The critically acclaimed Acoustic Jazz Quartet from Los Angeles will present a Sept. 19 concert in Washington State University’s Kimbrough Concert Hall. The 8 p.m. program is open to the public without charge.
Consisting of saxophone, guitar, bass and drums, the quartet approaches the traditional quartet format from a new perspective, said Gregory Yasinitsky, director of jazz studies at WSU.
One of the co-leaders of the group is bassist Zac Matthews, who earned his undergraduate music degree at WSU. After graduating from WSU, Matthews established himself in Los Angeles, where he regularly performs and records with the top names in the jazz world. Don Heckman of the L.A. Times wrote, “Matthews, who co-leads the group, played several athletic solos clearly defining his technical virtuosity.”