Donny McCaslin Group, Sunday at the Bach
Born in Santa Cruz, Berklee trained and NYC seasoned, contemporary tenor saxman Donnay McCaslin really began to turn heads in 2004 when his solo work with the Maria Schneider Orchestra led to a 2004 Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo. Thanks to the high profile of playing with the Dave Douglas Quintet, McCaslin achieved even wider praise for the incisive twists and purposeful turns of his emotionally charged solos.
Featured at his Bach Society appearance, will be his current jazz-funk fusion CD, Perpetual Motion. In a review of the CD, Scott Corbin of Downbeat Magazine calls McCaslin “…an excitable tenor. He expresses his excitation not by means of volatility or force, rarely in screaming-peaking arcs, but as an irrepressible outpouring of ideas, sometimes flowing with such force that they seem to back up, tripping on each other, then gushing forth giddily”. A new audience in jazz is sure to appreciate the youthful enthusiasm and talent of a Bay Area native on the rise.
Tickets, $35: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/179485
Sunday, September 11, 2011, 4:30
Douglas Beach House on Miramar Beach
307 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
650 726-4143, www.bachddsoc.org
Contact: Linda Goetz, 650 726-2020, [email protected]