The Art of The Duo – Part 1
Siskiyou Music Project kicks off its 16th season with a collaboration featuring pianist Pat Moran McCoy and SMP artistic director Ed Dunsavage on guitar. This will be their first public performance together and will feature a variety of creative and innovative music from Ravels Pavane For a Dead Princess and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez to compositions by Ralph Towner, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Pat Metheny and Chick Corea.
Patti began her career as a concert pianist, but after hearing Oscar Peterson performing, decided that jazz was the music she wanted to play. She worked with legendary bassist Scott LaFaro before he began working with pianist Bill Evans. She also performed with Mel Tormé, Oscar Pettiford, and the Terry Gibbs Dream Band from 1959 through 1961. One of the highlights of her career was playing at the Hickory House in New York City.”It was pretty amazing to be playing to an audience consisting of many jazz greats like Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Erroll Garner, Cannonball Adderley (he always called me ‘Miss Moran’}—and anyone who was anybody was playing in the city at that time.”
This is a very rare opportunity to hear Patti McCoy in such an intimate setting as the Old Siskiyou Barn. Make your reservations early as this show will sell out!