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March/April 2009

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George Blondheim Trio

Harry Allen with Tommy Banks

Sienna Dahlen

Lester Quitzau Trio

The LaBarbera Brothers

Rubim de Toledo

William Carn Quintet

Tom King/Jeff Johnson

Nordic Sketches

Marc Beaudin and

The Counterfitz

Hutchinson Andrew Trio

Ganelin Trio Priority

Rubim de Toledo

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all stars

Get ready to swing!

Join the Yardbird Suite All-Stars for a fabulous

tribute to the music of William “Count” Basie!

Riding on the tremendous success of

last year’s “Tribute to Duke Ellington”, the

Edmonton Jazz Society (EJS) is pleased to

present another exciting night of timeless

jazz.

CBC Radio will be recording this special show;

come out and take part in a live, dynamic

performance by some of the best musicians

on the Canadian jazz scene. Audience

response to CBC Radio’s broadcast of last

year’s Ellington tribute was fantastic, so CBC

Edmonton producer Dan Cherwoniak and

crew will once again be parked outside in the

CBC trailer, catching all the musical action for

later broadcast.

The Yardbird Suite is proud to showcase the

talents of our Edmonton-based All-Stars,

who make up a repertory small ensemble

of the highest calibre. With Tommy Banks

leading the way in the role of Basie, each All-

Star will play in a “musical chair” representing

a famous player from the Basie orchestras.

Hang on to your seat, this night is literally

going to swing with the best of them!

And thank you for your support! The EJS

is working hard to make this a continuing

project, because of the amazing musicians in

our city and because there is a vast repertoire

of small group recordings to draw from. Stay

tuned for future events featuring the music of

such luminaries as Dave Pell, Woody Herman,

“Shorty” Rogers, Manny Album and more.

Yardbird Suite

All-Stars

play

Count Basie

when...

Yardbird Suite All-Stars

play Count Basie

From Edmonton

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 6-7, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $22, GUESTS $26

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Tommy Banks (Count Basie) - piano

P.J. Perry (Marshall Royal) - alto saxophone

Kent Sangster (Frank Foster) - tenor & soprano

saxophone

Dave Babcock (Charlie Fowkles) - baritone &

tenor saxophone

Craig Brenan (Benny Powell) - trombone

Bob Tildesley (Harry “Sweets” Edison) - trumpet

Bob Cairns (Freddie Green) - guitar

Mike Lent (Walter Page) - bass

Sandro Dominelli (Jo Jones) - drums

Thomas Alexander (Joe Williams) – vocals

Arrangements - Thomas Hay

Artist website:

www.pjperry.com

www.kentsangster.com

www.davebabcock.com

www.sandrodominelli.com

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cross canada jazz

George Blondheim Trio

When it comes to musical credentials, this

trio is second to none! Join George Blondheim

and friends for an intimate evening of

jazz stylings and musicianship that will be

sure to satisfy your jazzy soul.

Blondheim is not only one of Canada’s most

notable musicians, he is also one of our best

known and respected musical ambassadors.

He is recognized internationally as a composer,

producer, conductor and pianist; his

honours include two Gemini awards, a Genie

and three Leo Awards. As TV Guide puts it,

Blondheim’s resume “reads like a short novel,

having performed and written virtually

all styles of music in Canada, the USA, and

around the world.”

Though his musical career has taken him far

afield, Blondheim is just as comfortable coming

“home” to a small jazz venue like the Yardbird

Suite as he is in a concert hall or before

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live TV cameras. Blondheim is an alumnus of

music and performing arts programs at the

University of Alberta, Grant MacEwan College

and the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts.

He also studied film scoring with Dr. Albert

Harris at the Dick Grove College of Music in

Los Angeles.

Blondheim has written music for many popular

movies (Bye Bye Blues, The Jewel of the

Nile, and more), several top TV shows (The

Cosby Show and Da Vinci’s Inquest, among

many others), and major sporting events, such

as the 1984 Summer Olympics (Los Angeles),

the 1988 Winter Olympics (Calgary) and the

Heritage Hockey Classic in Edmonton. He has

also collaborated with Canadian stars Tom

Cochrane, Spirit of the West, and k.d. lang on

their respective symphonic recordings, with

combined sales approaching triple platinum.

