Here's what's going on this week:
Thursday July 22nd The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra will be performing in The Spanish Ballroom of McMenamins Elks Temple in Tacoma WA. I'll be joined by Paul Gabrielson on bass and Stefan Schatz on drums. 7pm, all ages welcome, no cover charge.
Sunday July 25th The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra will be doing an livestream performance and interview with drummer Stefan Schatz.
We'll be joined by Greg Feingold on bass, and will be performing a set of new music by both Stefan and I.
Interview - 4pm to 5-pm
Performance - 6pm to 7pm PST.
The Livestreams are free to view and you can join us from these links:
About our guest:
STEFAN SCHATZ was born in New York City. After training early on as a classical percussionist, Stefan went on to study jazz at the New School in New York.
Stefan has worked with jazz greats Dakota Staton, Jon Hendricks, Arnie Lawrence, Herman Foster, Teddy Charles, and Freddie Redd, and has toured internationally with the Chris Byars/Ari Roland Quartet, Manhattan Tap, and the Mark Morris Dance Group.
He has played on television and film soundtracks, commercials, numerous albums, and in several Broadway shows, including “After Midnight” and "Shuffle Along." Stefan was a three-time recipient of the prestigious “Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad” Program, produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the US State Department, which sends musicians all over the world to represent the US by playing jazz.
Stefan participated in the Grammy Award for his work on the album "High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project," by Loudon Wainwright III.
In 2019, Stefan made his debut playing drums with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, alongside jazz greats McCoy Tyner and Charles McPherson.