City of Lakeport, California

Paul McCandless & Charged Particles
2/10/2018, starts 7:00 PM

World Class Jazz Musician, Paul McCandless, Plays with Jazz Trio, Charged Particles, on Feb. 10 at Soper Reese Theatre


Grammy Award winner and world renowned jazz superstar Paul McCandless, and the Bay-Area Jazz Trio Charged Particles will appear at the Soper Reese Theatre on Saturday, February 10, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are now on sale for $25, 20 and 15. All seats reserved.


Known for soaring lyricism and gorgeous compositions, McCandless recently celebrated his 45th anniversary as co-leader of the jazz super-group Oregon.  McCandless plays soprano, tenor, and sopranino saxophones, oboes, English horn, bass clarinet, penny whistles, and a collection of folk flutes.  As a leader, McCandless has released 30 records.


The McCandless/Charged Particles Project

The McCandless/Charged Particles project is bringing alive McCandless’ repertoire of original compositions that have been featured on his solo records over the years.  This collaboration with Charged Particles showcases music from his records with a fresh twist and new energy.


The group premiered their collaboration on the main stage at the famed jazz club Yoshi’s San Francisco in 2014.  Since then, high points for the group have included U.S. jazz clubs such as Birdland (New York City), Blues Alley (Washington, DC), the Dakota Jazz Club (Minneapolis), the Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix), the Deer Head Inn (Pennsylvania), the Falcon (New York), and Nighttown (Cleveland), festivals such as the Stanford Jazz Festival, the San Luis Obispo Jazz Festival, Jazz at Pierson Park (New York), the Erie (Pennsylvania) Blues and Jazz Festival, and the Portola Vineyards Summer Jazz Concert Series (California), and in theaters such as the Chelmsford Center for the Arts.  Upcoming performances include a tour of Indonesia (including the Jaz Gunung Bromo Festival) and travel in Canada (including the club Yardbird Suite).


The quartet’s recent performance at Birdland in New York City was just reviewed in Downbeat by writer Bill Milkowski who said the project is “something special” and called the band mesmerizing, sparkling, dramatic, and virtuosic.


The music being played traverses a wide range of genres, including swinging jazz, funky fusion-ish tunes, romantic ballads, purely improvised adventures, and original McCandless styles that have no names.  The concert at the Soper Reese Theatre will be a delight for listeners, joining these four musicians as they explore the musical mind of one of today’s living geniuses.


Tickets are available online at or at The Travel Center, 1265 S. Main, Lakeport, Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  For more information call 707-263-0577.  The theatre is located at 275 S. Main St., Lakeport.

For More Information: Soper Reese Website

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