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Harmonic Series Concert: Jeff Denson Three March 20, 2019 (05:15 PM PDT - 06:30 PM PDT)
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Join us for MSRI's 2018-19 Harmonic Series Concerts:

Jeff Denson Three

Wednesday, March 20th from 5:15-6:30 p.m.

MSRI's Simons Auditorium, 17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 (Google Maps)
Free and open to the public

Featuring Jeff Denson - vocals & double bass
Ryan Pate - guitar
Hamir Atwal - drums

Jeff Denson has balanced a full career as both an acclaimed performing musician and a highly respected educator. Currently leading or co-leading four distinct ensembles, Jeff has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with both his own groups, worked with some of jazz’s finest artists such as Brian Blade, Jane Ira Bloom, Dave Douglas, Charles McPherson, Cuong Vu, Joe Lovano, Ralph Alessi, Walter Smith III, Dayna Stephens, Vadim Neselovskyi, Florian Weber, Dan Weiss, Paul Hanson and had an ongoing relationship with the legendary Lee Konitz since 2007.

Jeff’s most recent album, “Outside My Window,” is a feature for Jeff’s “elastic vocals” (Jazz Times Magazine) where he has composed four original pieces and arranged four pieces by inspiring vocalists in an array of genres: Jeff Buckley, Peter Gabriel, Chris Cornell and Abbey Lincoln.

Jeff is currently a full professor and Head of the Bass Department at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, California. For more information, visit www.jeffdenson.com


Jeff has been investigating the guitar trio in recent months and has put together a special trio featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in the Bay, Hamir Atwal on the drums and Ryan Pate on guitar. The compositions presented this evening will feature newly arranged pieces from Jeff’s previous twelve albums and brand new works that will be released later this year and will traverse a wide musical terrain from swinging, high-energy jazz to chamber music to electronic music.

“Artists are always dreaming up what we’re doing,” Jeff says. “My goal has always been very clearly to create my own musical world.”

Harmonic Series concerts are free of charge and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at jmurawski@msri.org or (510) 642-0771.

17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Free parking
 in the MSRI Parking Lot is available beginning at 5:00 p.m. (lot entrance is below MSRI, enter from Centennial Drive above Lawrence Hall of Science parking area). This lot requires walking up the terraced stairs on the hillside to reach MSRI's building. (Learn more)

Paid parking is available in the Space Science Laboratory (SSL) lots via PayByPhone smartphone app, website, or phone (follow instructions on signage). The lot number is 9477. Create your free account using the PayByPhone website or app in advance to make parking upon arrival a breeze!

A limited number of handicapped spaces are available first-come, first-served at the MSRI building entrance.

** PLEASE NOTE: Announced on 3/19, UC Berkeley's Hill Shuttle will NOT be operating on Wednesday 3/20 due to a AFSCME strike.

For those arriving by rideshare, MSRI's address is 17 Gauss Way, Berkeley, CA 94720.

For those taking AC Transit, the 65 bus route to Lawrence Hall of Science (check online schedule) is available.

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