Blondheim appeared for many years on CTV

as talk show host Vicki Gabereau’s sidekick

and musical director.

Blondheim is a recipient of the “Canada 125

Commemorative Medal” for his contribution

to Canada and the world through music. He

was appointed to the board of the Cultural

Human Resources Council of Canada (CHRC)

and continues to donate time and resources

to a host of worthy causes.

Toronto-born bassist Kieran Overs has been

active on the Canadian music scene since

1970, first on guitar and electric bass and for

the past 32 years on acoustic bass. He is a

B.Mus. graduate of the Humber/BCOU Music

Program and holds a master’s degree from

McGill University. He also studied privately

with renowned Danish bassist Niels-Henning

Orsted Pedersen and arranger Rick Wilkins.

Overs is one of Canada’s most established

jazz artists. He has four recordings on the

Unity/Page label as leader/producer and

appears on more than 80 recordings as a

sideman. Overs was one of only eight jazz

artists selected to represent Canada on the

4-CD, 50-artist boxed set “HERE AND NOW” -

A Celebration of Canadian Music “, produced

by the Canada Council to commemorate the

fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations (released

world-wide in October 1995).

A profile of Overs’ career can be found in

Mark Miller’s book “The Miller Companion to

Jazz in Canada”. Of late, Overs has been touring

internationally with singers Sophie Milman

and Emilie-Claire Barlow. He is on the

adjunct faculty at both Humber College in

Toronto and Mohawk College in Hamilton.

Bob McLaren has played and recorded with

many Canadian jazz greats, such as Doug Riley,

Kirk MacDonald, Pat LaBarbara and Lorne

Lofsky, to name only a few. In addition, Bob

has played with numerous international jazz

stars, including Sam Noto, Eddie Daniels, Zoot

Sims, George Coleman, Tom Harrell and Randy

Brecker. In a long-running career as one of

Canada’s best jazz drummers, Bob has played

at most of the major Canadian jazz clubs and

jazz festivals, as well as abroad.

when...

George Blondheim Trio

From Edmonton/Toronto

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 13-14, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $20, GUESTS $24

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

George Blondheim - piano

Kieran Overs - bass

Bob McLaren - drums

Artist website:

www.kieranovers.com

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cross border jazz

Harry Allen

with Tommy Banks

Get ready for a special evening with a jazz

master, tenor saxophonist Harry Allen!

Respected jazz journalist, Gene Lees,

writes,”Stan Getz was once asked his idea

of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His

answer was, ‘My technique, Al Cohn’s ideas,

and Zoot’s time.’ The fulfillment of that ideal

may well be embodied in thirty-year-old

Harry Allen.”

Well, he’s not thirty any more, but Allen’s

musical talent is standing the test of time

as he moves further into his 40s. Allen

has performed at jazz festivals and clubs

worldwide, frequently touring the United

States, Europe and Asia.

The Harry Allen - Joe Cohn Quartet won the

New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding

Jazz Combo Performance of 2006. The combo

was also nominated for Best Jazz Combo in

2006 by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Allen is a Swing Bros. recording artist, with

over thirty recordings to his name. Three of his

CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan’s

Swing Journal Magazine. His CD “Tenors

Anyone?” won both the Gold Disc Award and

the New Star Award. Allen’s 1998 recording

“Eu Nao Quero Dancar” (I Won’t Dance) earned

second place as album of the year in a reader’s

poll conducted Swing Journal Magazine.

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Allen has performed with Rosemary Clooney,

Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Flip

Phillips, Scott Hamilton, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison,

Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, John Pizzarelli, Bucky

Pizzarelli and a host of others. He is featured

on many of John Pizzarelli’s recordings and

has also recorded with the likes of Tony

Bennett, Johnny Mandel, Ray Brown, Tommy

Flanagan, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Kenny

Barron, Dave McKenna, Dori Caymmi, Larry

Goldings, George Mraz, Jake Hanna and Al

Foster.

Allen was born in Washington D.C. in 1966,

and currently resides in New York City.

when...

Harry Allen with Tommy Banks

From New York/Edmonton

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 20-21, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $20, GUESTS $24

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Tommy Banks - piano

Harry Allen - tenor saxophone

Mike Lent - bass

Sandro Dominelli - drums

Artist website:

www.harryallenjazz.com


canadian jazz series

Sienna Dahlen

Tune in to one of the freshest voices on today’s

Canadian jazz scene! This night features

vocalist Sienna Dahlen in the company of

some of Canada’s best players.

