jazz and improvised music

May 31 Donny McCaslin Group
DATE Wednesday 31 May 2017
TIME 8.30pm-10.30pm
VENUE The Basement
TICKETS $56 (show only)/$116 (dinner+show)
(Non-Member, Memb/Conc, Student)

SIMA, in partnership with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, is proud to present the groundbreaking Donny McCaslin Group at The Basement for a special Sydney show during Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

With three Grammy nominations and twelve albums to his name, saxophonist Donny McCaslin is widely regarded as one of jazz’s most innovative artists and band leaders. In 2014, David Bowie made a visit to hear McCaslin and company at the 55 Bar in Greenwich Village. Soon after, Bowie began corresponding with McCaslin, forming a new collaboration and friendship that transpired through the recording of Blackstar until Bowie’s passing. Now McCaslin has released the much acclaimed album Beyond Now, which documents “David Bowie’s Last Band” and features an exceptional group of musicians.

“Replacing Michael Brecker in Steps Ahead back in the 90s, and making an especially telling contribution to the orchestral sweep of Maria Schneider’s Orchestra, McCaslin has led a string of small bands of distinction. The most recent, with keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre and drummer Mark Guiliana had already become one of the signature bands of the day, playing a free-wheeling, grooving form of electric jazz, before being heard by Bowie in a tiny New York bar and thence providing the instrumental muscle behind his final recording, with the singer plugging into the band’s ‘intensely responsive metabolism’” - (New York Times)

Donny McCaslin (saxophone) Jason Lindner (piano, keyboards) Jonathan Maron (bass) Zach Danziger (drums)

Vivid Music

Vivid Music presents a cutting-edge contemporary music program featuring collaborations and performances from local and international acts at venues across Sydney. Vivid Music is presented as part of Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency and runs from 26 May to 17 June 2017.

For more information visit www.vividsydney.com/music

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