Saxquest is thrilled to host a FREE clinic/performance at the shop this Saturday with multi-Grammy award winning saxophonist, Frank Catalano (Saturday Nov. 14 from 2-PM). Frank is a super high-energy jazz tenor saxophonist based out of Chicago and is a creative force to be reckoned with. As a Yamaha endorsing artist, Mr. Catalano’s recent homage to John Coltrane record “Love Supreme Collective” is amazing and continues to sell well a year after its initial debut. His Savoy/Columbia recording “Bang!” debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Charts and his record “Mighty Burner” was on the Billboard Charts for 20 straight weeks.
Now 38, Catalano has performed with Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, Charles Earland, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Von Freeman, Tito Puente, Tony Bennett, Les Claypool and Louis Bellson all while still in high school! This led to his signing to Delmark Records at age 18 and a string of critically acclaimed recordings. Catalano has been heard by millions of people all over the world thanks in part to 3 Grammy-winning and 11 Grammy-nominated recordings with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, and John Legend.
This performance/clinic is supported by both D’Addario/Rico and Yamaha. We’ve enjoyed dealing in Yamaha’s high-end woodwinds and will have a good good selection of Yamaha instruments here in the store. We’re also happy to share with you the new D’Addario Jazz Select mouthpiece. One of the best straight ahead jazz mouthpieces on the market today. As a Yamaha and D’Addario Artist, Catalano will also be happy to talk more about these instruments and accessories while he’s here.
Frank will be backed by St. Louis musicians Adam Maness on piano, Ben Wheeler on bass and Drew Weiss on drums. I hope to see you out this Saturday. Please tell everyone you know. It will be an amazing show!!
Also mark your calendar:
Saturday Apr 23 – evening – DAVID LIEBMAN
Saturday Apr 30 – 2PM-4PM – WILL & PETER ANDERSEN