Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present: The Luke Norris Quartet
Saturday, December 16th, 8pm
Bop Shop Records 1460 Monroe Ave. Rochester NY
$10 at the door/$5 for students
Luke Norris is a native of Long Island, NY and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. He completed a degree in Jazz Saxophone, also studying flute and clarinet. He recently returned from a U.S. State Department-sponsored trip to Japan with the Eastman Jazz Sextet, performing in the Tokyo Jazz Festival. In 2016, Luke won second place in Keilwerth’s Saxophone Idol Competition and third prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Saxophone Competition.
Luke is an active collaborator of the Rochester music scene. He has played with Thunderbody, Matt O’Brian and the Great Blue Herons, Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People, 5head, and the Dave Rivello Ensemble. He is an in-demand sideman. He has also performed with artists Dave Liebman, Charles Pillow, Tim Hagans, Scott Wendholdt, John Mosca, Clay Jenkins and David Paich. Luke also has a singer-songwriter side project, releasing 2 EPs under his own name.
Daniel Sunshine is a drummer and composer based in Los Angeles, California. He was first introduced to music by his parents, growing up with the records of classic rock groups such as The Who and The Rolling Stones. At the age of 5, he took up the drums and soon after was introduced to jazz by his drum teacher. Throughout his high school career, he performed with various jazz groups around LA. He recently received his bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he played in the Eastman Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Bill Dobbins. While at Eastman, Daniel also became active in the experimental and new music scenes in upstate New York, where he gave a number of performances of his piece Free In Nine Movements. He has performed in New York and LA with artists including Dave Liebman, David Binney, Scott Colley, Joe Martin, Dave Rivello, Harold Danko, Louis Cole, Genevieve Artadi and Jimmy Greene.
Mike’s singular and very personal musical style seeks to blur the lines between composition and improvisation, while connecting a wide range of musical genres that influence him. He has earned accolades from the press that call this approach “…beguilingly atmospheric…” (Time Out New York) and that “Baggetta’s music is quietly transgressive… Even when he plays a lot of notes, his playing can sound almost static, as though ideas were being snagged out of thin air.” (The Hartford Courant)