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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. September 5, 2014
  
Friday, September 05, 2014
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
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*WU Campus

College of Law
Event Image Exhibition | John James Audubon: The Birds of America | Aug. 2 - Oct. 26
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a French-American painter, ornithologist, and naturalist. His major work, The Birds of America, is considered one of the finest ornithological books ever published; in it, he identified 25 new species of birds. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features approximately 30 Audubon bird prints on loan from the Hamersly Library at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.
Volleyball vs. Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.)
5:00 PM

Athletic Opponents - California Lutheran

Posada Royale Invitational
Event Image B Movie Club 1st Official (Test junk) Meeting Featuring Plan 9 from Outer Space
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

*WU Campus - Ford Hall

Join B Movie Club for a presentation of the 1959 Edward D. Wood Jr. sci-fi "classic" Plan 9 from Outer Space, considered by many to be the worst film ever made! Viewers are highly encouraged to make jokes and humorous observations during the film
Vollyball vs. Occidental (Calif.)
7:00 PM

Athletic Opponents - California Lutheran

Posada Royale Invitational
Event Image Kneebody in Concert
8:00 PM

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

Grammy-nominated chamber-jazz ensemble Kneebody‘s sound is… explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. All “sounds-like” references can be set aside; this band has created a genre and style all its own. Bassist Kaveh Rastegar thinks of their sound this way, “Personally, I think calling Kneebody “jazz” or “electric jazz” is fantastic because then we can move on from that hang up and play our music — and alter expectations of what ‘jazz’ is.”

 

The quintet— keyboardist Adam Benjamin, trumpeter Shane Endsley, electric bassist

Kaveh Rastegar, saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood—met in their late teens while at The Eastman School of Music and Cal Arts, and converged as Kneebody amid the vibrant and eclectic music scene of Los Angeles in 2001. Since then, each band member has amassed an impressive list of credits and accomplishments over the years all while the band has continued to thrive and grow in reputation, solidifying a fan base around the world.

 

The band has developed their own musical language, inventing a unique cueing system that allows them each to change the tempo, key, style, and more in an instant. “We are a democratic, equally owned-and-operated band with shared leadership,” says Endsley. “Everyone brings in music and everyone votes on everything. And it’s always been just the five of us.”

 

Kneebody draws upon influences spanning D’Angelo’s Voodoo to music by Elliot Smith, Bill Frisell, and Miles Davis. Their live shows are known for intense sonic landscapes of the Radiohead ilk, for the rhythmic bombast of a Squarepusher or Queens of the Stone Age show, and the harmonic depth and improvisational freedom experienced at a Brad Mehldau concert.

 

The band is touring in support of their new Concord Records release, The Line. There will be a free, open admission master class at 2:00 pm in the Rogers Music Center rehearsal hall.

 

www.kneebody.com


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