In 2007, the amazing Norwegian/Canadian

film “The Danish Poet” (created by Torill Kove,

music by Kevin Dean) won an Academy

Award. Sienna is proud to have provided the

vocals on the soundtrack for that film.

when...

Sienna Dahlen

From Toronto/Edmonton

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $16, GUESTS $20

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Sienna Dahlen - vocals

Jim Head - guitar

Dave Restivo - piano

Andrew Downing - bass

Nick Fraser - drums

Artist website:

www.siennadahlen.com

In May of 2008, Sienna completed her Master

of Music degree at the University of Toronto

under the mentorship of Christine Duncan.

Shortly thereafter, Sienna embarked on her

second tour in Europe with her new Parisbased

group consisting of Karl Jannuska,

Pierre Perchaud and Chris Jennings. The

band performed nine shows in France and

Belgium.

In a career that spans more than ten years

and includes three full-length CDs, Sienna

has collaborated with some of Canada’s finest

musicians, including Joel Miller, Christine

Jensen, Kevin Dean, Steve Amirault, Jeff

Johnston, Dave Restivo, Kieran Overs, George

Koller, Nick Fraser, Dave Laing, Jodi Proznick,

Tilden Webb, Mike Rud, Andrew Downing,

Quinson Nachoff, Jim Head, Jim Doxas and

many others.

Sienna completed her Bachelor of Music

degree at McGill University and earlier

studied jazz in Nanaimo, BC, at Malaspina

College.

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cd release event

Lester Quitzau

Trio

Are you ready to rock? (plus, whatever else

may happen!) In this night’s trio setting, fans

will get a first hand chance to listen to the

latest musical treasure being offered up by

one of Canada’s most inspiring musicians

– the intense, bluesy and innovative Lester

Quitzau.

This show will feature songs from Lester’s

latest recording, “The Same Light”. Appearing

on stage with Lester will be two “local

legends” with a solid national presence on

Canada’s jazz and music scenes, the alwaysmusical

and rhythmic Mike Lent on bass

and “master improviser” on drums, Sandro

Dominelli.

“The Same Light” includes sensitive, finelycrafted

songs showcasing Lester’s writing

skills, along with some soul-drenched blues

tunes sure to satisfy his longest-standing

fans. The CD captures and continues some of

the newer directions Lester began exploring

in 2008; as witnessed by fans who attended

his March 2008 show at the Yardbird. (Listen

to this show at www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/

concerts/20080315quitz)

Technically, Lester’s newest tunes are

improvised instrumentals performed by

a trio, but to hear them is to experience

much more than that; overall, the songs

transcend limitations like “ jazz” or “folk” or

“roots” and express his vision of what he calls

“our planet’s fragile yet powerful essence”.

The CD ends with Pete Seeger’s “To My Old

Brown Earth”, performed as an unmistakably

heartfelt summing-up of all that Lester

stands for today.

Lester’s virtuosity as a guitarist and vocalist

have won him critical acclaim and the

admiration of his musical peers over the

course of a twenty-year career. As his many

fans will attest, Quitzau continues to lead

himself and others on an eclectic and

constantly evolving musical journey.

when...

Lester Quitzau Trio CD Release

From Gulf Islands/Edmonton

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $20, GUESTS $24

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Lester Quitzau - guitar, vocals

Mike Lent - bass

Sandro Dominelli - drums

Artist website:

www.lesterq.com

8 March/April 2009


cross border jazz

The LaBarbera

Brothers

The Edmonton Jazz Society is proud to

present brothers Pat and Joe LaBarbera for

two special nights of top-notch jazz! Both

nights will include riveting, high energy jazz,

featuring the “heavyweight” talents of Pat on

saxophone and the internationally-respected

Joe on drums.

Pat and Joe will be joined by the marvelous

Chris Andrew on piano and first-call bassist

Mike Lent.

Check out the full biographies for both Pat

and Joe at their respective pages on myspace.

com. Here are a few excerpts:

“Pat LaBarbera is considered one of the

finest saxophone soloists working within the

framework of John Coltrane’s principles. The

connection was most obvious when he worked

with Elvin Jones groups which began in 1975.

