Gregory Uhlmann

Gregory Uhlmann

SK Kakraba, Jake Sherman

Wed · January 17, 2018

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Gregory Uhlmann
Gregory Uhlmann
Gregory Uhlmann is a Los Angeles based guitarist, producer, and composer with an inclination towards mixing the prickly and the beautiful. His debut album, Odd Job, was released in the U.S on Dog Legs Music in 2016 and in Japan on Moorworks in 2017. Chicago Reader described Odd Job as “...a lush brand of chamber pop, eschewing excess and eccentricity in favor of a quest for pure beauty". Having written for various chamber ensembles as well as scored for dance and film, his compositions have been performed at REDCAT, Tutti Festival, and The Poetry Foundation.

As a guitarist, Uhlmann has played and recorded with John Dederich (Deerhoof), Brian Blade (Joni Mitchell), and Jay Bellerose (T Bone Burnett). He has recorded commercials for Vogue and the Netflix TV series, Grace and Frankie. Uhlmann is an active member in several bands, including Fell Runner, Similar Fashion, River Song Quintet, Typical Sisters, Michael Mull Octet, and Andy Clausen's SHUTTER. Uhlmann co-founded Dog Legs Music with Tim Carr (Haim/The Americans) in 2016. Together, they've produced projects with Derde Verde, Dia, Andrew Rowan, Owen Clapp, Evan Uhlmann, and Laura Jean Anderson. Dogs Leg has also contributed to television commercials for music supervision companies Walker and Teenage Diplomat.

Uhlmann's teachers and mentors include Steve Rodby, Bob Palmieri, and Jeff Parker (Tortoise). In 2014 he graduated with a BFA in jazz guitar studies from California Institute of the Arts, where he also studied composition, West African music, Balinese gamelan, and North Indian Classical music. He studied from 2010-2014 with the composer and author, W.A. Mathieu (author, Harmonic Experience). He is originally from Chicago, Illinois.
SK Kakraba
SK Kakraba Lobi is a Master Xylophonist from Ghana, the nephew of Master Xylophonist Kakraba Lobi. SK is a Master of the Gyil, which means he is both an instrument maker and a virtuoso performer. The Gyil is the Ghanaian Xylophone, and the primary instrument of the Lobi, Sisala, and Dagara people of Northern Ghana. It is constructed of 14 wooden slats suspended over calabash gourds that have been fitted with resonators. SK was an instructor of the gyil at the International Centre for African Music and Dance at the University of Ghana, but has recently moved to Los Angeles, CA. SK has performed at festivals in Europe and the Middle East, and he has toured West Africa and America.
Jake Sherman
Until October of 2010, Jake Sherman was making his way as a jazz organist. While taking a walk one day, the perfect hook for a pop song formed in his mind. Jake then spent months in his room learning the art of production, and emerged from his jazz chrysalis. Using a combination of pop sensibilities, intricate harmony, and direct but poignant lyrics, Jake’s sound continues to grow into a world that is purely his own.
Venue Information:
Moroccan Lounge
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012