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Composers and innovators

Original jazz compositions inspired by the tunefulness of modern rock, classical and world music points The Bill Horvitz Band's original compositions in new directions. Fusing the traditional with inventive techniques, the trio moves between tight compositions and improvisation.

Featuring Bill Horvitz on guitar, Steve Adams on woodwinds and Harris Eisenstadt on drums and percussion, the three have been performing together since 1992. They have two albums to their credit, "Dust Devil" on the Music and Arts label and "The Disappearance" on Evander Music.

Horvitz, Adams and Eisenstadt will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at The Mobius, 281 Fourth St., Ashland.

Adams, saxophone and flute, is a graduate of the School of Contemporary Music in Boston; a former member of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet; and a member of the Oakland, Calif. based ROVA Saxophone Quartet. Downbeat Magazine hailed ROVA as "one of the most daring ensembles of any instrumentation to emerge in recent years."

Eisenstadt holds a Master of Fine Art degree from the California Institute of the Arts. He also studied at The New School in New York City and earned a bachelor's degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He's studied under teachers that include Barry Altschul, John Bergamo, Pat Brancaccio, Vinny Golia, Gerry Hemingway, David Johnson and others. Eisenstadt has performed and recorded with dozens of composers and drummers.

Since 1974, Horvitz has led both large and small ensembles. Between 1978 and 1988, he lived and worked in New York City, where he explored his range as a guitarist in a variety of settings, collaborating with composers and improvisers such as J.A. Deane, Joseph Sabella, Elliott Sharp, John Zorn, Bobby Previte, Shelley Hirsch, Denman Maroney, Herb Robertson, Roy Campbell, Richard Dworkin and many others.

Along with leading the Bill Horvitz Band, he also works with the quartet Out by Five featuring Jon Raskin, George Cremaschi and Garth Powell; The Harris Eisenstadt Ahimsa Orchestra; and Moe Staino's Moekestra!

He recently recorded "Tuolumne Songs," an album of solo compositions for acoustic guitar, and another newer project of his is Tone Bent, a vocal and guitar duo collaboration with composer and singer Robin Eschner that features original songs and old favorites.

See billhorvitz.com for more.

Tickets to the show at The Mobius cost $10 in advance and for student, $14 the day of the show.

Call 488-8894.

The Bill Horvitz Band features Horvitz on guitar, Harris Eisenstadt on drums and Steve Adams on woodwinds. - Photo by Brad Winter