Frank Catalano | Wil Blades | Mike Clark

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Frank Catalano | Wil Blades | Mike Clark
Frank Catalano - sax

#1 Billboard Chart‐Topping Saxman Frank Catalano recently finished a successful tour of the United States, France, England and Japan. Frank is the new Celebrity Endorser for Drambuie Scotch Liqueur and was just featured in Forbes Magazine. Frank holds a residency at New York's Birdland Jazz Club as well Chicago's Legendary Green Mill. Frank’s recording “Bye, Bye, Blackbird” with David Sanborn, Jimmy Chamberlin, Nir Felder and Demos Petropoulos is still charting on Billboard. “Love Supreme Collective” Debuted at #1 on the itunes Jazz Charts in July 2014 and is an homage to John Coltrane

Wil Blades

Over the past fifteen years, Blades has grown to be one of the most in-demand organ players on the Bay Area scene. In addition to leading his own trio, he works regularly in duo situations with drummers Billy Martin (Medeski Martin and Wood) and Scott Amendola (Nels Cline Singers); and in trios led by guitarist Will Bernard and drummer Stanton Moore. He’s performed and recorded with a host of jazz and blues greats including Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Joe Louis Walker, Don Braden, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Karl Denson, Charlie Hunter, Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, and many others.

Mike Clark - drums

While often referred to as the “Tony Williams of funk,” Mike Clark considers
jazz his first love. He gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock in
the early seventies. His incisive playing on Hancock’s “Actual Proof” garnered him an international cult following and influenced generations of drummers.

Mike has performed with such well-known jazz greats as Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Chet Baker, John Scofield, Nicholas Payton, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Eddie Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Vince Guaraldi, Woody Shaw, Donald Harrison, Albert King, Larry Coryell, Mike Wolff, Wallace Roney, Billy Childs, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chris Potter, Bobby McFerrin, Nat Adderly, Oscar Brown Jr., and Gil Evans and his Orchestra.