NYU Jazz Brunch Combo Nuvo w/ special guest Paul McCandless
David Schroeder, saxophones, woodwinds & harmonica
Rich Shemaria, piano & arrangements
Lenny Pickett, saxophones & woodwinds
Brad Shepik, guitar
Mike Richmond, bass
John Hadfield, percussion
Paul McCandless, woodwinds
Combo Nuvo, the NYU Jazz Faculty In Residence Ensemble, is an eclectic improvisational ensemble comprised of some of New York City’s leading jazz artists. The group combines influences ranging from jazz and classical to blues and world music. Individually, these artists have performed with such music legends as Miles Davis, Ravi Shankar, Elton John, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Simon, Natalie Cole, Dave Douglas, and Tower of Power. These musical experiences combine to create a truly original ensemble.
During a distinguished career spanning over three decades, woodwind player and Grammy winner Paul McCandless brings a soaring lyricism to his playing and composing that has been integral to the ensemble sound of two seminal world music bands, the original Paul Winter Consort and the relentlessly innovative quartet, OREGON. A gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer, he specializes on the oboe, English horn, bass clarinet, soprano and sopranino saxophones and a collection of folk flutes reflecting his grounding in both classical and jazz disciplines. As a collaborator and solo artist he is credited with more than 200 albums and performances with such musicians as Jaco Pastorius, Carla Bley, Wynton Marsalis, Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny, Mark Isham, Steve Reich, Al Jarreau, Bruce Hornsby, Art Lande, Tony Furtado, the String Cheese Incident, Nguyen Le, Proteus 7 and Fred Simon.
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