The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra will be performing at The Swiss in Tacoma WA on Sunday July 28th. I’ll be joined by Greg Feingold on bass, Stefan Schatz on drums, and special guest Jerome Smith on trombone. We’ll also be featuring several students from our Weekly Jazz Workshop. 5pm, all ages welcome, no cover charge.
More information on our guest artist:
A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Tracy Knoop is one of the best-known jazz artists and teachers in the region. After graduating from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, he joined the world-famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and toured with them for ten years. Tracy has performed with such greats as Louis Bellson, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Bernadette Peters, Buddy Rich, and Mel Torme. He also has performed with the Temptations, Four Tops, and the Seattle Symphony. He can be heard on commercial recordings by the Charlie May All-Star Big Band, Keith Henson, Octet, Pony Boy All-Star Big Band, and the Tracy Knoop Quartet. He continues to perform and teach extensively throughout the Northwest and across the country.