Kate McGarry Keith Ganz Duo – Aug 27 8pm

Kate McGarry Keith Ganz Duo

Marsh Woodwinds August 27th, 8pm

The six years of collaboration between Palmetto Records Artist Kate McGarry and husband/guitarist Keith Ganz have produced four critically acclaimed recordings, a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and live performances that crackle with spontaneity and joy. Join the “dynamic duo” for their performance at Marsh Woodwinds in Raleigh. You’ll hear a wide range of composers from Irving berlin to The Cars, with musical selections ranging from Celtic to Jazz, from Blues to Bossa Nova..    Taintradio.org will record the concert for possible future broadcast.

“This duo has figured out how to create jazz arrangements of songs by Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills and Ric Ocasek without compromising either the jazz or the rock’n’roll. The substitute chords, elasticized rhythms and deconstructionist solos make this satisfying jazz, while the lyrics are delivered with such forceful urgency that it’s still satisfying rock’n’roll. The songs are transformed but never obscured.” ~ Geoffrey Himes, Best CDs of 2008

With 4 critically acclaimed CDs and a 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal to her credit, Kate McGarry is recognized as a jazz artist who brings authenticity and vitality to an extraordinarily wide range of material. The Wall St Journal calls her music “Austere and elegant”, New York Times pronounced her ” Astute and sensitive”. Growing up in a large Irish Catholic family in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Kate and her nine siblings were surrounded by diverse musical influences: Celtic folk songs, Mills Brothers, the Beatles, 70s funk and pop.  From singing in family talent shows to hearing her first recordings of Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald and later Keith Jarrett, Kate’s ear for song opened to a wide universe of music.  After studying African American music and Jazz with Dr. Horace Boyer and Archie Shepp at the University of Massachusetts, she honed her craft in Los Angeles for 8 years before ultimately relocating to New York.

Her music collaborations include projects with Jazz luminaries including Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider, and John Hollenbeck. She currently performs in many of venerated jazz clubs and festivals throughout the US and abroad, and as an educator has served on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music. Kate has represented the U.S. State Department  and Jazz at Lincoln Center as a jazz ambassador for 3 years running in the American Music Abroad program and will travel with her band to South Africa for the month of December.  McGarry has been featured on NPR’s All Things ConsideredMarion McPartland’s Piano Jazz, and Jazz Set with Dee Dee Bridgewater. She is currently recording her 5th CD, Girl Talk, for Palmetto Records which will be released in early 2012.

Keith Ganz is a guitarist, composer, arranger, and producer. In addition to his Grammy-nominated collaborations with Kate McGarry, he has been the guitarist of choice for Harry Connick Jr., Kurt Elling, Luciana Souza, Peter Eldridge and many more acclaimed vocalists. He has also performed and/or recorded with a host of jazz legends including Christian McBride, Fred Hersch, Victor Lewis, Chris Potter, Andy Bey, Billy Drummond, Jay Anderson, and many others. He has performed on Late Night with David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Ellen, The View and Australian Idol, and toured in four continents.


Many of you may know that our fellow musician(percussionist) and friend
Chuck Leonard has cancer.  We are inviting you to join us for a:




If you would like to perform please RSVP to:

Kathy Gelb



If you plan to attend please RSVP to:

Mike Mazarick




Clarence (Chuck) Leonard

219 W.Main St

Garner, NC 27529

Savage Knights, Kamama at Marsh Woodwinds on Friday, June 25

Marsh Woodwinds & taintradio presents Savage Knights and Kamama on Friday, June 25th at 8pm.

Savage Knights features saxophonist/guitarist  Crowmeat Bob, bassist Joey Chorley, cellist Chris Eubank, keyboardist/percussionist Brian Donohue and drummer/guitarist Isenberg.  Additionally, Savage Knights concerts usually feature a revolving cast of “guest” musicians.  Kamama is a duo featuring Baltimore-based cellist/vocalist Audry Chen and NYC-based drummer Luca Marini.

You can expect a great evening of original and modern improvisational music.

The concert begins at 8pm at the Marsh Woodwinds performance space on Person Street in Raleigh.  We hope to see you there.

CC Booker III featuring Will Scruggs Sunday, April 11th, 2010 at Marsh Woodwinds


CC Booker III, a collaborative project between musicians from NYC and Atlanta, is a Hammond B3 driven SoulJazz tribute to Ray Charles, King Curtis, and Booker T and the MG’s. Their new full-length CD, CC Booker III feat. Will Scruggs, is slated to be released in July 2010, but pre-release copies will be available at this special show at Marsh Woodwinds. Fronting the band is Raleigh native Will Scruggs, a product of the Enloe Magnet Arts Program. He is an accomplished saxophonist, vocalist, and band leader who, at the age of 29, has already shared the stage with Dave Brubeck, recorded commercially with Cee-Lo, and toured and recorded with 8-time Grammy winner Natalie Cole. Keepin’ it green, CC Booker III tours in a diesel Ford van that runs on 100% recycled vegetable oil….”swingin’ hard and saving the planet.”

