THE Jazz Club Presents the Paul McCandless/Christian Foley-Beining Collaboration

Doors open at 7:00.

On Thursday, March 3, THE Jazz Club at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance is pleased to present the Paul McCandless/Christian Foley-Beining Collaboration. The Jazz Quartet including Tom Shader on bass, and Tom Hayashi on drums, are playing original compositions by Grammy award-winning Paul McCandless and Christian Foley-Beining.

During a distinguished career spanning over three decades,  Paul McCandless brings a soaring lyricism to his playing and composing that has been integral to the ensemble sound of two seminal world music bands, the original Paul Winter Consort and the relentlessly innovative quartet, OREGON. Paul is a gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer, who specializes on the oboe, English horn, bass clarinet, soprano and sopranino saxophones and a collection of folk flutes reflecting his grounding in both classical and jazz disciplines. In 1996 Paul won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones with whom he was a guest artist. Paul also recorded three of his orchestral scores for a CD called “Oregon In Moscow” featuring OREGON and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Orchestra. “Round Robin,” the opening track received two 2001 Grammy nominations for Best Instrumental Composition and Best Instrumental Arrangement.

Christian Foley-Beining studied guitar at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern. He then later refined his playing at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and the Musicians Institute's GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology) in Hollywood. Further studies were with Ted Greene, Joe Diorio, Joe Pass, Pat Metheny, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, as well as bass teacher, Bob Magnusson. He has recorded and performed with many well-known musicians like Randy Porter, Bob Magnusson, Jim Plank, Harvie Swartz, John Guerin, Frank Gambale, Mike Shapiro, Putter Smith, Carlos Niehues, and Lorca Hart.