Mike McMullen

Mike McMullen Sits In With Gary Vercelli


On Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. Music Director Gary Vercelli turns the jazz music programming of Capital Public Radio over to saxophonist Mike McMullen. Mike’s programming reflects world music’s influence on jazz, featuring work by John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, and Chick Corea.


Mike McMullen is a founding member of the Sacramento region’s premiere jazz group, the Capital Jazz Project. Since its inception, CJP has produced dozens of thematic concerts featuring numerous national and internationally known soloists. CJP also reaches out to the community with jazz mentoring and educational activities.


As an educator, Mike spent three years on the staff at the DickGroveSchool in Los Angeles. He initiated the Newpark Jazz Program in Dublin, Ireland and spent twelve years as director of jazz ensembles at U.C. Davis. Mike currently serves on the jazz faculty at SacramentoStateUniversity, where he teaches improvisation and theory and directs jazz combos.


Over the years Mike has worked and recorded with jazz greats Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Bobby Shew, Pat LaBarbara, and Kenny Wheeler. He studied extensively with saxophone legend Joe Henderson.


Don’t miss Mike McMullen Sittin’ In at 7 p.m. on July 15. This program is also available On Demand at capradio.org. Sittin’ In With Gary Vercelli is produced and assembled by Evan Matsler.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Play List

Capital Jazz Project: Mundy Monday - from Capital Jazz Project FindBUY
Stan Getz: Doralice - from Verve Jazz Masters 53: Bossa Nova FindBUY
Claus Ogerman Orchestra: Caprice - from Gate of Dreams FindBUY
Paco de Lucia: Danza Ritual del Fuego [De "El Amor Brujo"] - from Paco de Lucia plays Manuel de Falla FindBUY
Chick Corea: City of Brass - from The Ultimate Adventure FindBUY
Nguyen Le: Ting Ning - from Tales From Vietnam FindBUY
Charlie Haden w/ Jan Garbarek & Egberto Gismonti: Equilibrista - from Folk Songs FindBUY
Wayne Shorter: From the Lonely Afternoons - from Native Dancer FindBUY
Capital Jazz Project: Enigma - from Kalon
Capital Jazz Project: Mordecai Speaks - from Kalon
Chucho Valdes & Irakere: Iya - from 1978 World Tour FindBUY
Anachronic Jazz Band: Giant Steps/Blues Blues to Bechet - from Anthropology (Jazz in Paris) FindBUY
John Coltrane: Acknowledgement - from A Love Supreme FindBUY
John McLaughlin: Peace One - from My Goal's Beyond FindBUY
Dafnis Prieto Sextet: Two Excuses - from Taking the Soul for a Walk FindBUY
Wayne Shorter: 12th Century Carol - from Alegria FindBUY