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Donny McCaslin

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES – Donny McCaslin

“Strap yourself in and get lost in this daring soundscape. McCaslin and crew aren’t wasting time with baby steps.” – Glide Magazine

Donny McCaslin is best known as the saxophonist on David Bowie’s last album, Blackstar. The noted composer and bandleader has released a dozen albums over his genre-defying, Grammy-nominated career. Performing alongside Donny McCaslin in Ravenscroft Hall is drummer Nate Wood, a multi-instrumentalist and founding member of the Grammy nominated quintet Kneebody.

McCaslin began playing at age 12, and as a teenager, performed in his vibraphonist father’s band in Santa Cruz. By high school, he had appeared multiple times at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

After attending Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, McCaslin became a sought-after player in New York City. David Bowie saw McCaslin perform as soloist for the Maria Schneider Orchestra and brought in McCaslin’s progressive jazz quartet that came to define Blackstar’s visionary stylistic fusion. As David Hadju wrote in The Nation, “Donny McCaslin was David Bowie’s David Bowie.”

In turn, Bowie influenced McCaslin, who fused alt-rock and jazz on his first album with lyrics, 2018’s BLOW.

His newest album I Want More is out now on Edition Records- listen to it now below.

https://open.spotify.com/album/58dCZHEluTplzudHYeErA5?si=59RHMQn6TOSCpWqFlAcqXQ

Featured artists include:

Donny McCaslin– Saxophone

Nate Wood– Drums

Jason Lindner– Keys

Jonathan Maron– Bass

For the Ravenscroft Concert Series, doors open at 6pm, followed by the performance beginning at 7:30pm. Choose from a fine selection of wine and craft beers before the show. Light refreshments will also be available for purchase at the bar. No food or drink will be permitted inside of Ravenscroft Hall.

Event Information

Venue

Ravenscroft Hall
8445 E Hartford Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255 United States
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Organizer

David Bauer
Phone
(800) 785-3318
Email
events@theravenscroft.com

Details

Date:
April 13
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$60
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