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Wednesday, Feb 4 2009

Since coming to San Francisco in the '90s to revive our jazz scene with guitarist Charlie Hunter in the Grammy-nominated combo T.J. Kirk, drummer Scott Amendola has become a truly versatile workhorse. Besides leading his own innovative bands, he's pounded out free jazz with Wilco's Nels Cline, covered Thelonious Monk in the Plays Monk trio, and improvised electro-acoustically with Crater. Amendola's 40th birthday bash finds the drummer and Hunter joining an impressive lineup that includes Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, New Klezmer Trio clarinetist Ben Goldberg, and Nels Cline Singers bassist Devin Hoff.

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