1512 Curtis St. Denver, CO 80202 | (303) 839-5100

Makaya McCraven

Makaya McCraven – drums/sampler/ableton
Greg Spero – piano/keys
Irvin Pierce – saxophone
Matt Gold – guitar
Junius Paul – bass
 
Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The cutting edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is a multi-talented force whose inventive process & intuitive style of performance defy categorization.
 
Called “a sound visionary” (jazzinchicago.org) who is “not your everyday jazz drummer” (thewordisbond.com), McCraven brilliantly moves between genres and pushes the boundaries of jazz and rhythm to create forms of his own.
 
“You are listening to one incredible musician. His style and sound is unique, a heady, skillful, sophisticated and boldly uncompromising mix of jazz and hip hop…” (UK Vibe)
 
His breakthrough album In the Moment was released with International Anthem Recording Co. (IARC) in January of 2015 and quickly named “Album of the Week” on BBC 6 Radio by influential DJ Gilles Peterson. By the end of the year it was a “Best of 2015” selection for Los Angeles Times, Pop Matters, NPR Music’s Jazz Critics Poll, and Apple Music. In 2016, In The Moment was hailed by Turntable Lab as “one of the most important recordings to date in the modern Jazz world.” In The Moment was a dramatic statement by McCraven, where he debuted a unique brand of “organic beat music” that quickly launched him into the vanguard of not only Internationally-known jazz artists, but also a niche genre of next-wave composer-producers blurring the boundaries of jazz & electronic music.
 
“While Teo Macero’s work with Miles [Davis] might seem the obvious reference point, In The Moment is closer in spirit to Madlib and J Dilla.” (WIRE Magazine)
 
This show is presented by KGNU and Dazzle Denver.
Summary
Event
Makaya McCraven
Location
Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St,Denver,CO-80202
Starting on
April 20, 2019
Ending on
April 20, 2019
Description
Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The cutting edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is a multi-talented force whose inventive process & intuitive style of performance defy categorization.
Offer Price
USD $12

Date

Apr 20 2019

Time

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cost

$12/$25

Location

Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO, 80202
Category
Dazzle

Organizer

Dazzle
Phone
(303) 839-5100
Email
info@dazzledenver.com
Website
https://dazzledenver.com

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