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Catro Quartet
Nov 1st 5:30-8pm Erie Art Museum

Free for art museum members, price of admission for non members.  $2 beer/$5 wine

Jazz fans clear your calendars for this one!  JazzErie is excited to bring in the Catro Quartet with Dave Kana, Dave Morgan, Mark DeWalt and Glenn Schaft.  JazzErie is paring with the Erie Art Museum for their Thursday Happy Hour and is sure to be a good time for everyone.  Great music and drink! 

The Catro Quartet is comprised of some of the most talented musicians that this region has to offer!  Here is some information about the members!

Mark DeWalt (piano/keyboards)appears regularly playing piano and keyboard throughout the region. He is the leader of the jazz band Catro; performing in festivals, clubs, commercial and private settings. In 2006 Catro released a self-titled CD which includes 7 of DeWalt’s compositions. Mark’s playing has been included in numerous other recording projects ranging from World Beat, original Rock, Jazz, and Contemporary Christian styles. Highlights of his career include performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, two tours to Scandinavia, a tour to South Africa and many regional jazz and art festival engagements. His current projects include collaborating with poet Phil Terman presenting poetry reading accompanied by live music, working in trio and quartet settings with numerous regional groups, and Catro performances. Mark teaches private students, and has been employed as staff Musician for North Sewickley Presbyterian church since 2012.

 

Mr. David Kana (Saxophone)is a member of the Youngstown State University, Dana School of Music Jazz Faculty. He is responsible for directing the Jazz Combos, Jazz Ensemble II, Advanced Improvisation, Jazz Fundamentals and Jazz History classes and private jazz lessons. He is also a member of the Music faculty at Malone University where he teaches Classical Saxophone. For the past thirty-one years he has served as a member of the faculty with the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops and he has also worked as an Artist in Residence at Clarion University.

Mr. Kana graduated with a B.M. in Music Education with Jazz Emphasis from Youngstown State University in 1984. While at YSU he organized the YSU Jazz Society and served on the Student Advisory Board for the Dean of Dana School of Music. He was a member of the YSU Jazz Ensemble I under the direction of Tony Leonardi. He received a Master of Science degree in Secondary Education and Curriculum Development in 1994. He also attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he performed in Dominic Spera's band and studied saxophone with David Kay.

Mr. Kana has performed with various artists including: The Benny Goodman Orchestra, Buddy Greco, Barbara Morrison, Henry Cuesta, the Temptations, Kristin Chenoweth, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Three Rivers Entertainment, the Del Sinchak Band, and Special Productions in Cleveland, Ohio. He resides in Leavittsburg, Ohio with his wife Lisa and their numerous rescued dogs, cats and farm animals.

 

Dave Morgan (Bass)The composer, improviser, and double bassist Dave Morgan has collaborated with a wide range of jazz, pop and classical artists. His most recent recording is Beyond Boundaries with the vocalist Amanda Powell. Morgan was a recipient of a “New Works: Creation and Presentation" grant from Chamber Music America, which resulted in hisrecording, The Way of the Sly Man, featuring Jack Schantz, Howie Smith, Jamey Haddad, and Dan Wall. Morgan also composed the music for The Surprise of Being—Live at Birdland by the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano. A Tri-C Jazz Fest concert of Morgan’s transcriptions and arrangements of the music of Frank Zappa for the Jazz Unit featuring Ernie Watts and Mark Wood earned an Award of Achievement from Northern Ohio Live. He performed this music as guest artist with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra in December 2012. Morgan collaborates in crossover projects with Apollo’s Fire, the Internationally-acclaimed Baroque ensemble, and occasionally performs with The Cleveland Orchestra as a jazz bassist and bass guitarist. A current project is Blue Is More Than A Color, a recording of his recent works for large jazz ensemble featuring many extraordinary soloists including Pete Mills, Brandon Scott Coleman,Theron Brown, Dave Kana, Chris Coles, and Sam Blakeslee. This project, made possible by a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, will be released in Winter 2019.

 

Glenn Schaft (Drums)is Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Youngstown State University, where he has served since 1996. He teaches applied percussion, directs the Percussion Ensemble, is advisor/co-founder of the Youngstown Percussion Collective, and performs with the YSU Faculty Jazz Group, with whom he twice toured China, performing and teaching at acclaimed conservatories in Beijing, Nanjing, and Hangzhou. Glenn is an artist endorser with the Zildjian cymbal company, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Remo drumheads and world percussion, and an educational consultant with Black Swamp Percussion.

 

Glenn's drumset/world music credits include Broadway artists–Billy Porter, Raul Esparza, Women of the Phantom, Chita Rivera, Donna Theodore, Will and Anthony Nunziata, 1940's Radio Hour Show US Tour; bluegrass artists–Alison Krauss, Andrea Zonn; pop vocal artists–The Texas Tenors, Engelbert Humperdink, Five By Design, The Four Lads, The Four Aces; blues artists–Robert Lockwood Jr. and Steve Cipriano; rock artists Chuck Berry, Stewart Copleland, Victor Krauss; Afro-Cuban artists–Reynaldo Gonzales, Ruben Alvarez, Michael

Spiro; big bands–Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Ernie Krivda Big Band, American Jazz Orchestra, Larry Elgart Band, Glenn Miller Band; south Indian percussionist Trichy Sankaran; jazz artists–Peter Bernstein, Paquito D'Rivera, Nick Brignola, Dave Stryker, Chip Stephens, Jim McNeely, Tony Leonardi, Todd Coolman, Randy Johnston, Sean Jones, Mike Kocour, Hank Marr, Alan Vizzutti, Marvin Stamm, Ben Monder, Clifford Barnes, Theron Brown, Alton Merrell, Phil DeGreg, Howie Smith, John Fedchock, Dominick Farinachhi, Kent Engelhardt, and Jack Shantz.

This is a performance you will not want to miss and we look forward to seeing you all there!  It will be a great night.

 
September 10, 2018