Release Date: 5/25/07
Isaac Kaplan, 17 years young Trombonist, is already on the fast track to becoming a member of the Jazz Hall of Fame. His schedule this summer is impressive, and will be memorable and heartening for his fellow jazz musicians and lovers of the art.
Fresh from a year in which he played in Miami and New York with the Clifford Brown/Stan Getz All-Stars, in Los Angeles with the Gibson-Baldwin Grammy Jazz Band, and in Fresno with the California All-State High School Jazz Band, Isaac was recently selected as the outstanding high school trombonist at the Reno Jazz Festival.
Isaac will perform with the young stellar members of his quartet Saturday, June 16, 2007 at Cotton Club West, Long Beach, CA before departing in July for his tour of New York City and Paris and an encore September performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the MJF Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.
Along with bassist Dustin Moore, Isaac played in a quintet at Long Beach Poly that was just chosen by Downbeat Magazine for a 2006 outstanding ensemble award. August 22nd Isaac will enroll at the Manhattan School of Music with a presidential scholarship award majoring in jazz trombone performance.
The Isaac Kaplan Quartet, young all, is accomplished beyond their chronological ages. Local kids make good as Isaac, pianist Chris Darjany, and bassist Dustin Moore are all star alumni of the Long Beach Poly High School jazz program, while drummer Michael Lindsay attended Brethren Christian.
Chris Darjany, Pianist, is a fixture on the local music scene as a performer and educator in multiple genres. Playing jazz, rock, worship music, and classical, Chris plays keyboards and rhythm guitar and is lead vocalist for the group Catalyst. He is a graduate of the music program at Cal State Long Beach.
Dustin Moore, Bassist, is the musical director, co-founder, arranger, bassist, and background vocalist for the neo-soul/rock/nu jazz group Mulatto. Dustin is a three-time scholarship participant in the Grammy Foundation's Grammy Camp and has performed with Rickey Minor for special Grammy events with an all-star line-up of music industry professionals including Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder. Dustin has toured with Chante Moore & Kenny Lattimore and performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival in an All-Star Jazz Big Band under the direction of Reggie Andrews. He is finishing his freshman year in the jazz program at Cal State Northridge.
Michael Lindsay, Drummer, has played at the Jazz En Lima Peruvian Jazz Festival, the San Diego Jazz Festival, and has recorded with jazz artist Steve Miller and the USC/Fullerton Jazz Orchestra. He has performed on stage with such luminaries as Pat Metheny, Eric Marienthal, Bill Watrous, Bobby Shew, and Jon Faddis. He is a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music and studied with Peter Erskine.
The band will perform three sets beginning at 9, 10, and 11 pm. Cotton Club West is honored to host Isaac Kaplan before he leaves Southern California, and the age limit for this event has been lowered to 16 years old.
For additional information and interview request please contact the Kaplan's at firstname.lastname@example.org, 562.706.9596, Cotton Club West at 310.654.1116.