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Pulse @ BOP STOP

March 4 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Pulse @ BOP STOP

Join us for an exciting night of original music by the outstanding local quartet, Pulse! Tickets to attend this show are $20 each. This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and directly support the band. To donate, select "Donation: Livestream Attendee" (which is a $10 blanket ticket price) as your Ticket Option above and follow the steps below:

  • Select "1" as your quantity and click "Add to Cart." If you wish to donate more than $10 to the band, you can increase your quantity.
  • You may enter your name if you wish and click "Submit"
  • Click on the "Edit Cart" button that pops up.
  • Click "Checkout" to enter your card information.


Pulse (Brad Wagner- saxophones, Anthony Fuoco-piano, Aidan Plank- bass, Dustin May- drums) is a quartet collectively formed by its members to explore modern jazz and to cultivate a unique approach grounded in the sound of the Midwest. All music performed is composed by the band.

The music itself can shift and take any direction imaginable at any moment. The music embraces free improvisation, intense swing, and heartwarming melodies in the course of a single performance.

The group has appeared at the Rubber City Jazz Festival and collaborated with saxophonist Howie Smith and guitarist Daniel Bruce on past projects.


More About Pulse:

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. -

Brad Wagner is from Akron, Ohio, and has a B.M. in Jazz Studies from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Brad has studied with Rick VanMatre, Brad Goode, Phil DeGreg, John Von Ohlen, Marc Fields, and others. Brad Wagner has been a member of many jazz groups including: Ernie Krivda and the Fat Tuesday Big Band, Moustache Yourself, The Hendectet Jazz Collective, The ABC Trio, Pulse, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, The Black Dog Octet, The Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Sam Blakeslee’s Large Group, and can be seen playing in other jazz groups, pit orchestras, latin, and pop music groups around North East Ohio. Brad plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone saxophones, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and also works as a composer and arranger.

Anthony Fuoco was appointed faculty at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music in 2005 and has since taught harmony,solfège, keyboard musicianship, piano literature, pedagogy and applied piano. In addition to serving on the BW faculty he has also taught at Lorain County Community College and Cuyahoga Community College. He frequently performs as a jazz pianist in large and small ensembles throughout the Cleveland area and also collaborates with his wife performing the four-hand and two-piano classical repertoire. He earned a Master of Music at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where he was the recipient of the 21st Century Piano Commission competition. Prior to this, he received a Bachelor of Music at SUNY Potsdam in piano.

Dustin May earned his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from YSU in 2012 and is currently an adjunct jazz faculty member at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, has taught applied percussion at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music and is a freelance musician in Northeast Ohio. Originally from Westerville, Ohio, Dustin had the privilege of studying drum set with Jim Curlis and Jim Rupp. Dustin’s active freelance career has allowed him to play with many great artists such as Teddy Pantelas, Jeff Grubbs, Wilbur Krebs, Ernie Riggins, Pat Crossley, Frank Cunimondo, Kip Reed, Bobby Selvaggio, Ashley Summers, Tom Scott, Brad Wagner, Chris Anderson, Tony Spicer, Theron Brown, Sam Blakeslee, Chris Coles, Dave Morgan, Aidan Plank and many more. Dustin can be heard on the Youngstown Percussion Collective’s Forms of Things Unknown, the Youngstown Jazz Collective’s Absent Dreamers, Bobby Selvaggio's Quantum Man and Sam Blakeslee's Large Ensemble Live at Blu Jazz.

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