The George Caldwell Band that rarely gigs in town is scheduled to play at Sportsmen’s!
Music Tavern and will feature two venerated, world-traveled saxophonists, Bill Easley and Bobby Militello. The gig also welcomes home George Caldwell who has been touring abroad and working out of state since April – he returns June 24th. The complete lineup of players will be announced soon.
Where: The Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst Street, Buffalo, N.Y.
When: Friday, June 29
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Bobby will play one set only until 7 pm)
Cost: $15.00 at the door / Click here for tix in advance
Sponsored by OFF BEAT CINEMA
About George Caldwell:
University jazz professor and alumnus of both the Count Basie (he toured this spring with the orchestra in Canada and Europe) and Duke Ellington orchestras, Caldwell has made a name for himself throughout the jazz circuit as a hip, swinging pianist. While his orchestral contribution has brought crowds to their feet all over the country, his gift to young students has garnered him a number of awards; including the W.C. Handy Blues in: Education Award for a curriculum he designed using the blues idiom to teach music theory. With George Caldwell at the piano, The Count Basie Orchestra won a Grammy Award (“Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance”; – 1996) for the CD ‘Live At Manchester Craftsmen's Guild’.
About Bill Easley:
Easley traveled and recorded with: George Benson, Ruth Brown, Isaac Hayes, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Bobby Short, Louie Bellson, Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Charles McPherson, James Williams, Sir Roland Hanna, Earl May, Illinois Jacquett, Ron Carter, Frank Foster, Mercer Ellington, Warren Vache, Panama Francis,
Grady Tate and many more.
About Bobby Militello:
Bobby has the sort of résumé jazz cats dream of earning. Born in Buffalo, Militello set
an incredibly high standard for area jazz musicians, while at the same time earning an international reputation as one of the great saxophonists of his era.
For more information contact: George Caldwell Jazz cell/ home office 716-353-0104. For complete bio info visit www.georgecaldwelljazz.com