Phillip Greenlief, Cathlene Pineda and Tina Raymond at the Santa Monica Public Library, September 19

Source: Santa Monica Public Library.

On Wednesday September 19, 2018, at 7:30 pm in the Martin Luther King Auditorium of the Main Library, the Soundwaves new music series presents Oakland saxophonist/composer Phillip Greenlief, joined by two rising LA jazz stars: pianist Cathlene Pineda and drummer Tina Raymond for a set of improvised music that explores melody, rhythm and wide ranging sound palette. Expect muscular phrasing, a wide dynamic range and microscopic detail in textures with a deep regard for listening. Come listen to the beautiful things that can happen when seasoned artists resist oppressive structures and create for you in the moment.

A respected veteran of the Bay Area creative music scene, Greenlief has performed and recorded with artists including Fred Frith, Meredith Monk, Nels Cline, Joelle Leandre, They Might Be Giants, and members of the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. Pineda and Raymond appeared on Soundwaves in November 2017 as part of Eric Barber’s quartet and also frequently work with Vinny Golia, Kris Tiner, Lauren Baba, and other notable artists. Both have albums under their own names on Orenda Records and will be appearing at this year’s Angel City Jazz Festival.

Soundwaves is a concert series presenting artists who appear on the DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) streaming service. The Santa Monica Public Library is the first public library to offer this service to its cardholders. Listings of past and upcoming Soundwaves shows as well as sound and video recordings are at

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. Soundwaves is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For other disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.