with his vibrant social media presence.

Serving as Spark and Echo’s core rhythm section – and rounding out Lettieri’s live trio — are two stalwarts of Dallas, Texas’ jazz and groove scene: drummer Jason “JT” Thomas and bassist Wes Stephenson. Thomas, a fellow Snarky Puppy player, is a veteran session drummer whose résumé includes Marcus Miller, D’Angelo, and as a member of Roy Hargrove’s legendary RH Factor band. Stephenson, a respected composer in his own right, is the leader of the fusion group the Funky Knuckles, signed to Snarky Puppy’s GroundUP record label.

When the trio hits the stage, Lettieri’s songs take on an intended deeper dimension. With Thomas and Stephenson providing the rock solid groove, and Lettieri the melodic and harmonic navigator, the band pushes and pulls upon each other with ebullient elasticity and extended improvisation. Yet they always remain honed in on the music’s solid hooks and compositional anchor points. Each instrument has an equal role to play in the larger matrix, and the chemistry of these three musicians is world-class.

POINTS NORTH
Eric Barnett: guitar
Uriah Duffy: bass
Kevin Aiello: drums

Points North creates melodic guitar-driven instrumental music, combining musicianship and a modern aesthetic with classic tones, song structures, and pop sensibility.

Some of the diverse and noted artists Points North has played with across Northern and Southern California include:

— Blues Traveler
— Eric Johnson
— KingsX
— Al Di Meola
— Steve Morse
— UFO (featuring Vinnie Moore)
— Larry Carlton
— Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions, MSG)
— Steve Lukather (Toto, legendary studio musician)
— Pat Travers
— Ronnie Montrose
— Gary Hoey
— George Lynch
— Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun, Sky Academy)
— Eric Martin (Mr. Big, Eric Martin Band)
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