How saxophonists and drummers interact in jazz
On the 25th October, top Yamaha Sax Artist, Frank Catalano will be visiting the UK and for one night only will be presenting a clinic and concert at sax.co.uk in Crowborough.
Focussing on the relationship between sax and drums and how they interact with each other in jazz, Frank will bring his experience of playing with some of the World’s great jazz drummers like Elvin Jones. Frank’s passion for performance and his years of experience as a top professional make this event a must see for all saxophonists.
Frank Catalano made his Savoy label debut with “Bang!” Bang! Which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Frank’s previous CD, “Mighty Burner” was on the Billboard Charts for 20 straight weeks.
The only known saxman to have performed with Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, Charles Earland, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Von Freeman, Tito Puente, Tony Bennett, Les Claypool and Louis Bellson while still in high school this led to Frank signing to Delmark Records at age 18 and to a string of critically acclaimed recordings.
Catalano has been heard by millions of people all over the world thanks, in part, to 3 Grammy-winning and 11 Grammy-nominated recordings with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, and John Legend. And more recently live on the Oprah Winfrey TV show with singer/composer Seal.
No stranger to adversity, Frank cut off his right middle finger in an automobile accident. After several surgeries and much effort, Catalano relearned his signature technique, making him one of the most in-demand musicians today. Alongside of his busy career, Frank regularly donates his musical services to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
On the night there will be the opportunity to try the fantastic range of saxophones that Yamaha have on offer including Frank’s choice, Yamaha’s Custom Z series. To help guide through the Yamaha range there will expert staff on hand to help ensure that you find the right sax for you.
There are now only a few places left so make sure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see one of the World’s top sax professionals by booking your ticket at http://www.sax.co.uk/frankmasterclass.html.
Date - Tuesday 25th October 2011
Doors - 6.30pm
Start - 7pm
TN6 2 JD