A home for interesting, less-than-commercial music in Arcata

The Quick Overview

Wednesday, 19 July doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Jonah Udall & Sound Underground

New Jazz trio from Miami, Fl.

Monday, 7 August doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Howard Alden

Virtuoso Jazz Guitar

Saturday, 12 August doors - 7pm. music-8pm
Bad Luck

Saxophone & Drums in conversation

Thursday, 7 Sept. doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Mare Wakefield & Nomad
Our pals from Nashville . . checkin' in

Tuesday, 19 Sept. doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Pete & Will Anderson
jazz saxophone duo

Tuesday, 26 Sept. doors - 6pm. music-7pm
A Latin Evening

Thursday, 28 Sept.
doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Johnny Connolly & Eamon McElholm
2/5ths of Solas

Sunday, 15 October doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Cassie & Maggie McDonald
Cape Breton fiddle & piano

Thurs., 9 Nov. doors - 6pm. music-7pm
Ari & Mia Friedman
Americana Chamber-Folk

Wednesday 19 July
Sound Underground
New Eclectic Chamber Jazz from Miami

Sound Underground is a compact trio with an expansive imagination.
Saxophonist David Leon, trumpeter Alec Aldred and guitarist Jonah Udall draw on a broad array of influences
from Cool Jazz to Americana, to Bulgarian folklore and the avant-garde to distill a unique and deeply personal voice.
Hailed by AllAboutJazz.com as “a fresh sound... uncluttered and open... capable of grabbing a listener's attention
and holding it indefinitely,” Sound Underground steers through inventive textures far beyond the limits of their
unconventional chamber instrumentation. At once serious and whimsical, thought-provoking and smile-inducing,
the trio spins colorful stories that ring immediately true.

The trio’s music emanates the warmth of its members’ close friendships.
They hail from far-flung corners of the United States - Udall is from Berkeley, California, Aldred from
Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Leon from Miami, Florida - but formed while living together in Miami,
building the close personal bonds that ground their strong musical connection.

Sound Underground released its self-titled debut in 2014 with a tour of Eastern Europe,
performing at major international jazz festivals in Bulgaria and Serbia. Now based in Miami and
New York City, they have been on the rise ever since, touring on across the U.S. as well as returning
to the continent. Their sophomore album Quiet Spaces was released in September 2016.


Monday, 7 August
Howard Alden

Virtuoso Jazz Guitar


Saturday, 12 August
Bad Luck

Saxophone & Drums in conversation

Thursday, 7 Sept.
Mare Wakefield & Nomad

Our pals from Nashville . . checkin' in

Tuesday, 19 Sept.
Peter & Will Anderson Trio from NYC

Identical twins on sax, clarinet, flute with a guitarist

Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary set of brothers performing music today.
Known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music, they hail from Washington, DC,
but moved to New York City to attend Juilliard. Peter and Will have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra,
Village Vanguard Orchestra, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera,
Kenny Barron, Bob Wilber, Albert “Tootie” Heath, live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, and are featured on
the 2014 Grammy Winning Soundrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.

The Anderson’s have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival,
Sarasota Florida Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s Jazz Corner, Seattle’s Triple Door, Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center,
DC’s Blues Alley, and Arizona Music Festival. Their ensemble has performed in over 40 U.S. States, toured Japan, and
featured four times in NYC’s famed “Highlights in Jazz” series, alongside Lou Donaldson, Ken Peplowski, and Warren Vache.
As guest clinicians, Peter and Will have visited Temple University, Xavier University, University of South Florida, University of
Central Oklahoma, Florida State
University, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, University of Scranton and others.

Peter and Will’s debut release from 2012, Correspondence, features Kenny Barron and was listed in Vanity Fair magazine
alongside Miles Davis in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.” The Washington Post called their music,
“imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz.” Their newest album,
Deja Vu, features Albert “Tootie” Heath and was called “a burner that reveals the band’s cohesiveness and spirit” by JazzTimes.
In 2016, they performed live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, playing a duo version of “Lotus Blossom”
commemorating Billy Strayhorn’s centennial.


Tuesday, 26 Sept.

A Latin Evening

Thursday, 28 Sept.
Johnny Connolly & Eamon McElholm

2/5ths of Solas

Sunday, 15 October
Cassie & Maggie McDonald

Cape Breton fiddle & piano


Thurs., 9 Nov.
Ari & Mia Friedman

Americana Chamber-Folk
***** Special Request *****
Many of our visiting performers are in need of a place to stay when they come to play.
Any House Concerteers with the wherewithall to take home a musician can count on,
not only free admission, but the scintillating company of a disciplined and conscientious
student of their chosen musical tradition. Let me know if this is a possibility.


Imagining what a House Concert featuring one tune from each of our performers over the entire year might sound like, I've lined up one example of what each of our performers have provided us over the past year. To be sure, there have been a couple of evenings that missed being recorded and I hope your favorite was not among them. I also hope you can do without titles as announcements are not always intelligible on the recordings. Click on each of these links to access the audio files.

01) Cillian Vallely & Kevin Crawford
02) Dan Newton
03) The Lost Trio
04) Hanz Araki/Colleen Raney/Stuart Mason
05) Goitse
06) Snowapple
07) Johnny Connoly & Leonard Barry
08) Cassie & Maggie McDonald
09) Frankie & Sean Gavin
10) Syrinx Effect
11) Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna
12) Luke Brechtelsbauer
13) Dan Walsh
14) David Power
15) Pascal Gemme & Yann Falquet
16) Johnny Connolly/Winifred Horan/Cary Novotny
17) Anita McDonald
18) John Schott ACTUAL Trio
19) Ned Evett


These evenings are supported by the
soup, fresh bread, beer, wine, coffee, tea & general conviviality
for which doors will open an hour before the music starts.

Suggested Donation - $25 - 10 sliding scale
(thank you, Dan Compton)
Contact via:
(707) 499-8516 for more information