Bixler, Boccato Cowherd & Sturm
Wednesday, June 28
10:30pm - 1am
David Bixler - alto saxophone
Rogerio Boccato - percussion
Jon Cowherd - piano
Ike Sturm - Bass
"In the Face of Chaos" represents an artistic reemergence for alto saxophonist and composer David Bixler. A traumatic brain injury suffered by his youngest son necessitated a shift in Bixler’s priorities for much of the last decade-a period in which his family devoted much of its energy to the circumstances of its youngest member. However, this past year Bixler made a conscious decision to re-enter the realm of creative music, but with a perspective gracefully changed and informed by his family’s circumstances. "In the Face of Chaos" is his first recording in five years, and the debut from his newly formed band, Bixler, Boccato, Cowherd and Sturm.
For "In the Face of Chaos," Biller assembled a band that understands the nuance and power of the message this music was intended to convey. Pianist Jon Cowherd, bassist Ike Sturm and percussionist Rogerio Boccato, sensitively interpret Bixler’s compositions, creating music that is both challenging and subtle, and perhaps most importantly, has no fear of embracing beauty.