He studied with his father Joseph LaBarbera,

John LaPorta and Joe Henderson. LaBarbera

became best known for his solo work with the

bands of Buddy Rich (1967-1974), Louis Bellson,

Woody Herman and his own groups. He moved

to Toronto in 1974 and is a member of the

faculty at Humber College. A true intellectual

of improvisation, he has been among the key

members of the Toronto jazz scene for more

than 30 years. LaBarbera has played a major

role in the development of a generation of

Canadian saxophonists.”

“Joe LaBarbera is regarded by his peers

as a musical drummer and a supportive

accompanist. Jazz great Bill Evans summed it

up best when he said that ‘Joe is very dedicated

to playing quality music, and he’s willing to

make the concessions of dues toward that end.

He’s a top soloist and he does the right thing at

the right time.’

when...

The LaBarbera Brothers

From Los Angeles/Toronto/Edmonton

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 3-4, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $20, GUESTS $24

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Pat LaBarbera - saxophone

Joe LaBarbera - drums

Chris Andrew - piano

Mike Lent - bass

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cd release event

Rubim

de Toledo

A hot night of new jazz from one of Alberta’s

most sought-after musicians! Originally from

Edmonton and now living in Calgary, Rubim

de Toledo, is in high demand as a sideman for

projects in any style, and also has a flourishing

career as a leader.

This special CD release show will feature

music from Rubim’s latest CD, “The River”. The

recording (and this show!) features an all-star

lineup of Alberta jazz musicians and features

all original compositions in an acoustic jazz

quintet format. The music for this CD was

originally written as the soundtrack to “In

Tinge and Tone”, a Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

production. The quintet first performed this

material live in June 2008 and subsequently

recorded in studio in September 2008.

Rubim’s prior recordings include “In Charcoal

and Crimson” (nu-jazz) and “Seu Swing”

(world-jazz), a venture that featured Cuban

and Brazilian musicians throughout.

Apart from his solo work, Rubim is known as

bassist and founding member of the latinjazz

group, Bomba. With Bomba, he has

recorded four CDs and has toured extensively

including Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and

South America.

As a band leader, Rubim is the founder of

the improv/groove collective “reClaim”. With

the reClaim collective, Rubim led a rotating

group of musicians into a more electronic,

improvisational and experimental musical

realm. The collective recorded two live CDs.

On various occasions, Rubim has also led a

nonet in recreating the music of Miles Davis’

“Birth of the Cool”.

Rubim is the musical director for the

prestigious dance company, Decidedly

Jazz Danceworks of Calgary. He is also the

director of the Mount Royal College Large

Jazz Ensemble in Calgary. As well, he teaches

jazz improvisation and directs student jazz

combos at Mount Royal College.

when...

Rubim de Toledo

From Calgary/Edmonton

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $14, GUESTS $18

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Rubim de Toledo - bass

Bob Tildesley - trumpet

Jim Brenan - sax

Tom King - piano

Tyler Hornby - drums

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Artist website:

www.rubim.com


canadian jazz series

William Carn

Quintet

Trombonist William Carn has emerged as

one of Canada’s leading contemporary jazz

composers and performers. On this night, he

fronts a big league quintet, featuring some of

Canada’s finest musicians.

Carn’s debut release, “Other Stories”, was

nominated for a 2007 Juno Award as

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year. A followup

recording, “Lessons Learned”, was released

in 2007.

Carn was nominated for Trombonist of the

Year at the National Jazz Awards in 2004,

2005, 2006 and 2007. He is a member of

several ensembles including the Hilario

Duran Big Band, Kieran Overs Dectet, the

Bernie Senensky Septet, the Andy Ballantyne

Large Ensemble (ABLE), the Paul Read

Orchestra (PRO), the Art of Jazz Orchestra,

the Heilig Manoeuvre, the Vern Dorge Sextet,

the Urban Arts Brass Ensemble, and the Laura

Hubert Band.

Carn has also performed and recorded with

jazz artists such as Rob McConnell, Randy

Brecker, David Binney, Kenny Wheeler, Barry

Harris, Jane Bunnett, Kevin Mahogany, Mike

Murley, Hilario Duran, Andrew Downing,

Bernie Senensky, Don Thompson and Phil

Dwyer.

