Caroline Davis (Chi), Patrick Breiner, and Matt Heredia – May 6th at Audio for the Arts

May 6
7:30 p.m. (2 sets)
Audio for the Arts (7 South Blair, Madison, WI)

Caroline Davis – alto sax

Born in Singapore to European parents, Caroline Davis has been exposed to a diversity of life experiences. Musical and academic worlds collided for her in Texas, where she studied jazz and psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, after which she moved to Chicago in 2004 to pursue a Ph.D in Music Cognition.
Caroline has received a wide range of accolades including a Downbeat outstanding soloist award (2006), an outstanding Graduate Student presentation (2005 Performance Matters Conference in Portugal), and performances with Sisters in Jazz as a part of IAJE (2005).On the creative performance front, Caroline has performed with various groups including Zing!, Pedway, Tomorrow Music Orchestra, James Davis Quintet, and Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls.     

Patrick Breiner – tenor sax/clarinet

Patrick Breiner was born in Columbus, Ohio. He began using Lincoln Logs as implements with which to bash on overturned plastic buckets at an early age. His earliest musical influences were the Miami Vice Original TV Soundtrack, Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, and “oldies” such as The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons. He took up the saxophone at the age of 10 and moved to Baltimore, Maryland soon after.

Breiner received a scholarship from the John Coltrane Foundation in 2005 and earned a BFA from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City in 2006. While in New York he studied under Reggie Workman, Jane Ira Bloom, Tony Malaby,  and Chris Speed.
Breiner’s saxophone playing is mischievous, inquisitive, and sincere. His extraordinary energy, versatility, and exploratory nature set him apart from his peers. He recently launched Sulde Records, an outlet for his many improvised music projects including his solo saxophone project, Vartan Mamigonian; his new-jazz trio, Sons Of Daughters; and a free-improvising duo called, Premoticon.

Matt Heredia – bass

Matt has recently wowed audiences on Tuesday nights at the New Breed Jam Session at the Cardinal Bar. He attended Juilliard and Western Michigan for bass studies and currently resides in Madison, WI.


~ by Surrounded by Reality Jazz on April 29, 2011.

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