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The McCain Duo at the Green Room

05/29/19
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Crosstown Arts, The Green Room
1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Join pianist Artina McCain and trombonist Martin McCain for a special performance in the Green Room at Crosstown Arts.

The McCain duo will perform an eclectic concert from composers around the world. The evening will be filled with personal musings and facts about the works by David Wilborn, Plog, Lebedev, and Marcus Wilcher. Featuring music from spirituals to classical, ragtime to jazz there is something for every musical palette. Come enjoy these rare gems of the repertoire for bass trombone and piano.

$10 General Admission | $5 with student ID
Doors open at 7 pm | Performance at 7:30 pm


About the Artists:

Artina McCain
Described as a pianist with “power and finesse” (Dallas Arts Society), Artina McCain, enjoys an active career as a solo and chamber performer, educator and lecturer. She has performed nationally and internationally throughout Europe, China, and the United States. McCain’s solo and chamber performances have been heard on radio shows in Chicago, Austin, Toronto, and Hong Kong.

Recent performance highlights include guest appearances with Oregon East Symphony, Memphis Symphony and Austin Civic Orchestra. Television appearance include features on CSPAN and a featured inspirational leader in the PBS documentary series “Roadtrip Nation: Degree of Impact”. An American Prize winner for her solo piano recordings, she will release an album of works entitled “Heritage: The American Composer” on the MSR label. She has won performance awards from the Austin Critics Table and is a three time Global Music Awards winner for the album I, Too (Naxos), a collaboration with soprano Icy Monroe, and the albums Shades and Trombone Czar with husband and bass trombonist, Martin McCain.

A strong advocate of performance injury prevention and alternative care, she has presented numerous lectures at conferences, universities, and hosts an annual Musicians Wellness Forum in Austin TX. She graduated from Southern Methodist University (BM), Cleveland Institute of Music (MM) and University of Texas at Austin (DMA). Currently, Dr. McCain is an Assistant Professor of Piano at University of Memphis. More info at www.artinamccain.com

Martin McCain

“He commands technical facility as a bass trombonist…executes the material on both discs with conviction…his attack is agile and his sound robust…” Textura Magazine (Canada)

Bass trombonist Martin McCain’s career as a musician spans an impressive scope of genres. A third-generation musician, he maintains a versatile performance schedule as a soloist, chamber, orchestral and jazz/commercial musician. Martin has appeared with numerous ensembles and has been a performer and clinician throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

As an orchestral musician, Martin is a member of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, PRIZM Chamber Orchestra and regularly performs with the IRIS Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony, Charleston Symphony Orchestra and many regional orchestras. As a jazz musician, Martin is a member of the NOW Jazz Orchestra, Memphis Jazz Orchestra and performs with national touring ensembles. He was recently named a Global Music Awards Gold Medal winner and was featured in the Billboard magazine.

Martin McCain is an Artist/Teacher of Trombone at Texas State University. For more information, visit www.martinmccain.com.

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