Saxquest is honored and thrilled to host a FREE clinic/performance at the shop this Saturday, December 3 with the Paul DeMarinis Trio. This event will be from 2pm-4pm, and as always it is free and open to the public.
This trio is a collaboration between saxophonist Paul DeMarinis, vocalist Debby Lennon, and pianist, Nick Schlueter. They bring together three distinct musical personalities in a soundscape that throws an innovative light on the modern jazz trio. Straight ahead grooves, lyrical modernism, and free exploration of ideas will swirl together to make for an unforgettable musical experience. With DeMarinis, the music is always creative and fresh and this performance will feature some of Paul’s recently composed music. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear Paul on soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, and wood flute. Selections will include: Portrait, Earth Angels, Advent, Learning Curve, Bloodline, Up, and At the Hillcrest Club. The event will start with a clinic by Paul and then he will be joined by the trio.
Paul DeMarinis is a St. Louis native and longtime staple of the local jazz scene. He was named the 2016 Outstanding Jazz Educator by the Missouri Association of Jazz Educators (MOAJE). The Director of the Jazz Studies program at Webster University since 1988, Paul teaches saxophone, jazz improvisation, and jazz history, as well as oversees the ensemble and academic jazz program, coordinating the faculty jazz ensemble, and directing the Webster Jazz Series and the Webster Summer Jazz Camp.
“Paul exemplifies excellence. He demands focus and dedication. He has an enviable record in both performance and education.” – Jeffrey Carter
Paul also has a long association as a saxophonist with the St. Louis Symphony, with performances at Powell Hall, as well as New York’s Carnegie Hall and overseas. DeMarinis has a long association as a saxophonist with the St. Louis Symphony; in addition to many performances at Powell Hall he has performed with the symphony orchestra overseas and at New York’s Carnegie Hall. He has performed with many jazz notables including the Count Basie Orchestra, Dave Liebman, Louie Bellson, Gary Foster, and Bobby Shew and many others. As a performer, educator, and clinician, he has been involved with the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops as well as the International Summer Jazz Academy in Poland.
Its an honor for us to present the Paul DeMarinis/Debby Lennon/Nick Schlueter Trio to Saxquest. I hope to see you all out for this amazing performance and clinic.