Marc Cary Trio
Every successful organization needs a secret weapon, and that includes jazz festivals. At Healdsburg who would this be? Looking at the 20-year roster of performers, an obvious pick would the pianist Marc Cary.
Why secret? Well, Marcs not a flashy guy. You could say hes content to lead from behind. It is exactly this difficult-to-describe talent that led singer Abbey Lincoln to keep him in the piano seat for 12 years, and what also endeared him to vocal legends Betty Carter and Carmen McRae. Female artists have a thing for Marc. In addition to star jazz singers, he served as the secret weapon for Meshell Ndegeocello, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill. What does this say about him? Well, Marc has some of the best ears in the business, and the power to calibrate dynamics down to the softest sigh. Hes also got the funk, which he picked up as a kid playing clubs around Washington D.C., and which he continues to flaunt in groups like Marc Carys Indigenous Peoples.
At the Paul Mahdar Gallery we will see how those influences blend in the pure unfiltered vehicle of the jazz trio. All to the good, as Marcs deep experience, daring imagination, and significant chops will be in full swing.
Apt communicators, Marcs sidemen will make this challenge seem a snap. Drummer Victor Lewis is a wily veteran who everyone wants on their gigs. Bassist David Ewell, a graduate of Berkeley High Schools star-making jazz program, has been a member of Marcs Focus Trio for around 10 years, which tells you all you need to know about this sidemans proficiency and sensitivity.
With so much music to communicate and so many ways to express it, these three will be having a conversation for the ages.
Paul Mahder Gallery (View)
222 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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