San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Pianist and Jazzschool founder Susan Muscarella and saxophonist Madaline Duran join forces for this special concert in celebration of International Women’s Day. Don’t miss this rare meeting of two kindred spirits and leaders of the Bay Area jazz scene. Also featuring Glenn Richman on bass and Akira Tana on drums.
BA in Music Composition, UC Berkeley. PhD candidate in Musicology, University of Évora, Portugal. Founder and President, Jazzschool Inc.; Dean of Instruction, Jazzschool Institute. Director, UC Jazz Ensembles program 1984 – 89; composer, arranger and recording artist; performances at major clubs and festivals including Yoshi’s, Keystone Korner, Great American Music Hall and the Lighthouse, and Monterey, Berkeley and Concord Jazz Festivals; featured on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR; recipient of a 2008 “A Team” Award from the Jazz Journalists Association; member of the Board of Directors, Chamber Music America.
Renowned saxophonist and bandleader, Madaline Duran, brings a wealth of artistry and experience to her work. Madaline grew up in Belmont, California and began playing clarinet at age 10. By junior high, she was on to alto and tenor saxophone developing skills that allowed her to take part in the Monterey Jazz Festival’s High School All Star Band. At that point, Mad was hooked on jazz. Madaline went on to earn a degree in music at the University of Miami, then moved back to the Bay Area where she pursued both freelance music work and ran her own catering business. All of that changed when Mad, at the age of 28, met Eddie at the Cotati Jazz Festival. Mad and Eddie quickly established a personal and professional partnership and through Eddie’s support and encouragement, Mad moved on to becoming a full-time musician. In addition to her work with Eddie, Madaline has performed with the likes of George Cables, Tootie Heath, James Moody, Stan Getz, Eddie Moore, Eddie Marshall and Jessica Williams (to name a few). Music critic, Herb Cain, summed it up best: “Mad Duran is just what jazz needs - soul, swing and a breath of femininity.”