BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
October 22 from 8:00pm - 11:00pm
National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master saxophonist, David Liebman, whose career has spanned nearly five decades (including stints with Elvin Jones & Miles Davis groups) brings his exciting new band, "Expansions," to BOP STOP! Featuring Bobby Avey, Matt Vashlishan, Alex Ritz, Tony Marino.
After over two decades with the Dave Liebman Group performing worldwide, conducting workshops and recording nearly twenty CDs, Liebman has put together a new band. Bringing in younger musicians, Dave is following in the footsteps of Miles Davis and Elvin Jones who mentored him in the early 1970s providing the kind of experience that can only happen on the bandstand, especially in this period when the “academy” is part of every young jazz musician’s biography. Reaching across generations to both teach and learn is a time worn process in the jazz legacy. In the case of two of the members, their relationship with Liebman is already a decade old as they have been students, accompanists and bandstand mates working together in the Northeastern section of Pennsylvania, USA where a flourishing jazz community has existed for years. Conceptually, the repertoire delves into the free music realm as well as the complex time signatures and harmonies being explored by the young artists of our time.