Mark McCormick on trumpet and Cary Buchanan on piano make up the McCormick/McFadden jazz duo. The duo specializes in jazz and American songbook standards in an intimate conversational manner. Mark founded Whiskey Flats Brass Band and plays with F. Scott Fedora traditional jazz band.
Cary Buchanan-McFadden started piano at age 5, studied music at Oregon and Colorado universities, served as arranger and piano player in the 724th U.S. Air Force Band, taught music in Oregon schools for 30 years, studied song-writing in Nashville and has written over 300 songs in a variety of genres.
He was fortune to have his piano playing critiqued by Toshiko Mariano and George Shearing and has played with many jazz groups in the Portland area including; Jelly Bean Jazz, The Dreamfire Express, The Millennium Big Band and The Jalapeño Poppers.
He is currently performing with The Cary Buchanan-McFadden Trio, Triple Play and McCormick-McFadden.C