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Jon McCaslin Jazz Trio

20 Jun Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Jon McCaslin Jazz Trio

Our Wednesday, June 20 concert features a terrific jazz trio – Jon McCaslin on vibraphone, Lorna MacLachlan on piano and Stafano Valdo on bass.

The following is an edited excerpt from Jon McCaslin’s blogspot “four on the floor”….

I discovered how much I enjoy playing the vibraphone about 6 years ago. In the fall of 2006 and I found myself in Havana, Cuba participating in Aldo Mazza’s KoSa Cuba Percussion Workshop. A bunch of us wandered down to some basement jazz club one night and heard an amazing young vipraphonista by the name of Tamara Castaneda. WOW !!! The best description I can use is to imagine a cross between Gary Burton and Chucho Valdez. It was one of two experiences that year that convinced me to take up a relationship with this “metal beast”.

Learning the vibes and focusing on melody and harmony has really enhanced and expanded my approach to being a drummer. I would highly recommend any jazz drummer to check out the vibes in order to expand their understanding of total music!