CD Release Party and Concert — Sunday April 11, 2010 at Marsh Woodwinds  707 N. Person St.     Shows at  7 and 9 pm —   TIX: $15

Starmount & The Small Ponds at Marsh Woodwinds Friday, April 9th

On Friday, April 9, 2010, at 8 p.m., cinemaphonic sound miners Starmount, and beauty-obsessed songsmiths The Small Ponds will join for a rare and copasetic evening of musical performance at Marsh Woodwinds, 707 North Person Street, Raleigh, NC.  This event should not be missed by anyone who prefers fine sounds and the freedom of thought that accompanies joyful listening.

Starmount: Named after a forgotten neighborhood in Raleigh NC, Starmount was formed in May of 2007 by veteran musician, producer, and engineer, Greg Elkins, who had long been enamored of the rich mournful voice of the pedal steel guitar but had just begun to learn to play it himself.  Elkins enlisted Dave Pitts on upright bass, Brian J. Donohoe on drums and electronic percussion, and Rob Davis on synthesizers, and Starmount was born. Tyranny of the Sphere is the title of Starmount’s debut, and it is an excellent documentation of four veteran musicians learning to express themselves in new and vital ways—evocative, cinematic instrumental music, as provocative as it is pleasing.

The Small Ponds: Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown, Tres Chicas) and Matt Douglas (The Proclivities) first teamed up to play as a duo in Raleigh’s longstanding post-Valentine’s Day Love Hangover, for which they learned to sing and play each other’s favorite love songs.  Finding themselves kindred, both in spirit and in voice, they decided to join forces permanently, picked a cute name, and began writing songs together.  One local critic has called their music “graceful chamber pop,” and they feel pretty pleased with that description for the time being, though their sound is evolving as they continue to write and perform.  They recently recorded a four-song EP, and plan to release a full-length record later in the year.

Doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 8:00.  Light hors d’oeuvres provided, B.Y.O.B., $10 admission.

Marsh Woodwinds Performance Calendar now at taintradio.org website

taintradio.org is pleased to become the official website for live performances at Raleigh’s Marsh Woodwinds.  We will publish and maintain a proper calendar and will also publish publicity material furnished by the performing musicians.  Meanwhile, here’s some of what’s coming up in the unique performance space at Marsh Woodwinds (707 Person Street, Raleigh):

Saturday, April 3 – Andrew vanTassel Quintet - Andew vanTassell, alto sax; Rafiq, guitar; Jack Hill, bass; Q, drums, Ryan Hageler, piano

Friday, April 9th – Starmount (press release this weekend)

Sunday, April 11th – saxophonist Will Scruggs cd release concert/party (press release this weekend)

Sunday, April 18 – Elise Witt & friends (feat. percussionist Beverly Botsford)

Wherever you are, life is too short to ignore live music; we encourage you to get out and help support the musicians of your choice.

Friday, April 30 – pianist Elmer Gibson’s new trio

Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani returns to Marsh Woodwinds Wednesday, March 24

Tatsuya Nakatani and Microcephalic Superintendent at Marsh Woodwinds

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 8:40pm
Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 12:40am
Marsh Woodwinds
707 North Person Street

Tatsuya Nakatani = percussionist, originally from Osaka, Japan. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.


A solo set and a collaboration with:

Microcephalic Superintendent (a chamber improv group featuring Chris Eubank on cello, Craig Hilton on guzheng, Carrie Shull on oboe/english horn, Todd Hershberger on bassoon, Christopher Thurston on string bass and possibly a couple more sure-as-sh*t string players.)




Hurray for the Riff-Raff in concert Sat Feb 27 at Marsh Woodwinds

taintradio.org is bringing those purveyors of melodramatic popular song, Hurray for the Riff-Raff to Raleigh for a show at Marsh Woodwinds on Sat Feb 27th at 8pm.   This trio hails from New Orleans and their music is a blend of  blues, thrash and string-band music.

Instrumentation includes banjo, bass, accordion, guitar and autoharp.  Daytrotter described them as follows:  “Hurray For The Riff Raff makes an odd combination of darkened folk music that contains full-bodied crooning, fascinating elements of the macabre and the kind of Americana flourishes that show up in music by contemporaries such as Dark Dark Dark, The Handsome Family and North Carolina’s The Bowerbirds. They aren’t songs of gleefulness, but they can be.”

Hurray for the Riff-Raff

You can check out Hurray for the Riff-Raff at their websites:


They have several videos you can watch to get an idea of what they’re like.

The show will take place at Marsh Woodwinds in Raleigh, NC on Sat Feb 27 at 8pm.  Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

For more info, email dave@taintradio.org or call (919)-834-8667.

Hurray for the Riff-Raff