RDL+ Biography

RDL+ is building an original sound that embodies the members’ collective ideas, inspirations, and histories.  With their 2014 debut album, Más P’alla Va, the group focused on writing and playing original compositions, while taking both lyrical and open improvisations on the pieces.  While maintaining an aesthetic stemming from traditional jazz, the group experiments with odd meters, timbre, form, and melodic ideas.  Nonetheless, the exploratory nature of the group is always rooted in the essence of the composed or arranged pieces. 

“We are interested in being creative and full musicians, both on our own and as a group.  When we come together it feels right; seamless, exhilarating, and meaningful all at once.

Since the Fall of October 2015, RDL+ has led a monthly series at Studio Grand in Oakland, Bay Area Bridges. This series (with a show on the second Sunday of each month at 7pm) celebrates the Bay Area, with Oakland as its hub, and brings together the most interesting and ground-breaking voices that need to be heard and reckoned with. Shows include music written and presented by RDL+ as well as other innovative artists, and aims to break new ground in modern music. Past guests have included vocalist Tiffany Austin, playwright/director Rebecca Martin, and Amaranth String Quartet.

RDL+ is currently preparing for the release of their next album as well as a 2016 summer tour in Spain. 


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