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Pulse Plays Pascoal @ BOP STOP

September 12 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Pulse Plays Pascoal @ BOP STOP

Pulse plays Pascoal

Modern jazz ensemble Pulse, founded by bassist Aidan Plank, explores the music of the brilliant Brasilian composer Hermeto Pascoal. Pascoal’s music is an amazing combination of complexity and simplicity, beauty and dissonance and Pulse pays reverence to one of their greatest influences in an evening of exciting music.

  • Aidan Plank- bass
  • Brad Wagner- saxophones
  • Howie Smith- saxophones
  • Anthony Fuoco- piano
  • Dan Bruce- guitar
  • Drums and Percussion TBD

More About Aidan Plank:

A native of Oberlin, Ohio, bassist Aidan Plank enjoys performing a diverse range of music throughout Northern Ohio. He studied with bassist and composer David Morgan as well as with Kevin Switalski of the Cleveland Orchestra. Aidan is a graduate of Cleveland State University. Aidan has performed with Dan Wall, Joe Lovano, Judi Silvano, Joe Maneri, Janis Siegel, Frankie Avalon, Tierney Sutton, and many others. Aidan played baroque bass in the premier of Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer’s Le Pouvoir de l’Amour (composed in 1743) in 2002 at Oberlin College as well as in the world premier of Randall Woolf and Robin Stranahan’s ‘pop-up’ opera Frozen Community, produced by Real Time Opera in 2013. Along with enjoying playing in the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Aidan can currently be seen performing explorations of improvisation in duo with guitarist Daniel Lippel. Aidan teaches in the Jazz Studies program at Kent State University, as well as at Cuyahoga Community College’s “Jazz Prep Program”.

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