Courtesy of our friend and Vermont saxophonist BRIAN MCARTHY, we have a can’t be missed invitation for you :
Hi Everyone !
Excited to share a great upcoming concert I am hosting at St. Michael’s College featuring Thelonious Monk Competition winner, Seamus Blake.
Blake will be joined by an all-star band featuring David Kikoski on piano, Ed Howard on bass and Donald Edwards on drums. The performance is free and open to the public, made possible by the vanderHeyden Endowment for the Arts.
For more information visit www.BrianMcCarthyJazz.com.
Seamus Blake Quartet
Thursday, April 6, 2017
McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College
New York based saxophonist-composer Seamus Blake is recognized as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz. His music is known for its sophistication, bold improvisations and “sheer swagger.”
John Scofield, who hired Seamus for his “Quiet Band,” called him “extraordinary, a total saxophonist.”
Throughout his 24 year career, Seamus has garnered considerable critical praise for his masterful playing, his fine compositional skills and for his facility as a leader. As a leader/co-leader, Seamus has released 16 albums and is featured as a sideman on over 70 CDs.
Hope to see you there,
Jazz Studies Dept. Saint Michael’s College