Esthesis Quartet

Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm$25
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Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance.

(Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) *******************************************************************************************

Esthesis Quartet was formed in the Spring of 2021 with pianist Dawn Clement, flutist
Elsa Nilsson, drummer Tina Raymond, and bassist Emma Dayhuff. What started as a
composition support group to keep the creative juices flowing on zoom, became a
dedicated writing and recording project. They played their first show together in LA at
Sam First in August of 2021 and plan to release their first album on May 27th 2022.
Esthesis Quartet plays original jazz with a reckless abandon that shakes the
preconceptions of traditional instrumentation roles. They treat each other’s
compositions with understanding, respect and a treacherous amount of freedom,
leading to musical explorations that resolve in unexpected directions. Esthesis Quartet
was formed during a time when we couldn’t touch each other, and the name of the
band reflects this. Esthesis means elementary sensations of touch, a reference to the
missed human contact and how much music represented and strengthened these
connections in lockdown.

Each member of the Esthesis Quartet are dedicated performers, composers and
educators, and they each live in one of the four time zones of the US. Pianist Dawn
Clement has established herself as one of the most sought-after musicians working
today. With her joyful presence, consummate technique and distinctive sound,
Clement has gained the attention and respect of musicians, critics, and fans through
the US and abroad. Dawn is based in Denver, Colorado where she holds the role of
Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of the Jazz and American Music
Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Flutist Elsa Nilsson is
originally from Gothenburg, Sweden but now based in New York City where she
plays regularly at the many jazz clubs and is an adjunct professor at The New School.
Paul Rauch of All About Jazz has said about her: “She is the logical choice to provide
a next step for her instrument in the world of jazz and improvised music”. Bassist
Emma Dayhuff is the most recent bassist to graduate from the Herbie Hancock
Institute of Jazz Performance and is the fifth woman to ever participate in the
prestigious program. She is currently based in Chicago where she is pursuing a DMA
at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Drummer Tina Raymond is based in Los
Angeles, CA, where she is the director of Jazz Studies at California State University,
Northridge. A unique voice in the Los Angeles contemporary improvised music
scene, Raymond blends traditional jazz vocabulary with African polyrhythm and
classical percussion technique. She performs, adjudicates, and presents workshops


Saturday, October 22, 2022
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm