Flying Bison Guest Artist Series                                                       with the Mark Filsinger Eleventet

Beginning in September, the Mark Filsinger Eleventet will host a special series at Flying Bison featuring top jazz artists from around the country, Don Menza, Steve Davis, Brendan Lanighan, and Brad Goode.


Brad Goode

September 5th | 6pM | No cover!

Trumpeter Brad Goode is a unique and instantly recognizable virtuoso. Whether working as a soloist, bandleader, lead trumpet man or sideman, for 25 years he has consistently been one of the busiest performers in the United States.

Brad's jazz pedigree was established through his apprenticeship with many legends of the music. As a youngster, he toured and recorded with Von Freeman, Red Rodney, Al Cohn, Eddie Harris, Ira Sullivan, Frank Morgan, Don Lanphere, Curtis Fuller, Jack DeJohnette, Ernie Krivda, Richie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Barrett Deems and many others.


Brendan Lanighan

September 25th | 6pm | $10/door

Brendan Lanighan is a trombonist and educator from Buffalo, New York. Currently, Brendan is touring the United States with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and won the grand prize at the J.J. Johnson competition the 2017 International Trombone Association (ITA) Festival. He holds degrees in Jazz Trombone Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music.


Don Menza

October 23rd | 6pM | $10/door

Don Menza is a powerful tenor saxophonist, with a dynamic, distinctive sound and soloing style. Born in Buffalo, New York in 1936, Menza has performed with Maynard Ferguson’s Orchestra (1960-1962) as both a soloist and an arranger, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, and more.

Steve Davis with the All City Jazz Ensemble

November 19th | 1pm - 4PM | Special Fall Fundraiser

Steve Davis is widely regarded as one of today’s leading improvisers on the trombone. His lyrical, hard-swinging style first gained him broad recognition during the 1990’s while working with the bands of jazz legends Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, Chick Corea’s Origin and the cooperative sextet, One For All. Steve has appeared in Downbeat Magazine’s Reader’s and Critic’s Polls numerous times, winning the TDWR (Rising Star) Trombone Category in 1998. Steve has also been recently nominated by The JJA four years in a row 2010-13 as Trombonist of the Year.

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