If you are in town, don't miss this weekends pair of gigs. I'm performing with my quintet at the Beatniq both Friday & Saturday evenings with an outstanding group of musicians. Come on out an enjoy the music from my new CD Sunalta. It's going to be epic!!!
The Jon McCaslin Quintet
Sunalta - Calgary CD Release
The Beatniq Jazz & Social Club www.beatniq.com
811 - 1st Street SW
Friday, May 18
Saturday, May 19
Jon McCaslin – Drums
Brad Turner - Trumpet (Vancouver)
Jim Brenan - Tenor Saxophone
Tom Van Seters - Piano (Edmonton)
Rubim de Toledo – Bass
Canadian jazz drummer Jon McCaslin is proud to present his latest release Sunalta on the Cellar Live record label, a collection of 12 original contemporary jazz compositions that feature an all-star quintet comprised of Brad Turner (trumpet), Phil Dwyer (tenor saxophone), Tilden Webb (piano) and Jodi Proznick (bass) with additional special guests on two septet numbers. This recording is a highly anticipated sequel to McCaslin’s 2003 debut release McCallum’s Island and features his hard swinging cymbal beat, tight ensemble work and musical drum solos in the context of a diverse selection of melodic and dynamic original compositions. With all the tunes on this album penned by one of Canada’s emerging jazz drummers, these pieces are inspired by the people, places and journeys that have shaped his life over the past ten years.
CD available at: www.cellarlive.com