Coltrane Celebration 2022 Day 1
George Caldwell Quartet ft. Alex McArthur
7pm Opening Reception
Caldwell is A fully tenured jazz piano legend who has served with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as a sideman extraordinaire, and as leader of his own ensembles. Renowned as performer, composer, band leader and teacher, Caldwell presided over the ivory 88s for the Basie Orchestra when the group won a “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance” Grammy in 1996. He’s one of the pre-eminent swing players in modern jazz and instrumental in co-organizing the annual Coltrane celebration at the Burchfield Penney.
McArthur is a dynamic vocalist, singer/songwriter, & actress based in Buffalo, NY.
Winner in the JazzBuffalo Poll for Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 2018 & 2021, she has led her own jazz & pop groups in Buffalo since 2016.
Alex's love for storytelling via musical means led her to study musical theatre & music at the University at Buffalo, while studying vocal jazz & improvisation independently, all aiding the creation & control of her rich, soulful sound. Since then, she remains open to the ways in which she can continue to share her love of music & storytelling with musicians & audiences alike of any & all backgrounds.
The Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective and Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest saxophone players of all time at its annual collaborative John Coltrane festival from September 23 - 24 2022.
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General - $30
Burchfield Penney Art Center & Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective Members - $20
Students - $10 w/ ID (Contact Burchfield Penney for Student Tickets at 716-878-6011)