Kalia Vandever Quartet

@ The Jazz Gallery

Friday December 8, 2023

07:30 PM - 11:00 pm

Kalia Vandever -trombone
Mary Halvorson -guitar
Kanoa Mendenhall -bass
Kayvon Gordon -drums

Kalia Vandever is an American trombonist and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her approach to the trombone is distinctive and defined by her sonorous tone and lyrical improvisational voice. She leans into the challenges of the instrument and allows patience and melody guide her process.

In her compositional practice, Kalia draws from her love of songs and improvisation, creating a landscape of sounds that resonate in the body and hold the listener. She released her debut ensemble album, “In Bloom” in 2019 which has been described as “the rise of an exciting voice for the music” (Seton Hawkins, Hot House Jazz Magazine). Her sophomore album, Regrowth released in May, 2022 on New Amsterdam Records and “confirms her strengths as a composer and bandleader with a distinctly contemporary point of view.” (Nate Chinen, WBGO Jazz) Her debut solo album,We Fell In Turn featuring her works for trombone, voice and electronics released on AKP Records in March, 2023.


Friday December 08, 2023

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: TBD

Kalia Vandever Quartet, Kanoa Mendenhall, Kayvon Gordon, Mary Halvorson, New York City Area, The Jazz Gallery