Friday, March 20 / 7:30 p.m.
Berks Jazz Fest Night @ Jazz Upstairs Series
ERICH CAWALLA QUARTET
featuring BENNIE SIMS, STEVE RUDOLPH, MARKO MARCINKO
Miller Symphony Hall / Rodale Community Room / Allentown
Ticket Info: www.millersymphonyhall.org
Saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Erich Cawalla is a prolific performer with various collaborations, whether it’s as leader and featured performed with The Uptown Band, his big band and his quartet with gifted artists bassist Bennie Sims, pianist Steve Rudolph and drummer/pianist Marko Marcinko.
Imagine Michael Buble with a saxophone and you have Erich Cawalla.
Cawalla has collaborated with such notable artists as bassist Will Lee, Tower of Power founding member Greg Adams, Rick Braun, Chuck Loeb, Brian Bromberg and percussionist Doc Gibbs.
While primarily known for his signature saxophone, Cawalla is a gifted vocalist. During his performance with the Reading Pops Orchestra at the 2018 Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, he displayed a velvety vocal tone and a range that could shoot up to the stratosphere of a falsetto nearly strong enough to be a countertenor. And he showed he can scat as well as blaze through a sax solo.