ListMar.11.2012 9:00-10:45 [Phil Yoon Group]

Donny McCaslin – Tenor & Soprano Saxophone

Donny McCaslin was a 2005 Grammy Award Nominee for gThe Best Instrumental Solo.h
Donny performed with his father's band in his teenage years and then attended Berklee college of Music where he studied with Herb Pomeroy, Gary Burton, Joe Viola, George Garzone and Billy Pierce.
While at Berklee Donny began 4 year tenure in Gary Burton's band. Since moving to New York in 1991, McCaslin has performed and toured with a wide variety of groups including Steps Ahead, Danilo Perez and the Motherland Project, Tom Harrell, Brian Blade, John Pattitucci, Lan Xang, David Binney, Luciana Souza, Eddie Gomez, George Gruntz, Billy Hart, Santi Dibreano, The Mingus Big Band, and many others. His 3 solo records, "Exile and Discovery", "Seen From Above,h and "The Way Through" have all garnered critical acclaim. 2006 will see the release of
two new solo efforts "Give and Go" on Criss Cross Jazz and "Soar" on Sunnyside Records as well as the premiere of new original music commissioned by Chamber Music of America. Donny will also be touring extensively with the Dave Douglas Quintet, the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, and his own group. For more info go to www.donnymccaslin.com
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George Colligan – Piano

George Colligan, an award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), draws fans with his zesty sideman work with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (with over 70 sideman credits).
He is also prolific as a leader with 16 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. His latest CD on the Criss Cross label is entitled Past Present Future. He also has a new CD entitled Realization (Sirocco) featuring his organ trio called Mad Science.
George Colligan has toured, recorded, and/or performed as a sideman with Gary Bartz, Benny Golson, Gary Thomas, Steve Coleman, Eddie Henderson, Ralph Peterson, Vanessa Rubin, Steve Wilson, Richard Bona, Jane Monheit, Ravi Coltrane, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Janis Siegel, Christian McBride, Billy Hart, Charles Fambrough, Mingus Big Band, AL Foster, Mark Turner, Lee Konitz, Jamie Baum, Michal Urbaniak and Stefon Harris, among others.
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Johannes Weidenmuller – Bass

Johannes Wiedenmuller is the bassist of Kenny Warner trio. He originally came from Germany and is currently one of the most demanding bassist in New York. He has performed and recorded with Jay Collins, Heather Eatman, Carlo Vutera, Ted Rosenthal, Frank Amsallem, Ray Barratto, Prism Saxophone Quartet and many other greats.
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Phil Yoon - Drums

Phil Yoon is a drummer from South Korea who has been awarded M.M. with Distinction, Jazz Performance, Longy School of Music, P. Diploma, Jazz Performance, and Berklee College of Music. B.A. English Literature, Soonchunhyang University.
He has numerous performances and TV & Radio appearances in South Korea and US and also appeared with Jed Levy, Don Braden, Mark Gross, David Berkman, Steve Turre, David Ephross, Bill Moring, Ron Jackson, David Smith, Greg Murphy, Dmitri Kolesnik, Charlie Kohlhase, David Bryant, Ron Mahdi, George Garzone, Toru Dodo, Tim Mayer, Rusty Scott, Jerry Secco, Joris Teepe, and Bruce Williams.
He is a nominee of Henry Mancini Award and participated more than 10 recordings.
Phil has been noticed by many news papers and magazines and also appeared on City Line, WCVB- TV, as a one of the most active Asian jazz musician in New England. As a leader, his first CD titled gE. J.h(Homage of Elvin Jones) from EMI was awarded the 2007 Best Jazz Album in Korea by MM Jazz which is the number one jazz magazine in Korea. He is a regular drummer of Kwak, Yoonchan Jazz Trio.
The Pianist, Kwak, Yoonchan is an only one Blue Note artist in Korea. He was invited so many jazz festival included Jarasum International Jazz Festival, Daegu International Jazz Festival, Ulsan International Jazz Festival and Seoul International Jazz Festival.