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Sound Underground at CJC (Berkeley)


California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison St 94704 Berkeley United States

"You've got to go down in the basement and visit every note" - Wayne Shorter

These words of wisdom from the timeless saxophone legend guide the inquisitive approach this Miami-based trio takes to its unusual instrumentation. Intimate and conversational, their music traverses the lengths of acoustic jazz, and beyond –from artful compositions, to introspective ballads, to clever sonic explorations. Composed of guitarist Jonah Udall, saxophonist David Leon, and trumpeter Alec Aldred, Sound Underground was formed as a natural extension of the shared musical explorations and mutual admiration of three roommates with disparate backgrounds. They released their self-titled debut in 2014 with a tour of Eastern Europe, performing at major international jazz festivals in Bulgaria and Serbia. They have been on the rise ever since, being recognized in Downbeat magazine and touring on both sides of the U.S. – including their first appearance in California last year. Their sophomore effort Quiet Spaces will be released this summer.