Donny McCaslin Group at SMPAC

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OCTOBER 13, 2016 7:30 PM
901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, 53172

Saxophonist Donny McCaslin will make his Motéma Music debut with the October 14 release of Beyond Now, a highly anticipated album dedicated to Bowie. Recorded nearly three months after Bowie’s passing, the project is deeply influenced by their extraordinary experience collaborating with one of the greatest artists of all-time on his final album. Joining McCaslin are Jason Lindner, Nate Wood (on drums) and Jonathan Maron (electric bass) performing music from Beyond Now, Fast Future, Casting for Gravity, and two David Bowie tunes.

“The Sonny Rollins of his generation” (Ottawa Citizen), Donny McCaslin is a 3x Grammy nominated saxophonist and composer. As a collaborator, McCaslin is well known for his standout playing in the Maria Schneider Orchestra featured on the David Bowie collaboration Sue, along with his 2005 Grammy nominated solo on Concert in the Garden. As a composer and bandleader, McCaslin redefines the genre of improvised music. Nowhere is this more apparent than his 2015 release Fast Future. The music combines funk, breakbeats, and electronic dance music centered around McCaslin’s ability to balance melody and groove, blending jazz and electronica with virtuosic musicianship.

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