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Saxquest 2013 Clinic Series – JEFF COFFIN & the MU’TET – September 21

When: 2013-09-21

Its with terrific fanfare that I invite you out to another wonderful event at Saxquest. On Saturday, September 21, from 11am-1pm, we’ll be hosting a clinic with 3x Grammy Award winner JEFF COFFIN and his Mu’tet. The event is free and open to the public and will be hosted at Saxquest.


The Mu’tet takes it’s name from the word mutation, giving way to Coffin’s belief that music is constantly changing and mutating. In addition to the Mu’tet, Jeff is a member of the Dave Matthews Band and was a long-time member of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.


Other members of the group include legendary and iconic players:


Felix Pastorius, son of bass great Jaco Pastorius, roots the Mu’tet on electric bass. He has been playing with the group since 2002. In 2012 he joined the legendary jazz quartet Yellowjackets. Felix is a gifted composer and a monster bassist with great chops and sensitivity.


On drums is the legendary Roy “Futureman” Wooten. Wooten is a five-time Grammy Award-winning performer with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. A percussionist of international acclaim, more recently, Wooten has developed a new electronic instrument called the RoyEl, which resembles a piano but plays notes not found in the traditional western music scales. This instrument is based on the periodic table of elements and the golden ratio.


Bill Fanning rounds out the horns on trumpet. Bill has performed with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, the Mu’tet, Glenn Frye (of the Eagles), George Garzone, Jon Faddis, Maria Schneider and George Russell. A brilliant improvisor and musician, Bill is stretching the boundaries of the trumpet.


Chris Walters is a brilliant piano player know for his fresh and inventive compositions and improvisations. One of Nashville’s most in-demand sidemen across multiple genres, and an active front-man, Walters has a completely unique and compelling sound.


Its such a tremendous thrill for us to bring such a fantastic event to you! If you haven’t been to a Saxquest event yet, be sure this one doesn’t pass you by. The Mu’tet will be be playing at the Gramophone here in St. Louis on Friday evening September 20, catch them there and then follow it up at Saxquest on Saturday!
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