INTERNATIONAL JAZZ SERIES
From New York
Donny McCaslin Group
March 8, 2018
TICKETS - MEMBERS $32, GUESTS $36
DOORS 7 PM - SHOW 8 PM
Donny McCaslin - saxophone
Jason Lindner - piano, keyboards
Jonathan Maron - bass
Nate Wood - drums
Known for his stand out involvement in groups such as Steps Ahead,
the Mingus Band and the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Grammy-nominated
jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin made music headlines most recently
when he and his group were chosen to back David Bowie's final album
"Blackstar", released on Bowie's 69th birthday and just two days
before he died.
Known for his superb musicianship and acrobatic phrasing, McCaslin's work often blurs the line between jazz and electronica, delving into fusion, angular post-bop, polyphonic funk and ethereal balladry - the perfect jazz musician for a Bowie collaboration.
To quote Bowie himself in a conversation with McCaslin while recording Blackstar "I don't know what's going to come of this, but let's have some fun."
Roger Levesque described his 2017 appearance at the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival as "fired-up". "Reedman McCaslin was simply sensational, entertaining young and mature fans alike with the same band that backed his ex-boss David Bowie in a long loud, raucous show that mixed original tunes in a fusion of jazz, rock and electronic elements including several Bowie covers".
This will be McCaslin's third appearance at the Yardbird Suite.