Kenny Foster’s Game Night Quartet is a musical project based on making our own rules and maybe even following them! We explore alternative ways to structure and develop improvised music. While this sounds kind of imposing and difficult, our goal is to make it fun and engaging for audiences. We use relatable grooves, melodies, themes, and stories, as springboards for sometimes unexpected or even hilarious musical directions. You may think you know where we are going……but, we will all find out together! While the game has rules and structure the players might make unexpected decisions that change the outcome and the direction of the music. This is what makes the show exciting and interesting.
We also play songs that other people have written. It is not all an experiment!
With drumsticks in hand, Dave Maccarone has been passionately studying, performing and recording for more than 45 years. David has played in bands across various styles including Rock, Jazz, Big Band and Country. Logging many hours in various recording studios, he has helped original artists bring their music to life by recording drum tracks for their compositions.
Jon Tucker is one of the busiest keyboard players in Rochester. On any given weekend he can be heard lending his considerable talents to three or more well known bands. Jon’s organ playing is steeped in the blues and soul music. This first performance of Game Night will feature Jon playing organ exclusively.
Free jazz, alt rock, classical, big band, spoken word accompaniment, blues, soul, classic and progressive rock, jazz duos, fusion – on bass, Matt McNulty lays down a tight groove. Always looking for new challenges, and a new game to play, he’s back out of the basement.
Kenny Foster is a wind instrument player and educator with extensive live and recording experience in genres that include jazz, avant-garde, pop, blues, classical, multi-media, and most recently noise shows. Since the beginning of the pandemic he has been writing and developing platforms for musical exploration and presentation. This first performance of Game Night will feature Kenny Foster playing saxophones and pocket trumpet.
Show @ 7:30-10:00pm – FREE