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Sun, Oct 23


Wild Eye Pub

Flounder returns!

Flounder: Playful groove & grit of classic blues/jazz mixed with original, feisty jazz by composer David Dvorin, with Randy McKean, Cliff Childers, & Tim Bulkley. You'll be on your feet, cheering!

Registration is Closed - there may be tix left at door. Call 446-6668.
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Flounder returns!
Flounder returns!

Time & Location

Oct 23, 2022, 6:30 PM

Wild Eye Pub, 535 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945, USA

About the event

“Innovative compositions, unusual instrumentation, impeccable musicianship and interplay between the four performers – all this adds up to make Flounder one of the most interesting and enjoyable jazz bands you’ll ever hear.”

- Bruce Grelle, “Evening Jazz” North State Public Radio

"Regardless of mood swings and atmospheric shifts, this California quartet, led by accomplished composer and guitarist David Dvorin, continuously transmits a sense of the pleasure of music-making."

- Duane Verh, Jazz and Blues Report

“David Dvorin creates pure musical alchemy with his band Flounder, combining inspired writing with unique instrumental voicing and brilliant musicianship.”

- Steve Scarborough, “It’s Just Jazz”,  KZFR

Combining the freewheeling groove and grit of mid-century blues and jazz with the intimacy and instrumental interplay of chamber music, Flounder was originally formed in 2018 to perform a concert of original works by composer David Dvorin at California State University, Chico, where Dvorin is a Professor of Music. The collaboration proved so successful that the four musicians decided to keep the project going, performing and recording Dvorin’s original compositions and unique arrangements that emphasize rhythmic feel along with the more adventurous exploration of harmony and texture.

Consisting of Dvorin on electric guitar and modular synthesizer, Randy McKean on bass clarinet and tenor saxophone, Clifford Childers on bass trumpet, trombone, harmonica and euphonium, and Tim Bulkley on drums, the quartet combines the retro and the futuristic with traditional acoustic and electric instruments sharing sonic space with the percolating electronic sounds of the modular synthesizer. Sounding like a much bigger band due to the players’ doubling on multiple instruments, the quartet exhibits the swing, swagger, and drive of the best Space-Age Jazz, but distinguishes themselves from your average combo by allowing the low end to be occupied by any member of the group.

Combining tight arrangements with creative improvisation, Flounder thrives in a live setting, performing regionally throughout Northern California, including concerts at universities and music schools such as the California Jazz Conservatory’s “Way Out West” series. Their debut release, I’m The Flounder, was released on Cure-All Records in Fall of 2021.

The off-guard, dynamic interplay of musical mischief will send you to your feet, cheering!


Wild Eye Pub offers freshly crafted food from local and organic sources, and a full bar with regional brews, wines and spirits, in a comfy supper club, with an easy vibe.

Pub has parking. Plus, find 40 public spaces, corner of Mill & McCourtney, just a 2-minute walk.

**Reservations recommended!**  You can make reservations online at time of ticket purchase. This helps us pre-arrange distanced tables for your small or large party. For most indoor events, doors open 1 hour in advance - call for details. Keep your table for the entire show. A small cover fee goes to the performers. Thank you for supporting live performing artists!

This event is presented on our large, airy dining room stage, supper club style. Tableside dining and beverage service is offered throughout the event.

Questions? 530-446-6668 or


  • Flounder! Oct 23, 2022

    $10 tickets for reserved seating. ***NO NEED TO PRINT!*** Your purchase puts your name on our guest list at the door. Questions? Call 530-446-6668

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