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Tumble & John Stowell

August 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Randy McKean, Bill Douglass, Robert Hierendt, and Sean Kerrigan of Tumble, a local jazz quartet, will be gracing the stage of the Open Book, 671 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley on Sunday, August 27th at 6:30pm. They will be playing with legendary jazz guitarist and clinician John Stowell. $15 tickets will be available at the door and in advance at tinyurl.com/tumblegv

Tumble is an instrumental ensemble featuring Robert Heirendt (Mbira), Bill Douglass (Bass & Bamboo Flutes), Sean Kerrigan (Guitar) and Randy McKean (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax). At times they are joined by Joe Fajen (Tablas), They weave musical influences including traditional Zimbabwean trance music, modern improvisation, jazz, and experimental compositional structures. These diverse influences collide and tumble into one another in a manner which is subtle and refined. Tumble’s music is all about the delicate interplay between structure and improvisation.

John Stowell is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. He has taught internationally for 30 years in every educational setting and his clinics are informal, hands-on and informative. Alongside David Friesen, Stowell’s Through the Listening Glass was chosen as one of the “Ten Best Jazz Albums of the Decade” by the Los Angeles Examiner.


Refreshment from Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters will be available during the event.


August 27, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Open Book’s event center hosts a diverse array of concerts, readings, and lectures, in an intimate setting with book- and wood-backed acoustics. Want to book an event? We have a 12′ by 8′ stage, a high-end PA with XLR and quarter-inch hook-ups, and capacity for 80 fans.