6:00PM - 8:00PM at The Depot
Jazz Superstar Frank Catalano Offers Free Master Class, August 2
Any and all musicians are invited to come listen, learn and jam with jazz saxophonist Frank Catalano at a free Master Class, Saturday, August 2; 6pm at the Depot, 319 N. River Street in East Dundee. The class will be followed by a short performance featuring the talent and artistry of Catalano.
Success came early for Catalano. He signed with Delmark Records at age 18 which resulted in a string of critically acclaimed recordings. Catalano has performed or recorded with pop stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child, John Legend and others. Catalano made his major label debut in 2008 with "Bang!" his first CD for the legendary Savoy label, a division of Columbia Music Entertainment. "Bang!" debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard Jazz Charts. His previous CD, "Mighty Burner" was on the Billboard Charts for 20 straight weeks, establishing him as one of the top-selling saxophonists in the U.S. Catalano performed with Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, Charles Earland, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Von Freeman, Tito Puente, Tony Bennett, and Louis Bellson, while still in high school.
Catalano's recent Ropeadope recording, "God's Gonna Cut You Down" debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes Jazz sales chart and was the No. 1 charting Instrumental album upon its release in April 2015. His "Love Supreme Collective" debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts in July 2014.
In addition, Catalano and his band will be performing at this year’s Heritage Fest on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at 6pm on The Depot Stage. Admission is free. Come on down to The Depot, where all good things are happenin’ in East Dundee.
For more information on the performances, call (847)426-2255. In the event of rain, the Masterclass will be held at Blues BBQ, 102 N. River St., East Dundee.