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Earthwise welcomes Todd Sickafoose’s BEAR PROOF

October 21, 2023 @ 11:00 pm - October 22, 2023 @ 2:00 am

Earthwise presents:
Todd Sickafoose’s BEAR PROOF

Earthwise presents:

Todd Sickafoose’s BEAR PROOF

Bay Area exclusive

Jenny Scheinman / violin

Adam Levy / guitar

Carmen Staaf / piano

Ben Goldberg / clarinet

Kirk Knuffke / cornet

Rob Reich / accordion

Allison Miller / drums

Todd Sickafoose / acoustic bass, composer

Note: 6 of the 8 members of this band had led or co-led groups at previous Earthwise shows.

West Coast native Todd Sickafoose brings a special octet featuring Jenny Scheinman (violin), Adam Levy (guitar), Carmen Staaf (piano), Ben Goldberg (clarinet), Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Rob Reich (accordion), and Allison Miller (drums). JazzTimes calls Sickafoose “thoroughly original” and “endlessly creative,” and the San Francisco Chronicle calls him “a captivating improviser, imaginative composer, and master of collaboration.” He’s worked with an array of iconoclastic performers – the New Yorker has referred to him as “Ani DiFranco’s secret weapon” and he is the Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning orchestrator and music producer of Anais Mitchell’s current Broadway hit “Hadestown”. Tonight’s concert will be a rare performance of BEAR PROOF, an hour-long piece and “a surreal meditation on BOOM and BUST.” Members of the all-star ensemble have played with a range of musical innovators, from Bill Frisell to Norah Jones, Dee Dee Bridgewater to Dr. Lonnie Smith, Tin Hat to Andrew Bird.


October 21, 2023 @ 11:00 pm
October 22, 2023 @ 2:00 am


Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304 United States