Hello friends. For your consideration...
Tuesday, 8/13 at Milkie's Elmwood
Tim Clarke, trumpet Kenny Kuriscak, saxophones George Caldwell, piano Cameron Kayne, bass your host, drum set
I think we have yet another new quintet offering, never before presented to a discerning audience. Amazing how that can happen, especially considering that the local jazz community of musicians, who for the most part all know each other, can still find different ways to connect and share in their musical explorations. So explore we shall. We talked about arranging a rehearsal, but that's as far as it got - talk. Newly configured, we'll bring our musical and physical roots to bear, and test the limits of a collective creativity. Tim Clarke arrived in Buffalo from Eugene, Oregon by way of a demanding position at Fisher Price. George Caldwell was coaxed here from New York City and Clarksdale, Mississippi by way of love and marriage. Kenny, Cameron, and I are all Niagara Frontier born and raised. No matter one's roots, the music transcends geography. We'll convene, and we'll play. We hope you'll join us. Milkie's on Elmwood, at the intersection of West Utica & Elmwood Avenue. 882-5881
The Upstate Express
Ronnie Corsaro - piano & arrangements Tim Clarke - trumpet Ricky Fleming - trombone Russ D'Alba & Kenny Kuriscak - saxophones Wayne Moose - bass yours truly - drum set
This will be the season finale for the Upstate Express. Thanks to Ronnie Corsaro for securing the funding and for inviting me to be a part of it. It has been a privilege a to play his charts with this group of guys. Hopefully the tradition will continue next summer and for many summers to follow.
nextat Milkie's Elmwood
Bobby Jones, piano George Kane, guitar Danny Ziemann, bass your host, drum set
Upcoming at Milkie's Elmwood
trioPAYAZZO plus 2
Patty Flaherty & Craig Kastelnik
as is Tuesday's quintet...
History is an intricate web of timing, people, circumstances, and serendipity.
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