Music Program
 

Friday, March 28, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

John Bacon Ensemble

 

John Bacon (drums, vibes, percussion)
Jonathan Golove (electric cello)
Greg Millar (electric guitar)
Steve Baczkowski (baritone/tenor saxes)

Perform music from: Cross-Cultural Fertilization, The Twelve & For Tenzin Gyatso

John Bacon (drummer, percussionist, and composer) has been a mainstay of the music scene in Western New York for over 20 years. Along the way he has performed with Lester Bowie, Roswell Rudd, Bobby Previte, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bobby Militello and as featured soloist with the SUNY Fredonia percussion ensemble. He has taught for the past ten years at SUNY Fredonia where his duties include percussion lessons, music theory and directing a Latin Jazz Ensemble. Recently the Fredonia Latin Jazz Ensemble performed at the inauguration of governor Elliott Spitzer on New Years Day in Albany. He also teaches Jazz and music theory at Villa Maria College, and coaches percussionists at St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute and Canisius High School. He holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance. Equally skilled as a classical percussionist and trap drummer, he has been a member of (hatArt) recording artists The Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, as well as leading his own band, Multi-Jazz Dimensions, for many years in and around the United States. As an illustration of his wide skills and interests his music has been performed by a diverse collection of musicians, including the classical saxophone quartet The Amherst Saxophone Quartet as well as jazz and new music legend Leroy Jenkins. He has toured in England, Italy, Canada, and the US. A 2004 CD release, Jack Rabbitt, is an organ trio outing on the Cadence Jazz Records label featuring tenor saxophonist Don Menza. His latest recording entitled Boxing Day was released on Jazz Dimensions Records in May 2007 and features a series of improvisations with pianist Paul Bley. You can find more information about John at www.johnbaconjr.com.


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