The High Octane Latin Jazz Band
Mondavi Center Corin Concert series, Eddie Palmieri pre-show
With over a decade of performing experience, award winning saxophonist Carlos McCoy has had the opportunity to perform with a variety of greats including Bobby Escovedo, Rock and Roll hall of fame artists The Dells, Jerry Martini (Sly and the Family Stone), grammy winners Carlos Caro and Jamie Dubberly (Pacific Mambo Orchestra), Bobby Escovedo, Delbert Bump, Calito Madrano, Jeff Chambers, David Bass, as well as world class salsa performers Abel Figueroa, NG2, Herman Olivera, and Willy Torres. Additional performance experiences include performing the lead alto chair for Disney in 2006 (All American College Band), and performances at the Vienne, Umbria, and Montreux jazz festivals in Europe. Carlos is currently an in demand sideman and leads his own Latin Jazz octet and quintet which has performed at many prestigious events. Carlos holds a performance certificate from the Berklee College of Music, and a Bachelors and Masters degree in music from Sacramento State university. As an educator, Carlos maintains a private woodwind studio, directs beginning and intermediate middle school concert bands and leads the Sacramento State University Latin Jazz Ensemble.
Some of the events my groups have performed include:
The 2012 "ADDIES" awards
St. Annes Episcopal Church concert series 2013/2014
Channel 31 "Good Day Sacramento"
Crocker Art Museum 2013
Sac City College (Dolores Huerta reception/Cinco de Mayo)2014, 2015
Oshima's Fugu Lounge Thursday night concert series (Sacramento)2014
Capitol Public Radio 2013, 2014, 2015
Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival 2014
Sacramento Kings corporate function 2014
Mondavi Center "Taste" concert series 2015
Crocker Museum summer concert series 2015
Jazz on The Green concert series 2015
Cabana Winery 2015-2016
PlacerArts concert series 2016
Mango's jazz series 2017
Sac Jazz Co-op 2017
Mondavi center Corin concert series 2017
and many more...