San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Comprised of seven rising stars of the NYC jazz scene, XD 7 creates a high-energy fusion of modern jazz with elements of rock, funk, R&B and contemporary classical. Members of XD 7 have performed with Esperanza Spalding, the Dave Matthews Band, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, the Winard Harper Sextet, Lee Konitz, and James Moody, among others. Featuring Patrick Bartley, alto/soprano sax; Xavier Del Castillo, tenor sax; Jon Hatamiya, trombone; Arlyn Anderson, guitar; Kevin Bernstein, piano; Max Calkin, bass; and John Spencer, drums.
The Jazzschool's 2013 Rising Stars Summer Concert Series is made possible in part by a generous gift from David and Beth Sawi.