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Steve McQuarry's Mandala Nonet And Orchestra To Perform The Music Of Gil Evans, Sept 30, At SFJAZZ Center's Miner Auditorium

Steve McQuarry's Mandala Nonet And Orchestra To Perform The Music Of Gil Evans, Sept 30, At SFJAZZ Center's Miner Auditorium

Oakland-based keyboardist-composer Steve McQuarry has long been in love with the unique music of Gil Evans, the late, largely-self-taught Toronto-born composer, arranger, and keyboardist best remembered for his numerous collaborations with Miles Davis. “The whole way he thought about orchestrating using instruments and also pushing those instruments in different ranges is really fascinating,” McQuarry says of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tribute to Carla Bley: Mandala Octet and Mandala Orchestra

Read "Tribute to Carla Bley: Mandala Octet and Mandala Orchestra" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser



Mandala Octet and Mandala Orchestra
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
June 5, 2015

Steve McQuarry had an epiphany last December. While on the phone with Karen Mantler, daughter of eminent avant-garde jazz composer Carla Bley, McQuarry realized that he would like to play some of her tunes onstage, and ...

NEWS: EVENT

Keyboardist Steve McQuarry Presents A Tribute To Carla Bley At SFJAZZ Center, June 5

Keyboardist Steve McQuarry Presents A Tribute To Carla Bley At SFJAZZ Center, June 5

Oakland-based keyboardist-composer Steve McQuarry and his musician friends had long been enamored of the cutting-edge music of Oakland-born keyboardist-composer Carla Bley. In a conversation a year and a half ago with Bley’s daughter, keyboardist Karen Mantler, he mentioned that he would love to perform some of her mother’s compositions. Mantler talked it over with Bley, and ...