Brian Callahan

I caught up  with Mack Avenue recording artist Christian McBride following his Labor Day Weekend performance at the Detroit  Jazz Festival 2015, and we talked on JazzTones.  Christian was performing with The Mack Avenue Super Band an  All Star Ensemble of Bandleaders. He expressed that he was elated to perform with the Super Band and musicians including Trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, Alto Sax Tia Fuller, Sax Kirk Whalum, Vibraphonist Gary Burton, Drummer Carl Allen and Christian as the Musical Director and Bassist.

Guitarist Earl Klugh returns to the Ferst Center For The Arts at Georgia Tech on Saturday, April 12, with a Night Of Guitars that includes solo, duo and trio performances with fellow guitarists Chuck Loeb and Norman Brown.

Klugh's latest record is Handpicked, a collection of his favorite cover songs.  Klugh and WCLK's Jay Edwards chatted recently about the record, the upcoming Atlanta performance, and his role as an artist inside and outside of jazz.

Legendary saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is celebrating his 80th birthday by touring with a quartet including Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, in conjunction with Shorter's new record Without A Net.  They appear at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University downtown on Saturday, April 5.