Don Byron and Friends
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
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Don Byron and Friends
DON BYRON A recipient of the first Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, Don has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls "a sound above genre." As clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer or jazz. He has been consistently voted best clarinetist by critics and readers alike in leading international music journals since being named “Jazz Artist of the Year” by Down Beat in 1992. Acclaimed as much for his restless creativity as for his unsurpassed virtuosity as a player, Byron has presented a multitude of projects at major music festivals around the world. His artistic collaborations include performances and recordings with Mario Bauza, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, John Hicks, Tom Cora, Bill Frisell, Vernon Reid, Marc Ribot, Cassandra Wilson, Hamiet Bluiett, Anthony Braxton, Geri Allen, Hal Willner, Marilyn Crispell, Reggie Workman, Craig Harris, David Murray, Leroy Jenkins, Bobby Previte, Living Colour, Uri Caine, Mandy Patinkin, Steve Lacy, Medeski Martin & Wood, Carole King, Daniel Barenboim, the Atlanta Symphony and Allen Toussaint. Don’s 2006 Blue Note Records album, “DO THE BOOMERANG” - interpretations of the music of soul/R&B legend Junior Walker – is the inspiration for his current performing band.
is a four time (2008, 2009, 2010, 2015) Nominee for the Blues Music Award (W.C. Handy Award) for "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year", selected by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, TN. Besides leading the Bruce Katz Band, Bruce performs regularly with the Delbert McClinton Band, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, John Hammond, and other artists as well. He was a member of the Gregg Allman Band from 2007-2013.
SCOTT PETITO Scott is an award winning producer and owner of NRS Recording Studios in Catskill, NY.. As a brilliant bass player and producer, his live and recorded performance credits include The Band, Keith Richards, Chick Corea, John Scofield, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Franks and many more. Scott is also the bass player for the legendary 60’s punk, political, beat poet band, The Fugs.
ZACHARY ALFORD Growing up in New York City, interacting with scores of New York musicians provided Zachary with a rich and diverse atmosphere for playing different styles, and gaining professional experience. In 1987 he went to Switzerland with Melvin Gibbs and Vernon Reid and again in 1988 with Kelvynator to play on jazz/funk festival tours. 1989 saw him playing with the B52's and in the '90s Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie. Zachary 's recording credits include Billy Joel, Suzanna Hoffs, The Manic Street Preachers, Jeffery Gains, David Torn, Patti Scialfa and international superstars Zucchero Fornaciari, Khaled, Tomoyasu Hotei, George Clinton, Daryll Jennifer ( Bad Brains), Bernie Worrel and T.M. Stevens.
MATTHEW FINCK A Hudson Valley native, through his musician father, Matt grew up surrounded by a wide assortment of musical and popular artists. After graduating from Long Island University, he became immersed in the New York music scene. Over the years, Matt has performed and recorded with artists including Steve Wilson, Dennis Mackrel, Reandy Brecker, John Medeski, Heather Masse and Roswell Rudd, touring the U.S. and Europe with the great trombonist. Matt has also performed with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Ronan Tynan, Chris Barron and Nell Carter. In addition to his own band, FAT MINK, Matt currently recordings and performs with the MATTHEW FINCK/JONATHAN BALL PROJECT.
is an American recording artist, songwriter and dancer. He has parlayed his initial success as a teen-age regular on Soul Train into a four-decade career that includes the 2017 club hit, "Right Time" and the 2010 club hit "Breathe". Eric Redd is also a lead vocalist with the classic rock band, California Transit Authority.