CORVALLIS — For anyone who needs more than a good glass of wine to complement a savory meal — like, say, savory music — the Damian Erskine Project will oblige at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at del Alma Restaurant, 136 S.W. Washington Ave., Suite 102.
The dinner theater performance is part of the Elements Music Series.
The Portland-based bassist with the legendary name (drummer Peter Erskine is his uncle) heads a spectacular quintet of drummer Reinhardt Melz, pianist Ben Darwish, tenor saxophonist John Nastos and percussionist Rafael Trujillo.
Erskine’s releases include 2010’s “So to Speak,” which The Urban Flux’s Rob Young hailed as “simply flawless, rhythmically mesmerizing and underneath it all, melodically transparent.” The musician himself has been called a “modern groove master with top-notch technique” by Bass Guitar Magazine’s Mike Flynn. (Hear and see for yourself at www.damianerskine.com.)
The $75 ticket includes a special four-course dinner prepared by chef Mitch Rosenbaum. A menu is viewable under “Upcoming Events” at www.delalmarestaurant.com.