Friday September 22, 2023

07:30 PM - 11:00 pm

This night brings a double bill of artists defining modern jazz in the 21st Century, longtime collaborators who share ties to a landmark moment in music history.

GRAMMY-winning saxophonist Donny McCaslin is a relentlessly exploratory musician who fully embraces the influences of modern electronic music and bebop in equal measure. He rose to prominence working with Maria Schneider, and though her he came to the attention of the late pop icon David Bowie, who employed the saxophonist and his quartet (including Mark Guiliana) to be the band on his final statement of artistic genius, 2016’s Blackstar. McCaslin’s new Edition Records album, I Want More, is an inspired electro-acoustic session featuring the Blackstar band — keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim LeFebvre, and drummer Guiliana. For this night, the massively talented Kneebody multi-instrumentalist Nate Wood stands in for Guiliana, who leads his own group for the other half of the bill.

“A drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed” (The New York Times), Mark Guiliana is one of the definitive rhythm makers of the modern age. Influenced in equal measure by jazz giants Tony Williams and Elvin Jones as well as electronic music luminaries Squarepusher and Aphex Twin, Guiliana has developed a singular style possessed of both a jazz master’s dexterous fluidity and the dance-inspiring jackhammer beats of drum and bass. The New Jersey native’s list of collaborators includes Brad Mehldau, Avishai Cohen, Dave Douglas, and Lionel Loueke, and he leads both an acoustic jazz quartet and his electro-acoustic Beat Music project. His 2019 Beat Music album was described by DownBeat as: “levels of ever-changing live and looped music, traversing landscapes of futurism, euphoria and the imaginary.”

Friday September 22, 2023

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: $25.00

Various Cover: $25 - $75

Donny McCaslin Quartet, Donny McCaslin Quartet / Mark Guiliana Beat Music, Donny McCaslin Quartet / Mark Guiliana Beat Music at Miner Auditorium Sep 22, JASON LINDNER, Mark Guiliana, Mark Guiliana Beat Music, Miner Auditorium, Nate Wood, San Francisco, Tim Lefebvre