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Santa Monica Public Library presents Soundwaves: Dana Reason Trio

August 4, 2016 12:15 PM

Santa Monica Public Library presents Soundwaves: Dana Reason Trio

Santa Monica, California – The Santa Monica Public Library is proud to present Canadian-born composer-pianist Dana Reason on Wednesday August 17 at 7:30PM in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

This concert features new works, improvisations, and compositions from her acclaimed CDs. Reason's music has been described as "largely delicate and contemplative" (Joe Tangari, Downbeat) and her work explores poetic, filmic and expressive templates that move fluidly between minimalist and maximalist musical tendencies; contemporary classical and improvisatory frameworks; song forms and post-1960s jazz topographies. In 2014, Reason was long-listed for Grammy consideration as an arranger, composer and pianist. She is part of the faculty of music at Oregon State University. 

Reason will be joined by Peter Valsamis (drums) and Jeff Schwartz (bass). Jeff Schwartz is an adept performer of classical, jazz, and experimental music, as well as a member of the library staff and the curator of this concert series. Peter Valsamis is a dynamic drummer, composer, and sound designer, who "exercises supple strength with sticks and [...] acts as a crafty coloring agent" (Derek Taylor, All About Jazz).

Learn more about the Soundwaves concert series at

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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