Hatamiya/McDaniel Group’s Bay Area Debut


Colin McDaniel and Jon Hatamiya

SAN FRANCISCO — Opening for a double billing with the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, the Hatamiya/McDaniel Group will perform compositions and arrangements by these young Downbeat Award winners on Monday, July 18, at 8 p.m. at Yoshi’s San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore St.

Davis natives Jon Hatamiya (trombone) and Colin McDaniel (drums) are two of the most promising young musicians to come out of the Bay Area in recent years. After spending a year on opposite sides of the country developing their crafts, Hatamiya (of the Manhattan School of Music) and McDaniel (of the Brubeck Institute) return home to present their newest collaboration, combining McDaniel’s highly regarded compositional talents and Hatamiya’s creative arranging and orchestration skills.

Still early in their blossoming careers, both Hatamiya and McDaniel already have many impressive performance credits to their names: Hatamiya having appeared with such notable musicians as James Moody, Wynton Marsalis, Eric Harland, Steve Wilson, Alex Sipiagin and Diane Reeves; and McDaniel with Ambrose Akinmusire, Taylor Eigsti, Wayne Escoffery, Wayne Wallace, and Jeff Clayton, among others.

Both have received numerous national honors and awards; Hatamiya recently won a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Silver Award, while McDaniel was a 2010 winner of the Downbeat Student Award for Best Extended Composition.

Mixing heavy influences of not only jazz, but also rock, R&B, and classical styles, the Hatamiya/McDaniel Group promises a high energy, entertaining, and unique musical experience.

For reservations, call (415) 655-5600 or visit www.yoshis.com.

The Hatamiya/McDaniel Group will also perform on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 4:30 p.m. at the JazzSchool, 2087 Addison St., Berkeley. For reservations, call (510) 845-5373.

Jon Hatamiya’s Sextet will perform on Sunday, July 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at JB’s Lounge, inside the Red Lion Inn, 1401 Arden Way, Sacramento. Call (916) 723-5517 for reservations.

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