Donny McCaslin & Ben Monder in a rooftop Salon

The Jazz Gallery Salon Series presents
Donny McCaslin & Ben Monder
in concert

Join The Jazz Gallery for our intimate Salon Series, presenting
DONNY McCASLIN & BEN MONDER
August 16th, 2017
6pm rooftop cocktails
7.30pm concert

All proceeds for this special event support The Jazz Gallery mission and programming.

The Jazz Gallery Salon Series is a special fundraising series that is hosted at different lofts throughout the city. We hold several of these fundraising concerts each year, and all profits go directly towards The Jazz Gallery’s mission & programming. These events are a great way to become involved in The Jazz Gallery and support generations of musicians that come through The Jazz Gallery – Where The Future Is Present!

DONNY McCASLIN
Three-time GRAMMY® nominee Donny McCaslin is the leading saxophonist, composer, and musical pioneer of his generation, receiving wide commercial and critical acclaim in jazz, rock and electronica circles alike.

With 12 albums to his name, McCaslin is best known for his collaboration and friendship with the late David Bowie, who tasked McCaslin to work hand-in-hand on his final album, Blackstar (album).

“It was like a dream except it was something I never could have dreamed of,” reflects Donny. “David Bowie was a visionary artist whose generosity, creative spirit, and fearlessness will stay with me the rest of my days.” The result was Beyond Now, McCaslin’s latest album dedicated to Bowie. Since its release on Motema Music in 2016, Beyond Now has garnered praise from Rolling StoneEntertainment WeeklyNPRThe New York TimesAssociated Press and more.

While many have discovered McCaslin for the first time since the release of Blackstar and Beyond Now, his prominent career is over 25 years in the making.

BEN MONDER
A musician in the New York area for 30 years, Ben Monder has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson, Lee KonitzGeorge GarzonePaul MotianGuillermo Klein, and Maria Schneider. He has conducted clinics and workshops around the world, and served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory from 2002-2005. He was also the recipient of a Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards in 2014. Ben continues to perform original music internationally with his own quartet, trio, and in an ongoing duo project with vocalist Theo Bleckmann. He has appeared on over 130 CDs as a sideman, and has released 5 as a leader: Hydra (Sunnyside, 2013), Oceana (Sunnyside, 2005), Excavation (Arabesque, 2000), Dust (Arabesque, 1997), and Flux (Songlines,1995).

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The Jazz Gallery is America’s premier performance venue for emerging international artists who challenge convention, take creative risks and lead their field as performers, composers and thinkers. Through residencies, workshops and exhibitions, we provide a platform for artists to discover their unique voice and a home for established musicians to continue to experiment and grow. At The Jazz Gallery, artists and audiences come together from around the world to explore new creative ideas, collaborate and celebrate jazz as a dynamic art form that reflects our ever-changing world.

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