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The Cabrillo College Division of Visual and Performing Arts
Distinguished Artists Concert & Lecture Series Presents:
New Orleans pianist Tom McDermott performing traditional music
from New Orleans, Brazil and the Americas
Saturday, October 11, 2008 in the Erica Schilling Forum,
Cabrillo College at 8 PM.
Tickets are $20 General, $14 Seniors, and $12 for Students.
Tickets are available at the Cabrillo Box Office,[masked]
Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans' most respected pianists
and composers. He was born in St. Louis in l957 and began piano
lessons at age six. By his early teens he was playing ragtime
and New Orleans traditional jazz.
After graduating from Washington University with a Masters
Degree in Music, Tom moved to New Orleans in l984. In the
Crescent City he has pursued a busy career composing, arranging
and playing solo piano and with bands. For most of the l990s
he performed with the Dukes of Dixieland, playing around the
world (and at Carnegie Hall), recording with legends like Danny
Barker and releasing albums like the grammy-nominated
Though best-known for his love of traditional jazz, McDermott
has branched out in other areas. He began visiting Brazil in
l989, and on his seventh trip in 2004 recorded "Choro do
Norte," a mix of Brazilian choro and New Orleans jazz that
received great reviews in the New York Times and Rolling
Stone. He co-founded the modern brass band The New Orleans
Nightcrawlers, which recorded two albums on the Rounder label
while touring four continents. And he wrote the music for the
triple-Obie-award winning Off Broadway show Nita and Zita. His
work has been touted in the Chicago Tribune, downbeat, the Los
Angeles Times and the New Yorker.com.
McDermott's latest recording is a cut on an album of duets by
the New Orleans soul legend Irma Thomas, in the company of
Norah Jones, Randy Newman and a host of great New Orleans
pianists like Dr. John and Ellis Marsalis.http://www.distinguishedartists.org
. and http://www.strdigital.com/mcDermott.htm