Bootleg Theater & Angel City Jazz Festival Present
Jazz Night w/ Michael Mull Octet, Dylan Ryan Trio
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
Michael Mull Octet
The Michael Mull Octet is a chameleon ensemble of diverse Los Angeles musical talents. Performing the original works of composer/multi-instrumentalist Michael Mull, this group explores a soundscape of cinematic colors, deep-seated groove, fiery improvisations, and yearning melody that ranges from sweet and nostalgic to crushing and electrifying.
Dylan Ryan Trio
While studying literature and film at DePaul University, Ryan played in jazz combos everywhere from tiki bar cocktail parties to beer-soaked dives. It was during these years that he met the musicians who would eventually form Herculaneum, his longest running project. Ryan soon began recording and touring with bands Orso, Icy Demons, and Michael Columbia, playing drums, vibraphone, and makeshift kits of his own design based on a combination of John “Drumbo” French’s Magic Band kit and traditional homemade instruments of 1930’s jug bands.
During this same period Ryan became known in the vibrant, decades-old Free-Jazz communities, playing with New-Music luminaries Jason Stein, Josh Berman, Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, et.al.
Ryan currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to perform with Herculaneum, while also playing with Cursive, Icy Demons, Harmonize Most High, and Rainbow Arabia. In 2012 he started his most recent project, featuring Tim Young and Devin Hoff, called Dylan Ryan SAND
A brand new group formed by Joe Santa Maria, Mike Lockwood, and David Tranchina. Having played together in almost every creative context, old friends have come together to process their group musical perspective. Fluctuating between off the wall improvisation and pastoral reflection, the ensemble is on the search for a new sound. An exciting set of music by three of Los Angeles' underground favorites.