Tickets will be available for purchase at the door at 5:30 pm.

Kassa Overall with Redray Frazier at The Ruins

Saturday, March 2, 2024 

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Venue: The Ruins

Artist: Kassa OverallRedray Frazier

Kassa Overall is a Grammy-nominated musician, emcee, singer, producer and drummer who melds avant-garde experimentation with hip-hop production techniques to tilt the nexus of jazz and rap in unmapped directions. 

On his first two studio albums GO GET ICE CREAM AND LISTEN TO JAZZ and I THINK I’M GOOD, Kassa layered virtuosic drumming, meticulous production techniques, and incisive lyricism to establish himself as a rhythmic innovator and visionary poet, using his voice to address the injustices of the carceral system, the pharmaceutical industry, and anti-black racism, while wrangling with the perils of his own mental illness.

On ANIMALS, his Warp Records debut out May 26, Kassa pushes his kaleidoscopic, subversive vision further. He layers Roland 808s against avant-garde drumming in the vein of his mentors Elvin Jones and Billy Hart, the latter of whom he studied with at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Virtuoso musos appear alongside rap poets, including Danny Brown, Wiki, Lil B, and Shabazz Palaces. Top-flight jazz improvisation weaves in and out of orchestral string arrangements by Jherek Bischoff. The album’s diverse, all-star roster of collaborators includes several of his close friends, like vocalists Nick Hakim, Laura Mvula, Francis and the Lights, and jazz stars like Theo Croker and Vijay Iyer. 

ANIMALS pushes Kassa’s message further too, the title a loaded metaphor for the paradoxes of his life as an entertainer and as a black man in America. ANIMALS is the sound of an artist aware of the cost of embodying one’s natural self in the public eye, a deep reckoning with the two-sided truth that to perform one’s freedom for an audience can mean succumbing to life inside a cage.

Redray Frazier 

Redray Frazier is the son of a Baptist Minister and a classically trained vocalist, based out of Portland Oregon. The Rock & Soul Troubadour seamlessly crosses genres yet respectfully pays tribute to 60's and 70's R&B while injecting elements of Hip Hop and Rock to his compositions.

From his humble beginnings singing gospel music in his father’s Baptist church choir in New Jersey, through his major label incarnations opening for the likes of Lenny Kravitz and Blues Traveler, to joining Talking Heads’ David Byrne’s touring band, Portland, Oregon-based rock ’n’ soul troubadour Redray Frazier has always been able to meld the influences of his record collection into his spectrum-covering brand of soul music.

Tickets: $23 online, $30 door

Online ticket sales stop at 12:01 am on March 2nd, tickets will be available at the door starting at 5:30 pm. 

All ages.
Tickets non-refundable.
This is an indoor venue. 

Kassa Overall w/ Redray Frazier at The Ruins

Date / time Sat, March 2, 2024 Doors open: 5:30 pm Event begins: 6:00 pm Buy Tickets

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door at 5:30 pm.