Cedar Rapids, Iowa (December 22, 2016) 

Let’s be honest, the end of 2016 sucked. 2017 has the task of producing artistic solace for a disenfranchised world.  I am excited to be covering “7” marquee gigs: Paul McCandless & Charged Particles, John Scofield: Country For Old Men,  Antonio Sánchez: BiRDMAN LIVE,  Victor Wooten Trio, Hiromi Trio w/ Simon Phillips and Fred Hersch Trio.

January 16 – Paul McCandless & Changed Particles –  Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

  Paul McCandless & Charged Particles

Paul McCandless, Jr. (born March 24, 1947, Indiana, Pennsylvania) is an American multi-instrumentalist known for his time with the group Oregon. He is credited with more than 200 albums and performances with such musicians as Jaco Pastorius, Carla Bley, Wynton Marsalis, Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny, Mark Isham, Steve Reich, Al Jarreau, Bruce Hornsby, Art Lande, Tony Furtado, the String Cheese Incident, Nguyen Le, Proteus 7 and Fred Simon.

February 25 – John Scofield: Country For Old Men – Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

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“Country For Old Men” is Scofield’s homage to such greats as George Jones, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, James Taylor, and Hank Williams among others. Scofield plays alongside accomplished colleagues Steve Swallow, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart.

March 1stAntonio Sánchez – BiRDMAN LIVE – The Englert Theatre

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Renowned jazz drummer Antonio Sánchez will perform his Grammy-winning score live along with the Oscar-winning film, Birdman. Antonio Sanchez is considered as one of the most prominent drummers, bandleaders and composers of his generation.

March 8Victor Wooten Trio – The Englert Theatre

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March 23 -Hiromi Trio w/ Simon Phillips – Evanston SPACE

Pianist Hiromi Uehara and her Trio Project, with contrabass guitarist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, have become one of the finest units in contemporary jazz. Their particular prowess lies in seamlessly performing the pianist’s knotty, technically challenging, often unpredictable compositions; they are also a closely united group of improvisers.

April 15Fred Hersch TrioHauncher

 Club Hancher: Fred Hersch Trio

Fred Hersch has long since distinguished himself as a pianist with a distinctive sound of his own who constantly challenges himself as a performer, composer, and arranger. These trio performances, with bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson.

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George Burrows' fascination with live music began in the 60's. He saw Cream on October 14, 1968, at Vets Auditorium in Des Moines, One year later Burrows attended The Denver Pop Festival in Mile High Stadium. He witnessed The Jimi Hendrix Experience's final gig on June 29, 1969. His list of artists included many who have shaped music for decades. Around 1993 Burrows become friends/colleagues with people in the music industry. He had developed an impressive networking resume which he used it to his advantage and began a concert photography website. He worked for free through multiple live music websites designed to promote live music and the often struggling artists and venues. His shoot for no pay was an obstacle with other photographers. Burrows’ sole purpose for LGS was for the art, not monetary means. He lived in the music environment and soon developed name recognition. After the loss of his brother, a professional drummer, in 2014, he became serious about becoming a drummer. Burrows began drum lessons. The LGS website, contributors and his studies did not match. In 2016 he was about to pull the plug on LGS and embrace drumming. After a chance consultation with one of the most highly regarded session drummers and programmers today he got his answer. Start a website featuring only drummers. With help, he launched https://www.drummersphotgrapher.com. Burrows added his passion for drumming with his expertise of live music photography by launching Drummer Photographer LGS.

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