https://www.eventbrite.com/e/475707984387 Hope Central Church
85-87 Seaverns Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
We don’t get to see pianist Carmen Staaf (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Allison Miller) or bassist Tony Scherr (Bill Frisell, Ani Difranco, Lounge Lizards) in Boston very often, and this coming-together with Austin McMahon, one of the Boston jazz scene’s most in-demand drummers, is very exciting.
We were proud to present this wonderful new trio’s virtual debut in 2021 and we’re so glad they’re making a Mandorla stop on their upcoming tour, Sat 3/18 at 8pm at Hope Central Church in Jamaica Plain. We hope you’ll come out and give CAT Trio a warm welcome!
Hope Central Church is a short walk from Green Street station on the Orange Line and from JP’s Centre Street. There’s free parking at the church.
$20 in advance, $25 at the door. Students with ID $15 at the door only. Under 18 free.
More about the performers:
Pianist/composer Carmen Staaf is a rising force in the NYC and global jazz scenes, and has performed and recorded with some of the most influential and important musicians of our era at iconic venues such as the Village Vanguard, Blue Note, SFJazz and major jazz festivals around the world including the Newport, Monterey, Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals, among many others. She serves as musical director for Dee Dee Bridgewater and has notably performed in a two-piano setting with the legendary Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and at the Kennedy Center alongside Kenny Barron and Fred Hersch.
In addition to being one of the most in-demand working drummers on the Boston scene, Austin McMahon has performed and/or recorded with Sean Jones, George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Lionel Loueke, Ben Monder, Lage Lund, Kate McGarry, Noah Preminger, Jason Palmer and Grace Kelly. He has appeared as an opening act for Grammy award-winners Dianne Reeves and Esperanza Spalding.
Since moving to NYC in the mid 80s, bassist Tony Scherr has worked extensively with many top artists across genres, including Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Ani DiFranco, Ana Egge, Allison Miller, Lounge Lizards, Sex Mob, Norah Jones, and others.