Renowned bassoonist Paul Hanson and Austrian bassist Ariane Cap, who compose the jazz duo OoN, will offer a free master class and performance and lecture on Monday, Feb. 3, on the campus of Montana State University.
The performance and lecture is at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall.
As a bassoonist over the last 20 years, Hanson has set new standards for what is possible on the bassoon, one of the most classical of woodwind instruments.
As an improvising bassoonist, Hanson has recorded and/or performed with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Wayne Shorter, Peter Erskine, Cirque du Soleil, David Binney, Dennis Chambers, Zenith Patrol, Billy Childs, Billy Higgins, Ray Charles, Charlie Hunter, Patrice Rushen, Alex Acuna, Abraham Laboriel, Medeski Martin and Wood, Bob Weir’s RATDOG, T. Lavitz from Dixie Dregs, Jeff Coffin, Jeff Sipe, Jonas Hellborg, Afro/Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, Bob Moses and Kai Eckhardt. He has also played with The Klezmorim, Saint Joseph Ballet, Napa Symphony and the Oakland East Bay Symphony.
As a saxophonist, Hanson has recorded and/or performed with Eddie Money (tenor sax soloist on the 1985 hit song “Take Me Home Tonight”), Boz Scaggs, The Temptations, Tower of Power, Steve Smith, Tom Coster, Randy Jackson (pre-American Idol), What It Is, Omar Sosa, dobroist Rob Ickes, Bobby Blue Bland and others.
Cap is a multi instrumentalist, educator and composer. An eclectic and versatile bassist she has covered many styles, from jazz, to folk and flamenco (Muriel Anderson), to classical music (The Mozart Band), African (The Palm Wine Boys), Celtic (Tempest) to punk rock (The Sippy Cups) and Cirque du Soleil.
For more information about the master class, contact the MSU School of Music at 994-3562.
Reynolds Recital Hall is located in Howard Hall, across the street from the MSU Duck Pond.
For more information about upcoming concerts in Reynolds Recital Hall, go to the MSU School of Music website.
Whitney Salo, 994-4641, Whitney.Salo@montana.edu