Open Door Music
along with media sponsor
are pleased to welcome back
with Dan Thatcher • Bass & Ben Scholz • Drums
Tickets $15 general admission, or
performing in support of his latest release
"Doug MacDonalds’s ReORGANized Quartet"
Tickets $15 general admission, or $13 students/seniors
"...a fine bop-based guitarist in the tradition ofHerb Ellis, Barney Kessel, and Joe Pass." ~ Scott Yanow, JazzTimes Chicago Jazz Magazine
Doug MacDonald’s 11th recording project, Doug MacDonald’s ReORGANized Quartet (Blujazz Records), was the culmination of almost a year’s work by MacDonald as composer and leader, “realizing a goal to write more for this ensemble and get it out there,” he said. MacDonald announced the revival of the organ quartet in 2012 with a first appearance at the LAX Jazz Club, referring to the revitalization of the original (1997) group as “re-organizing.” The recording and the launch appearance have led to ongoing performances for the group and for the versatile guitarist within his other working configurations—the trio and the now well established 13-member “Jazz Coalition."
Live performances over time have included the usual A-Z list of both here and gone legendary associations: Stan Getz, George Shearing, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich, Dave McKenna, Scott Hamilton, Richard Groove Holmes, Jack McDuff, Bobby Vinton, Ray Charles and Rosemary Clooney, plus fellow guitarists Joe Pass and Herb Ellis. He has recorded with Ross Tompkins, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Hank Jones, Jack Sheldon, Bob Cooper, Art Hillary, Johnny Kirkwood, Plas Johnson, Snooky Young, Bill Holman, the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Lorez Alexandria and Ray Anthony, among others.
Linda Solotaire is a vocalist, band leader and curator. She has performed at the Open Door Theater many times, is one of our Artistic Associates, and curates our ongoing Music Concert Series. you can learn more about her here: http://www.reverbnation.com/lindasolotaire.