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KCC Productions presents the Will Calhoun Quartet at Pinecrest Gardens
(Published: March 10, 2015)

Famed Drummer Brings Jazz from New York March 14

Two-time Grammy winner Will Calhoun brings his jazz project to the South Motors Jazz Series at Pinecrest Gardens March 14 at 8 PM. Will is promoting his critically acclaimed CD "Life In This World" (Motéma Music). "Life..." features such notables as Ron Carter, Donald Harrison, Wallace Roney, and John Benitez, supplementing the trio of Will, Marc Cary, and Charnett Moffett. "Life In This World is a spiritual title," Calhoun says, "which to me just means the sonic world of my experiences. It's Will Calhoun in the sense of what influences me and what inspires me, but aimed more towards a jazz audience." Says Carol Banks Weber of examiner.com, "Will Calhoun's latest breakthrough jazz album, "Life In This World," has it all. It deserves more than five stars. It deserves a Grammy."

He is currently working on a recording, to be released in the Fall of 2015, celebrating the music of Elvin Jones. The album will feature Sonny Fortune and other alumni of The Jazz Machine. In addition, he is a featured artist in Sibylle Szaggars Redford's paean to the living Earth, "The Way of the Rain," performed at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Also in the works is an exciting project from West Africa. Will is a new breed of ethnomusicologist, combining his ancestral research with many years of commercial success in jazz, rock, urban, alternative, ambient, and other musical forms of the world into a beautiful swirling expression of life.

Will Calhoun has composed, produced, and toured with Mick Jagger, Mos Def, Oumou Sangaré, Marcus Miller, and Wayne Shorter (on the Grammy-winning CD, High Life), Pharoah Sanders, The Rolling Stones, Lauryn Hill, Herb Alpert, Public Enemy, Paul Simon, Stanley Jordan, Jaron Lanier, and many more. He is an alumnus of the Sundance Composer Lab Program. He has recently broadened his artistic expression to film scores, photography, and a collection of artwork crafted from rhythm titled "AZA". You can visit his on line gallery at: www.willcalhounart.com. He spends most of his limited down town time in West and North Africa researching ancient rhythms and musical styles.

Accompanying Will at Pinecrest will be Orrin Evans on piano, Luques Curtis on bass, and Marcus Strickland on sax. This is a first-class quartet specially flown in from New York for this show.

Pinecrest Gardens are located at 11000 SW 57th Ave (Red Road) in Pinecrest. Tickets are $25 and $30, ($15 students; promo code "cool") available at pinecrestgardens.org.

More Information: http://pinecrestgardens.org

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