Pat Mallinger & Bill Carrothers

Pat Mallinger & Bill Carrothers

Tue · October 3, 2017

7:30 pm

$15.00

Pat Mallinger
Pat Mallinger
Pat Mallinger was born and raised in St. Paul, MN and began playing the saxophone when he was 11. He received his Jazz Studies degree from North Texas State University on a “One O’Clock Lab Band Scholarship. He lived and performed in Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, and Japan, before establishing Chicago as his home in 1990. He is a co-leader of Sabertooth, which has been the mainstay band at the Green Mill Lounge each Saturday night since 1992. He is also heard around Chicago, performing with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Bobby Lewis Quintet, Art Hoyle Quintet, and the Pat Mallinger Quartet to name a few. Pat performs concerts and festivals nationally and internationally both as a band leader and side man.

Pat is the saxophone mentor in the Ravinia Jazz Mentor Program founded by Ramsey Lewis. Through the Ravinia program, since its inception in 1994, Pat has nurtured the talents of city youth through jazz performance and clinics within Chicago Public High Schools.

He also teaches in a similar capacity as a Jazz Mentor in Chicago Public schools with the Louis Armstrong Legacy Project and Celebration program created by Jon Faddis, Columbia College, and Chicago Jazz Ensemble.
Bill Carrothers
Bill Carrothers
Nominated for the French “Grammy” equivalent, Les Victoires du Jazz, pianist Bill Carrothers spends much of his playing time in Europe and most of his down time in rural Michigan. The Excelsior, MN native has garnered rave reviews throughout the U.S. and Europe for his diverse recordings, including Keep Your Sunnyside Up, Home Row, Joy Spring, the solo spontaneous improvisation set, Excelsior, the 2-volume A Night at the Village Vanguard (his first live recording with his European trio), and his solo release, Family Life, dubbed a “blatantly intimate” disc displaying a “tender, evocative soulfulness” (Britt Robson, Jazz Times). He also appears with the trio Red Planet (Dean Magraw, Chris Bates, Jay Epstein) on their new recording (Red Planet With Bill Carrothers), and helped celebrate the CD release last month in the Dunsmore Room.
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432