Jazz Brunch Sunday March 18th, 2012


Come join your host Danna O'Connor at the Nevada Museum of Art Jazz Brunch 160 West Liberty, Reno. Brunch is available from Cafe' Musee.

Niall McGuinness and the New World Jazz Project will be our guests. 

Hand percussion is an integral component of Latin and World music, and its sonic textures are amply utilized by the New World Jazz Project. Brazilian, African, and Caribbean percussion instruments fill Niall's bag of tricks. He attributes his style of hand percussion to the influences of such percussion greats as Airto Moreira and Dom um Romao.

The giants of jazz music have always been Niall's strongest musical influences. Tenor saxophone heavyweights John Coltrane, Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon are his major mentors on that instrument. On alto sax, it was Cannonball Adderley and Sonny Stitt who left huge marks, and on soprano sax, the voice of Wayne Shorter provided beaucoup inspiration. Flute is an important element of Latin music, and flutist Dave Valentin is a continuing contributor to Niall's musical palette: the tune, Deevee, is a tribute to this Latin flute master.

For more on Niall McGuinness and the New World Project, please visit his website at  http://newworldjazzproject.com