Alex Pinto starts SF OffSide Jazz Festival and performs with Bay Area homegrown Talent!
Young but precocious, guitarist Alex Pinto is someone to look out for. His compositions are unpredictably zig-zaggy, and many of them avoid locking into a groove..” Rachel Swan, East Bay Express
Since the Release of his debut album “Inner State” on Pursuance Records guitarist/composer has been quite busy. Along with local music curator Laura Maguire, Alex co-founded the SF Offside Festival created to fill a perceived gap in the regional jazz festival circuit. With an exclusive focus on homegrown talent, the mission of SF Offside is to draw attention to the incredible creativity to be found right here in our own backyard, and to build larger audiences for specifically local jazz offerings. The hope is that San Francisco ultimately gets the recognition it deserves as home to a rich, diverse, and exceptionally talented jazz community.Please enjoy the interview below: Thanks for your supporting live music and arts.
SF Offside has gathered together some of the Bay Area’s most exciting musical talent for an event unlike any other. The three-night festival showcases notable local musicians and composers, Alex Pinto Marcus Shelby, David Boyce, Darren Johnston, Lisa Mezzacappa, Larry Ochs, Erik Jekabson, Aram Shelton, Eric Garland, and many more. The action kicks of May 2012!