Safe Jazz, Bonnie Li
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Moisture Boys / Safe Jazz 7" Release Show w/ Bonnie Li
5/24/19 at Bootleg Theater
Tolliver is the son of a Baptist pastor and gospel singing mother, raised in the 'wild 100s' on the south side of Chicago.
He's a soul singer turned erotic electro R&B artist who has also become a notable member of the LA black queer artist community, including Black femme collective Snatch Power. His latest release came in the form of 7’’ vinyl on new LA based label YERSELF Records. The release was puncutated with a livestreamed show in Chinatown LA that featured a full choreographed performance and 40 person dinner. Watch it on instagram TV via @yerselftv.
Safe Jazz is the creative project of Minneapolis born, Los Angeles based bass player and producer Jesse Schuster.
Inspired by the West Coast beat scene, Safe Jazz began as an exploration of sample collage, repurposing scraps of jazz vinyls, youtube detritus, home videos and found sound to the angular rhythms of glitch and spazz backbeat.
Schuster turned to longtime collaborators Eric Mayson and Arlen Peiffer on keys and drums to add dimension to his collage sketches, and together the trio recorded a marathon of performances, outlining 22 songs in 3 days at Red Gate in Los Angeles. Schuster approached those subsequent recordings as fodder, cutting and stretching, sampling and recycling; abstracting from the performances their energy, spontaneity and spirit of collaboration.
From this process, Safe Jazz's debut album, "Joy, Etc." is born. Colorful and unabashed, Joy, Etc. is an outsiders' grateful contribution to the canon of the LA beat scene.
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057