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Kevin McDonald


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Greensboro -- ( Fri., Apr. 12, 2019 )

Music for a Great Space: Kevin McDonald Jazz Trio
Performed by Kevin McDonald Jazz Trio
$22 - $5 -- Christ United Methodist Church , (336) 638-7624, Tickets. , http://www.musicforagreatspace.org/ -- 7:30 PM

April 12, 2019 - Greensboro, NC:


This preview has been provided by Music for a Great Space.

Music for a Great Space (MGS) presents the Kevin McDonald Jazz Trio to conclude the Season of North Carolina in Music. This concert will take place April 12, 7:30 pm at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC. Tickets are available at the door and in advance: www.musicforagreatspace.org or (336) 638-7624.

Drummer and percussionist Kevin McDonald's performance credits include Dave Liebman, Mark Turner, Paquito D'Rivera, Miguel Zenon, Randy Brecker, and Lee Konitz in international venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The U.S. Library of Congress, Le Poisson Rouge, Bimhuis, and The White House. Originally from Greensboro, McDonald holds both a B.M. in Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media and a Certificate in World Music/Ethnomusicology from the Eastman School of Music. McDonald currently serves specialized presidential support as drummer for the U.S. Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble and is completing a Ph.D. in musicology at The Catholic University of America. McDonald proudly endorses Zildjian cymbals, Ludwig drums, Vic Firth drumsticks, and Remo drumheads.

McDonald will be joined by pianist Reuben Allen and bassist Dave Baron. Inspired by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, and Miles Davis, Allen began studying jazz and classical piano voraciously, earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Jazz Performance and Jazz Composition/Arranging as well as the Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies from Juilliard. Allen currently lives in New York where he is an active performer and composer, and teaches jazz piano courses at the Juilliard Evening Division.

Bassist Dave Baron was accepted by the prestigious Eastman School of Music where he received his Bachelors of Music. He earned his master's degree in 2010 from the Juilliard School where he studied with bass legend Ron Carter. Today, Baron is a performer in high demand on the New York scene and around the world. His debut album, "Introducing Dave Baron" debuted in 2015 on the OutsideIn Music label, and is available on iTunes and at other major music outlets worldwide.

The trio will be doing an Open Education Presentation at Weaver Academy on April 12 at 2:25. Please call 336-638-7624 or email execdirector@musicforagreatspace.org to attend the education event.

Music for a Great Space (MGS) is an independent non-profit musical arts organization bringing the finest musicians to the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. The mission of Music for a Great Space is to present a series of inspiring musical performances and educational offerings, opening doors to the diverse cultural interests of the Piedmont Triad community. For its 28th season, MGS is featuring NC artists and at least one NC composer on each of the concerts for the Season of NC in Music. MGS is grateful to Season Sponsor ArtsGreensboro. This concert is sponsored by the MGS Board of Directors.