Do yourself an inspirational favor and come hear Sean Hicke play bass with his equally, exceptionally talented band mates. Sean released my favorite jazz album of 2019 titled Sunflower Sutra, and I instantly wanted to book him at Jazzville. But he had moved to Ohio. Well, I’m from Ohio so I knew he’d be back in California at some point, and the time has come.
Sean wrote and arranged all eight compositions on Sunflower Sutra, a sublime album which he also produced. One of the factors that makes Sunflower Sutra notable is the skill and musical empathy displayed by Hicke and his fresh-faced band mates. They include guitarist Louis Valenzuela, vibraphonist Matt DiBiase and drummer Julien Cantelm.
Many young musicians in their 20s would approach making their debut albums as a chance to show off and play as many notes as possible. Not Hicke, who displays a level of artistic maturity beyond his years. His compositions are steeped in straight-ahead jazz traditions but not bound by them.
His bass teacher was the great Bob Magnusson, whose credits range from a slew of jazz legends to the San Diego Symphony and albums by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Madonna. “Sean is a super talent,” Magnusson says. “I am really proud of him.”
Jazzville at the Cascade Lounge offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting with pristine acoustics and plush seating.
Things to know before you go:
• Must be 21 or over.
• Doors open at 6pm with a 7pm showtime.
• Drinks served throughout the show.
• No refunds except for COVID-related shutdown.
• Free covered parking in attached garage.
We cannot take cash at the door (casino policy). We can accept credit cards at the door if seats are available.
Our shows can sell out, so pick your seats today! If you ignore the seating chart, then the best available seats will be assigned to you.
No one under 21 admitted. Tickets are non-refundable. Line-up subject to change without notice.
Both the casino and lounge are non-smoking environments.
Food is NOT served in the Cascade Lounge but can be brought in from any of the casino restaraunts. We do have a full bar with no drink minimums.
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