When: Sat., April 15, 7-9 p.m. 2017
Bay Area jazz artist, Paul Smith Stewart, recently released his funk-infused debut EP Transitions. After his previous group, Still Time, went on hiatus Paul moved back to the Bay Area and began composing, workshopping, and collaborating on this new project that has now come to fruition. Paul, who has been influenced by groups such as Medeski, Martin, and Wood and Snarky Puppy, incorporated a modern funk groove into each of these expansive jazz compositions. Performing with Paul will be his quintet featuring Tony Capriccio (keys), Ben Lauffer (drums), Kai Lyons (guitar), Ryan Mosse (sax), and Paul Smith Stewart (bass).