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Sons of Daughters

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00.

Merrimans' Playhouse
1211 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, IN 46615

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Thank you for those who Joined us as we welcomed these great jazz artists to South Bend, from New York City. “Sons of Daughters”, an avant-garde jazz trio performed at Merrimans' Playhouse during their Fall Midwest Tour.

"Sons of Daughters connected improvisation with melody with a sense of purpose without limits. Their use of voice as an instrument added another element to the famed pianoless jazz trio formation."
- David Henry, Director of Programs, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

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Sons Of Daughters features Berklee College of Music alums Devin Drobka (drums) and Aaron Darrell (bass) as well as New School for Jazz alum and John Coltrane Foundation scholarship winner Patrick Breiner (sax). The members of this trio have performed with Greg Osby, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Lovano, Billy Hart, Michael Formanek, Dave Ballou, Becca Stevens, Dave Stryker, Ches Smith, George Garzone and Tony Malaby among others. They tour the east coast and midwest regularly playing concerts and teaching clinics and master classes to students of all ages. They have collectively graced the stages of Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Skuller's Jazz Club, Yoshi's, the Kitano, Smalls Jazz Club, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Isthmus Jazz Festival, Milwaukee's East Side Jazz Fest, and many other stages across the US and in Europe.

Sons Of Daughters - Aaron Darrell- Merrimans' Playhouse

"This young trio ... were mighty impressive. Sons of Daughters have found their own way of defining and making their trio into a distinctive force. I look forward to whatever they come up with next."
- Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
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The Artists

“Sons of Daughters. Everybody's mother is somebody's daughter, brother. Dig?”

Patrick Breiner
Saxophone, clarinet, and voice.

Aaron Darrell
Bass and voice.

Devin Drobka

With Patrick Breiner on tenor saxophone, Aaron Darrell on bass, and Devin Drobka on drums, this trio of brilliant young improvisers plays incendiary originals and reaches deep into the pantheon of jazz classics in order to deliver telepathy-laced shang-a-lang that transcends its geographical limitations.

What began as a chordless jazz trio has evolved into a three-headed improvising monster. Breiner, Darrell, and Drobka each contribute compositions ranging from wistful rubato ballades to reckless free jazz avalanches.

This trio of brilliant young improvisers delivers telepathy laced shang-a-lang that transcends its geographical limitations.

Sons of Daughters was born through an unlikely union in Wisconsin. Having heard for months of young guns Aaron Darrell and Devin Drobka, Patrick Breiner traveled from his home in Madison, WI to Milwaukee in May of 2010 for a one nighter at the Jazz Estate. He showed up a half hour late and the band was already knee deep in an epic performance of "Autumn Leaves". Breiner stepped on stage to take a solo before the rest of the band even realized he had shown up. He didn't meet the bass player and drummer until the set break. It was an instant connection. Soon after, Aaron moved to Boston to become a "real" certified jazz musician and Devin moved to New York City to pursue his dream of becoming a failed actor turned singing waiter on roller skates in midtown. Patrick stayed put in Madison, Wisconsin where he continues to undermine the lounge jazz scene one gig at a time.

Devin Drobka- Merrimans' Playhouse



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