June 1 Steinway Piano Gallery Reno, NV
June 2 Piedmont Piano Oakland, CA
June 3 North Coast Brewing Co Ft Bragg, CA (get tix)
June 4 Shelton House Concert Sebastopol, CA
June 5 Artistic Piano Gallery Medford, OR
Grammy-nominated Art Lande is considered one of the premiere improvisational jazz pianists today. He began piano at age 4, studied at Williams College & moved to San Francisco in 1969. He has mostly carved out his own singular path throughout his career, taking the innovations of Bill Evans several steps further. In 1973 he recorded with Jan Garbarek and Ted Curson and in the mid-1970's had started his own jazz school. In 1976 he formed the quartet Rubisa Patrol which recorded for ECM and lasted until 1983. After teaching for three years in Switzerland, Lande in 1987 moved to Boulder, Colorado. He appears in many of the "Who's Who in Jazz" encyclopedias available today for his role in the development of "Chamber Jazz.”
During a distinguished career spanning over three decades, Paul McCandless brings a soaring lyricism to his playing of the oboe, English horn, bass clarinet, soprano and sopranino saxophones and a collection of folk flutes. As a collaborator and solo artist he is credited with more than 200 albums and performances with such musicians as Jaco Pastorius, Carla Bley, Wynton Marsalis, Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny, Mark Isham, Steve Reich, Art Lande, Tony Furtado and the String Cheese Incident.He won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental as a guest artist with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, and his composition Round Robin on the album Oregon in Moscow, later received Grammy nominations for Best Instrumental Composition and Best Instrumental Arrangement.
As an orchestral soloist, he has performed with the Camerata chamber orchestra of Mexico City, St Paul chamber orchestra, and the Philadelphia, Buffalo, Los Angeles and Stuttgart symphony orchestras, and continues as an integral member of two seminal world music bands, the original Paul Winter Consort and the relentlessly innovative quartet, OREGON.