Steven Lugerner's Jacknife:
The Music of
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, Steven Lugerner
maintains an active bi-coastal schedule between San Francisco and New
Lugerner has released multiple albums to critical acclaim -
"Narratives", "These Are The Words", and "Live at The Bunker",
"Gravitations Vol. II" featuring Fred Hersch, "For We Have Heard"
Myra Melford and Matt Wilson, and two recordings with the cooperative
group Chives. Lugerner delves into the music of a jazz legend on the
soon to be released "The
Music of Jackie McLean".
Lugerner collaborates with such artists as: Charles
McPherson, Tootie Heath, Fred
Hersch, Matt Wilson, Ralph
Alessi, Jason Moran, Jane Ira Bloom, Jamie Baum, John Hollenbeck, Myra
Melford, and Darren Johnston.
He performed previously at Chez Hanny with Chives.
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, trumpeter/composer JJ
Kirkpatrick began studying trumpet at the age of 9 with
Portland legend Thara Memory.
In 2011, JJ received his Bachelors degree from the Manhattan School of
Music, where he received the Presidential Scholarship, and studied with
Jon Faddis, Laurie Frink, Scott Wendholt, and Richard Sussman.
In 2014 JJ received a graduate degree from the USC Thornton School of
Music as an Ella Fitzgerald Music Scholar. JJ studied privately with
Ambrose Akinmusire, and Sara Gazarek.
Now based in Los Angeles, JJ has performed with
Wynton Marsalis, Tootie Heath, and Walter Smith III, and was featured
in the Oscar
winning film "Whiplash".
Pianist Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San
Francisco Jazz scene since he moved to the city in 2002.
Adam performs with Bay Area musicians Marcus Shelby, Anton
Schwartz, John Wiitala, Vince Lateano, Kitty Margolis, Andrew Speight,
Dayna Stephens, Erik Jekabson, Gary Brown, Patrick Wolff, Faye Carrol,
Ian Cary, and Mike Zilber, and internationally renowned artists Mark
Murphy, Larry Coryell, Stefon Harris, Willie Jones III, Miguel Zenon,
Luciana Souza, Paula
West, Bobby Hutcherson, and the Glen Miller Orchestra.
Adam appeared here previously with Eddie Marshall, Faye Carol and
Marcus Shelby, Dayna Stephens, Harvey Wainapel, Ian Cary, Patrick
Wolff, and Ratzo Harris.
Bass player Josh Thurston-Milgrom lived for twelve
years in Chicago and three in Berlin before returning to his native Bay
Area, performing along the way with luminaries such as Von Freeman,
Kurt Rosenwinkel, Taylor Eigsti, and Yosvany Terry.
He's a 17-year veteran of the Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty, and
teaches at the Harker School in San Jose.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Michael Mitchell
grew up behind the drums. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music,
Michael has gone on to teach for SFJAZZ in the Bay Area, at India's
True School of Music, as well as the Stanford Jazz Workshop.
A recent relocation to Oakland has afforded Michael the opportunity to continue
learning and teaching, and to build a strong bi-coastal musical
community of students, educators, and professional players.