Friday, January 6, 2012

South Florida JAZZ Presents Bob Mintzer’s Canyon Cove Band

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Bob Mintzer, Larry Goldings & Peter Erskine!

South Florida’s premier modern jazz organization is privileged to feature prominent saxophonist Bob Mintzer with his new Canyon Cove Band, a trio with Hammond B3 organist Larry Goldings (also a celebrated pianist) and drummer Peter Erskine, who has played in the very best bands. Best known as the lead voice in the Yellowjackets and a gifted big band composer, arranger and leader, he also heads the Jazz Studies Department at University of Southern California. This concert takes place at the 500-seat Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus,
3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd, in Davie 33314. Tickets are $40 ($30 for South Florida JAZZ members and $15 for students under age 25 with I.D.) and may be purchased from the Broward Center Box Office by calling 954.462.0222 in Broward County; also toll-free at 877-311-SHOW, as well as online at:, the presenting organization’s official Web site.

The best in West Coast jazz comes to South Florida in the form of a new Los Angeles-based organ trio comprised of the hippest of contemporary jazz musicians. Saxophonist Bob Mintzer, brings together drumming icon Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Yellowjackets) and Larry Goldings, simply one of the greatest keyboard players of his generation. They plow new musical ground with original music written by the players. This band is cutting edge and fresh!

Bob Mintzer has been one of the busiest woodwind multi-instrumentalists (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, and EWI [electronic wind instrument]) for nearly four decades, starting with the Buddy Rich Orchestra. Along with his longstanding Yellowjackets gig, he has his own big band and innumerable projects. He now heads the jazz studies department at USC in Los Angeles. His history with Peter Erskine goes back 30 years to Jaco Pastorius’ Word of Mouth band and also the notable Hudson Project. The Canyon Cove project is a new venture and features him principally on tenor and bass clarinet.

Peter Erskine has seen and done it all. He played in the orchestras of Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson; logged four years with Weather Report; played in Steps Ahead with Michael Brecker and has appeared on more than 400 albums with a multitude of great artists, including Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Gary Burton & Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell, Kurt Elling, Sadao Watanabe, Eliane Elias, Mike Stern, Miroslav Vitous and Jan Garbarek. His artistry and adaptability make him one of the most important drummers of the modern era.

Larry Goldings, with his signature Hammond organ style and versatility on many keyboards, has traversed not only the wide spectrum of jazz, but also the worlds of funk, pop, and electronic/alternative music.  Goldings' sound can be heard on scores of albums by artists in virtually every musical genre.  Some of his more notable collaborations include tours and recordings with Michael Brecker, Jack DeJohnette, Jim Hall, Jon Hendricks, Pat Metheny, Maceo Parker, Madeleine Peyroux, John Pizzarelli, John Scofield, and James Taylor. Larry also has made 10 critically acclaimed albums under his own name.

Bob Mintzer – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, and EWI
Larry Goldings – Hammond B3 organ
Peter Erskine - drums

February 11, 2012 – 8:00 p.m.
The Franco-American pianistic dynamo, Jacky Terrasson, arrives in Florida for the first time and with a new trio. Jacky, a 1993 Thelonious Monk Competition winner, has garnered acclaim and awards in America and France for two decades. Following the first of his 10 Blue Note recordings, The New York Times Magazine named Jacky as "one of 30 artists, 30 and under, most likely to change American culture for the next 30 years." Terrasson’s 2010 Concord Jazz debut, Push, is a gem of vibrant pianism that opens up a new door onto his extensive jazz vocabulary and effervescence

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March 10, 2012 – 8:00 p.m.
Carol Saboya, the beautiful and enchanting girl from Ipanema with the sweet voice and impeccable intonation, is the daughter of pianist-composer-arranger Antonio Adolfo, one of Brazil’s most revered performers and educators. This rare South Florida appearance comes after the 2011 release of Chora Baiao, which follows in the footsteps of their Latin Grammy-nominated 2010 CD Lá e Cá/Here and There. This band returns by demand after their sensational 2009 concert for South Florida JAZZ.

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April 14, 2012 – 8:00 p.m.
Jazz music should be fun and Matt Wilson, the clown prince of drumming makes it ebullient, entertaining, and eminently delightful. No drummer has ever expressed the pure joy of making music and had the abundant talent of Matt Wilson or has been this sought after, as his resume obviously displays. Add the pure trumpet of Terell Stafford, the versatility and originality of organist Gary Versace, and the solid propulsion of bassist Martin Wind and you have Arts & Crafts - a band with a groove and a style of its own.

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May 12, 2012 – 8:00 p.m.
featuring Antonio Sanchez with Special Guest Stefon Harris
Tenor saxophonist David Sanchez (Puerto Rico), pianist Edward Simon (Venezuela), and spectacular drummer Antonio Sanchez (Mexico) are Latin musicians who play jazz, rather than musicians who play Latin jazz, a major distinction. While the music might be flavored by their heritage, it definitely will be serious, original jazz. Forget labels. Stefon Harris, Jazz Journalists Association Mallet Player of the Year, appears as a special guest, which means the band will be en fuego!

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June 9, 2012– 8:00 p.m.
For the past 10 years The Bad Plus have created an uncompromising body of work by shattering musical convention. The New York Times said the band is "better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-'60s jazz and indie rock." Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and few have generated as much controversy while audaciously bucking musical trends. While the bulk of their output has been originals, they have famously deconstructed covers in the pop, rock, electronic and classical idioms. Their belief in a band ethos and "avant-garde populism" has placed them at the forefront of a new instrumental music movement resulting in ever-larger audiences.

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division
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