Rovaté 2011

Rova Saxophone Quartet
performing with DJ Olive & DJ P-Love

Rova:Arts in conjunction with SFJAZZ Presents:
Rovaté 2011 -
Saturday, June 4, 8PM
Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street, San Francisco
Tickets: 866-920-5299 or


Rovaté 2011 - “33⅓
In 1977, four adventurous reed players came together in San Francisco to form the Rova Saxophone Quartet.  Exactly 33⅓ years after the quartet's first gig, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Steve Adams and Bruce Ackley are hooking up with 2 turntable wizards for a one-time-only show, created especially for this occasion, and the DJs will be tearing up those 33⅓ LPs for you!

For “33⅓” Rova is working with DJ Olive, a supremely musical artist sought out by sonic explorers such as Dave Douglas, Zeena Parkins, Sexmob, Uri Caine and Medeski Martin and Wood and with DJ P-Love, who's provided grooves and inspiration for musicians as diverse as his long-time partner Kid Koala, the Orchestre Métropolitain de Grand Montréal and Amon Tobin,

The event and concert also celebrate the release of a limited edition live LP of last summer's landmark concert with John Zorn. Entitled The Receiving Surfaces, the limited edition LP was recorded at Yoshi's in August 2010; the LP, limited to sales of 300, will be released at this concert. Available for pre-order from Rova:Arts

An LP that spins at
33⅓ rpm. Coincidence? Nothing in Rova's vast and enthralling creative world is happenstance, though chance figures prominently in the group's aesthetic.

With grooves from two of the universe’s leading turntablists, consider this a happening!

For information on a specific collaborator, click on his name below:

DJ Olive DJ P-Love
DJ Olive
DJ P-Love
Bruce Ackley Jon Raskin
Bruce Ackley
soprano & tenor saxophones
Jon Raskin
baritone, alto & sopranino saxophones
Larry Ochs Steve Adams
Larry Ochs
tenor & sopranino saxophones
Steve Adams
alto & sopranino saxophones

Rovate 2011  33 1/3rd is made possible in part by funding from the Hewlett Foundation, Grants for the Arts (GFTA) and generous donations from our loyal Rova:Arts supporters.