Thursday, April 19, 2018

DNACA presents: Max Hatt / Edda Glass

The Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness (DNACA) concludes its 35th Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday April 28 in Crescent Elk Auditorium at 994 G St with Max Hatt / Edda Glass delivering award-winning Jazz Americana and Brazilian Bossa Nova.

Hatt and Glass first started playing together in Montana. Hatt was performing in a jazz trio and Glass sung Brazilian Portuguese as they became the state’s only Bossa Nova band. Music from their album full of original songs was inspired during the long drives to small gigs where Glass would write her storytelling lyrics to complement Hatt’s solo guitar compositions; they wished to create songs that evoked the ambiance of where they called home rather than a faraway beach.

The duo has an impressive background. Their nostalgic original music, encompassing the landscape of the West and the people who live there, earned them the 2014 Grand Prize International Mountain Stage/NewSong Competition where they captured the attention of their future producer, Pat Sansone of Wilco fame. These accolades led them to performances at New York City’s Lincoln Center, DC’s Kennedy Center, NPR Mountain Stage, Sundance Film Festival, and Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival.

Max Hatt grew up in the Chicago area, studying jazz guitar in the David Baker program at Indiana University. He has benefited from the tutelage of Pat Metheny, Julian Lage, and Lee Retinour. He has been applauded for his tone having an “incomparable spook” by the Nashville Scene and his guitar playing being “atmospheric” by John Platt of WFUV.

Edda Glass is the daughter of a jazz trombonist and music aficionado. Her love of jazz meshed with a teenage obsession for obscure Brazilian musical artists, inspiring her to learn to sing in Portuguese. She has been acclaimed for her “impeccable vocal command” by PopMatters and New York Theatre Guide lauded that her voice is “one of a kind…you cannot confuse her with another artist.”

This concert was a fortunate aligning of schedules. The originally planned season finale show, Lion Bear Fox, had to cancel due to extenuating circumstances (a first for DNACA). Max Hatt / Edda Glass were not only on tour in our general region, but thrilled to be able to share their illustrative songs about the West with an audience who can appreciate it within their own experiences in addition to wowing them with new spins on exotic classics such as “Girl from Ipanema.”

Tickets are available in Crescent City at Del Norte Office Supply at 240 I St and in Brookings at Wright’s Custom Framing at 810 Chetco Ave for cash or check only or online at Tickets will also be available at the door where we will accept cash, check, and cards. General tickets are $18, senior (65 years and older) are $15, transitional-aged youth (18-25 years old) are $15, and students (K-college, full-time) are $12. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Merchandise and concessions will be available for cash only.

DNACA, of course, would not be able to bring such outstanding performers without the generous support of our underwriters. For our 2017-18 season, they are: Lisé Hamilton, Chip and Kareen Kalvin, Bill and Kathy Maffett, Gene and Carol Schach, and Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation. Underwriters who are a part of Wild Rivers Community Foundation are: Caldwell and Sund Family Trust, Del Norte Area Fund, and Physicians of Sutter Coast Hospital Fund. Our in-kind supporters are Bicoastal Media and the Del Norte Triplicate. DNACA is supported, in part, by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at We are also supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

For more information, call DNACA at 707-464-1336 or email us at Find us on Facebook @DNACACC for links to the artists’ websites, music videos, and event updates.

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