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Ukiah, CA - Grammy nominated Paul McCandless is coming to the Mendocino College Center Theater on April 11 as the 9th ‘Artist in Residence’ guest.

McCandless, a Mendocino County resident, has stood for more than two decades in the vanguard of contemporary instrumental music -- the lyrical, insinuating sound of his reeds weaving through and tying together the myriad strains of what has become known as world jazz. Perhaps best known as a member of the pioneering Paul Winter Consort and the relentlessly innovative quartet, Oregon, McCandless has contributed his vision and virtuosity to ensemble and improvisational aesthetics that have been both widely influential and widely emulated in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

As McCandless expanded his own instrumental repertoire, adding piccolo and tenor saxes, penny whistles, ethnic flutes, synthesizers, English horn, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone and electronic wind controller to his fundamental arsenal of oboe, he also began extending his reach outside of Oregon as a collaborator and solo artist. His career includes more than 200 albums and scores of performance collaborations with such artists as Jaco Pastorius, Wynton Marsalis, Carla Bley, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Elvin Jones, Art Lande, Mark Isham, Al Jarreau, Stephanie Mills, Will Ackerman, Bruce Hornsby and Béla Fleck.

The eight predecessors of the ‘Artist in Residence,’ were Gene Parsons, Alex deGrassi, Annie Sampson, Robben Ford, Roy Rogers, Steven Bernstein, Charlie Hunter and Jenna Mammina.

McCandless will lecture in the Mendocino College music department the week of April 7 and the concert will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 general and $10 for students.

Grammy nominated Art Lande will be joining McCandless on the piano. If you wish to see some of the past performances or the “Artist in Residence” sampler, go to:

There are also stories from the Digital Storytelling Class and performances from the College Dance Department.

For additional information, visit the Mendocino College website at or call Steve Oliveria at (707) 468-3055.

Grammy nomination: Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Performance

"Levees" - Terence Blanchard , soloist
"Anagram" - Michael Brecker , soloist
"Both Sides Now" - Herbie Hancock , soloist
"Lullaby" - Hank Jones , soloist
"1000 Kilometers" - Paul McCandless , soloist

Chris Snyder
Mendocino College
(707) 468-3098
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA 95482

Created: April 01, 2008 @ 09:16 AM
Last Modified: April 01, 2008 @ 09:38 AM


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