Kuumbwa Presented Concerts
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7:00 pm – Donny McCaslin Quartet
Monday, February 13 @ 7:00 PM
Donny McCaslin’s rise from a young saxophone phenomenon into a mature, world-class musician collaborating on David Bowie’s Blackstar (Bowie’s final recording) is no surprise to anyone who witnessed a teenaged McCaslin playing at the old Cooper House sidewalk cafe in downtown Santa Cruz in the early ’80s. Beyond Now—Donny’s latest recording—is both a tribute and heartfelt farewell to Bowie whose passing shocked the music world in 2016. Covering several re-workings of Bowie songs and his own compositions, McCaslin’s otherworldly acoustic-electronic soundscapes brilliantly underscore a 21st Century vision for the shape of jazz to come. His quartet includes keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre and drummer Mark Guiliana.