About This Event
The Dalton Brothers Trio
July 22, 7:30 pm
Led by Santa Fe pianist Bert Dalton, the group includes Bert’s brother Larry Dalton from Onalaska on bass, and Winona drummer Rich MacDonald.
Bert Dalton has performed with Herbie Mann, Anita O’Day, Regina Carter, Frank Morgan, Ira Sullivan, Ali Ryerson, Doug Lawrence, Bud Shank, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and many others. His Latin jazz quartet Yoboso won the 1995 B.E.T Jazz Discovery Competition, was twice awarded Best Recording of the Year by the New Mexico Music Industry Coalition, and reached top 10 airplay in Miami. Originally from the Chicago area, Bert has toured extensively throughout the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as three tours of Australia and New Zealand, headlining the Manly International Jazz Festival, Australia’s largest.
Acoustic bassist Larry Dalton is a Coulee region regular. He has performed with most area jazz artists and has appeared with Mary Louise Knutson and the Bobby Lewis Quartet. Larry is a member of the gypsy jazz group Under Paris Skies, the bluegrass band String Ties, traditional string bands Grand Picnic and Walk Old Shoe, and the UW – La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. He also has performed and/or recorded with singer songwriters including Johnsmith, Larry Long, Ariane Lydon, and Lynn Biddick. Before coming to Wisconsin, he was a professional musician in southern California.
Winona State University Professor of Music Rich MacDonald has performed with Milt Hinton, Slide Hampton, Arturo Sandoval, George Benson, Eddie Daniels, and many others. He is the principal percussionist with the La Crosse Symphony and is regarded as a “drummer’s drummer” in the local jazz scene. Before coming to Winona, MacDonald was on the faculty of University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington and Eastfield College. As a drumset and percussion specialist, he has presented clinics throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Doors open at 7 pm.