Pianist Brandon McCune to Pay Tribute to Memphis Music Legend Mulgrew Miller at Luna Stage, 10/27
Brandon McCune, Mulgrew Miller, Luna Stage
A Tribute to Mulgrew Miller will continue Luna Stage's Music in the Moonlight Series with pianist Brandon McCune on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Featuring Ameen Saleem on Bass and Cecil Brooks III on Drums.
Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Purchase online, by phone at (973) 395-5551, or in person Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or click HERE.
About the Musicians:
Brandon McCune (piano)
This Chicago native makes his home in Newark, NJ. His musical studies began at age three, when his parents enrolled him in the Suzuki Method of Classical Piano. For the past eighteen years, Brandon McCune has been an experienced Professional Musician (pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, bassist, vocalist, and choir director) serving as a principal music instructor, composer, counselor, arranger, and performer with a special concentration in the jazz, classical, and gospel genres.
Cecil Brooks III (drums)
A contemporary drummer and aggressive, polyrhythmic stylist, Cecil Brooks, III has worked in the New York area with such musicians as Greg Osby, Geri Allen and Lonnie Plaxico. He recorded his debut album as a leader for Muse in 1989, subsequently releasing efforts such as1990′s Hangin' with Smooth, 1993′s Neck Peckin' Jammie and 2000′s Our Mister Brooks, in addition to session work in both a hard bop and bebop setting.
Ameen Saleem (bass)
Ameen has toured Latin America, Russia, and Eastern Europe in previous tours with the U.S. State Department. Born and raised in Washington D.C., Saleem studied bass with the District of Columbia Youth Orchestra Program and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. In addition, Saleem graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University and earned his master_s degree from the Aaron Copeland School of Music at Queens College. Saleem currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
The 2013-2014 Music in the Moonlight Series is generously sponsored by CityScience.org.