Stephan Bidwell Quartet will play a fine acoustic jazz concert on Friday, June 14th, at 7:00 PM.
The Stephen Bidwell Quartet...
Drummer, Stephen Bidwell was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the
suburb of Reston, Virginia. Somwhere between childhood and the present
day, he studied classical percussion, traditional African drumming, jazz,
and earned three college degrees in the field. He has lived and performed
with top players in West Virginia, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, New York City,
and now makes his home in Austin, Texas where he co-leads the post-rock
band The Calm Blue Sea and the afrofunk juggernaut Hard Proof.
Gutarist, Bruce Saunders graduated from the University of North Texas in 1986 after
playing, recording and touring with the One O'clock Lab Band and immediately
moved to New York city. While in New York he played and recorded with many
notable jazz icons including: Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Peter Erskine,
Kenny Werner, Dave Binney, Ben Monder, Bill Stewart, Scott Colley, Harvie S,
Tim Lefevbre, Tony Scherr, Bill McHenry, Bobby Previte and many, many more.
He moved to Austin in 2006. He has been on the faculty of Berklee College of
Music since 1993 and also teaches courses for Berklee Online. He has authored
6 books for Mel Bay. Recent recordings are a quintet with longtime musical
partners Mark Ferber, Adam Kolker, Gary Versace (piano) and John Hebert and
an organ trio with Gary Versace (organ) and Mark Ferber. He has 7 CDs as a
leader and has appeared on many more.
Saxophonist, Keyboardist, and Composer, Brian Donohoe was born in raised
in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has been playing music since he was a toddler.
After working as a pianist, bassist, and saxophonist since his teenage years,
he still can't decide which instrument he likes best. He attended the University
of North Texas' jazz program before touring the country with Snarky Puppy, and
now resides in Austin leading his own band, Progress, and performing happily
with many other gifted musicians on the verdant Texas scene.
Aaron Allen is a bassist and composer from Austin, Texas. He has performed
extensively in the central Texas area as a sideman and leader. He has also
performed at the 55 Bar in New York City, The David Lynch Festival, the One
World Theatre in Austin, and on PBS. He performs regularly with Dr. James
Polk, Pamela Hart, Armin Marmolejo, Bob Hoffnar, Chris Vestre, Nori, Liz
Morphis, and Jacob Wise. Aaron Allen holds a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies
from the University of Texas at Austin.
Stephen Bidwell, Facebook
Bruce Saunders and Rick Peckham, YouTube
Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$15 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!