Claudia Quintet


Led by composer-drummer John Hollenbeck, the Claudia Quintet—which also includes Chris Speed (saxophone/clarinet), Matt Moran (vibraphone), Red Wierenga (accordion), and Drew Gress (bass)—plays complex and emotionally resonant music with solar flare energy. Their new September consists of a diverse batch of compositions inspired by Wayne Shorter, NPR newsreaders, and 9/11, among other topics. Moran also plays lead bass drum in Slavic Soul Party, a head-banging heavy-metal East European brass-band maelstrom.

Thu., Oct. 3, 7 p.m., 2013

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