The Shotgun Wedding Quintet is an illicit blend of hip-hop and jazz that’s rooted in tradition, but is ever looking forward. The multi-instrumentalist band members make use of samplers and looping-techniques to create a wall of sound as they shift from instrument to instrument, building continuous layers of music and rhythm, paying homage to the art of improvisation both lyrically and instrumentally. SWQ is comprised of founders Dublin (MC), Adam Theis (bass, synth bass, trombone, tuba), and pDubL (drums, sampler), with Tony Peebles (sax, keyboards), Max Miller Loran (trumpet, keyboards), Henry Hung (trumpet, keyboards) and Jon Monahan (guitar, banjo). For today’s program, featuring new material, the Shotgun Wedding Quintet is joined by strings, additional multi-instrumentalists and horns, and surprise guest performers.
The 2014 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2013 Season at Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco runs May 4 through October 26, 2014 and presents over 90 free events including music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, festivals and children’s programs with artists from Africa, Japan, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, the Philippines, Sweden, China, Venezuela and the Bay Area. This year’s Festival features events at Jessie Square with poetry, dance workshops and salsa dancing. Yerba Buena Gardens is located between Mission Street and Howard Street and 3rd and 4th Streets in downtown San Francisco.