Saturday, August 26th 1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Peace Garden
Early versions of this group first appeared at Canvas on Hertel Avenue in 2012. Why Not first performed under that name in early 2014 as a Quartet to celebrate the one year anniversary of the opening of Pausa Art House. The repertoire of the group includes original music by the leader, pianist Kevin Doyle, compositions by Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Clifford Jordan and others.
Why Not is in the process of recording a CD at Electric Owl Works featuring jazz originals, vocalese renditions of Clifford Jordan solos, ballads or Ornette Coleman and a few Brazilian gems.
The group has performed several times at Pausa Art House as well as The Villa Maria Lunchtime Concert Series and The Elmwood Festival of the Arts.
Band Members include: Kevin Doyle on piano, Tim Clarke - trumpet, Brian DeJesus - bass, Joe Goretti - drums and features vocalist Alex McArthur.
Why Not is scheduled to perform for the 100th Anniversary of the Colored Musicians Club.