Karl Evangelista’s Bukas Coming to the SF Area May 27-28

Source: Karl Evangelista’s Bukas.

Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista presents Bukas (Tagalog for “Tomorrow”), a brand-new work that explores the intersection between intergenerational resistance and revolutionary music. Bukas premieres at two free concerts scheduled for May 27 at The Lab in San Francisco Lab (2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA) and May 28 at Oaktown Jazz Workshops in Oakland (55 Washington St, Oakland, CA).

Bukas features Karl Evangelista’s Apura ensemble, including special guest Andrew Cyrille (the legendary drummer of the Cecil Taylor Unit), Asian American jazz icon Francis Wong, Bay Area free jazz legend Lewis Jordan, daring bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, and Rei Scampavia, Evangelista’s partner in acclaimed experimental duo Grex. Apura’s 2020 debut record has been hailed as a “modern classic” (Free Jazz Blog) and “improv disc of the year” (Downtown Music Gallery).