Party Horns NYC

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Party Horns NYC returns to move, groove and disprove what you know about party music. A trio of evenings featuring 3 very different ensemble bands, (Outer Borough Brass Band, Dead Cat Bounce and Josh Roseman) all full of beat, rhythm and good time fun straight from the NYC music scene. It's music that will stir your soul and certainly move your feet.

Making their highly-demanded return to the GE Theatre is Dead Cat Bounce, the unique artistic vision of founder, composer and Schenectady native Matt Steckler. Word of DCB’s high caliber as a performance ensemble has brought them to festivals and concerts nationally, and garnered distinctions from Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, American Composers Forum, American Music Center, Boston Music Awards, Jazz Times, The Washington Post, Cadence and many others in the creative music community.

Dead Cat Bounce invokes Charles Mingus and the World Saxophone Quartet with their "TIGHTLY ARRANGED, SWIRLING CONTRAPUNTAL REEDS AND MULTI-PART, BLUES N’ ROOTS-INFUSED TRICKY COMPOSITIONS" (Jon Garelick, the Boston Phoenix). Their eclectic approach to rhythm is informed by traditions from the Caribbean, Deep South, Brazil, West Africa, Eastern Europe and Detroit. In Dead Cat Bounce, solo and collective improvisations energetically complement the poise of its ever-expanding compositional repertoire.

The talented musicans of Dead Cat Bounce are: Matt Steckler--saxes, flute & compsitions; Jared Sims--saxes, clarinet; Terry Goss--saxes; Charlie Kohlhase--saxes; Dave Ambrosio--bass; and Bill Carbone--drums.