William is a Yamaha artist and clinician as

well as an instructor for both the University

of Toronto Jazz Studies program and Humber

College.

when...

William Carn Quintet

From Toronto

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $16, GUESTS $20

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

William Carn - trombone

Kelly Jefferson - saxophone

David Braid - piano

Jon Maharaj - bass

Anthony Michelli - drums

Artist website:

www.williamcarn.com


Tom King/Jeff Johnson

Nordic Sketches

The lands of the midnight sun and long winter

nights have long-inspired a rich musical output.

From the classical composers Edvard Grieg and

Jean Sibelius, to jazz musicians such as Jan Garbarek,

Esbjorn Svensson and Bobo Stenson, the

Nordic landscape has inspired a sonic backdrop

of depth and intensity to match.

Drawing upon themes from Scandinavian folk

music, the works of the great Nordic composers,

original compositions and improvisation, pianist

Tom King and bassist Jeff Johnson explore

the world of Nordic music in an evening of musical

sketches.

Pianist Tom King is fast becoming one of the

most sought-after and exciting figures on the

Alberta jazz scene. Bringing with him an accomplished

history in both the jazz and classical

realms, Tom’s playing merges fluid, virtuosic

technique with unbridled energy and introspective

poignancy.

was ranked as one of the top 20 jazz albums in

Canada in 2007 and was consistently in the top

10 for radio play in Canada and overseas.

Jeff has performed across North America and

played with great musicians such as P.J. Perry,

Brad Turner and Jack Semple, as well as sharing

the stage with jazz legends George Lewis

and the late Steve Lacy. Jeff holds a music degree

from the University of Alberta and is a bass

instructor in the Music Program at Grant Mac-

Ewan College in Edmonton.

when...

Tom King/Jeff Johnson Nordic Sketches

From Edmonton

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $12, GUESTS $16

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, King

received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance

from the University of Ottawa. He

studied at the Banff Centre for the Arts, working

with musicians such as Angela Cheng, Anton

Kuerti, Mike Murley and Dave Restivo. Tom also

studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway,

and has spent much time researching and

performing works by Scandinavian composers

and exploring the jazz of these countries. He

has been heard in recital on CBC Radio and in

performance across Canada at international

jazz festivals in Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria, Vancouver

and Montreal.

Tom King - piano

Jeff Johnson - bass

Jamie Cooper - drums

Jeff Johnson, a native of Edmonton, is one of

Alberta’s finest acoustic and electric bassists.

As co-leader of Modo Trio, he has recorded four

albums, including one with Jamie Saft and one

with Wayne Horvitz. The latest album by the trio

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Marc Beaudin

and The Counterfitz

The Counterfitz is a funk/jazz group. This band is an instrumental spinoff

of the party band, The Retrofitz. Mixed with funkalicious rhythms

and hip jazz sound, the band will perform new compositions and

arrangements of Marc Beaudin. High energy tunes, riff-based with

a mix of gritty and soulful melodic lines.

when...

Marc Beaudin and The Counterfitz

From Edmonton

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $12, GUESTS $16

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Marc Beaudin - bass, composer and arranger

Jamie Cooper - drums

Peter Belec - guitar

Doug Organ - hammond B3

Don Berner - alto sax

Audrey Ochoa - trombone

Doug Berner - trumpet

ProCoroCanada

PRESENTS:

an evening of

Jazz

tickets available at the Winspear Centre Box Office

780 428 1414 | www.winspearcentre.com

hot!

march 27

Francis Winspear Centre for Music

friday

8 PM

FEATURING:

the

PJ PERRY

TRIO

with Bobby Cairns &

John Hyde

&

epsilon

with a

special appearance by the

Littlebirds


Hutchinson

Andrew Trio

The Hutchinson Andrew Trio is a unique voice

on the Canadian jazz landscape. Over the

past five years this acoustic, piano-based trio

has become a regular fixture on the Western

Canadian jazz scene. They have performed

to enthusiastic crowds at jazz festivals in

Edmonton, Calgary, Canmore and Medicine

Hat. The trio plays regularly throughout the

year, with frequent engagements at popular

jazz clubs in both Edmonton and Calgary.

Although the trio’s music can be categorized

as contemporary acoustic jazz, it goes beyond,

mixing elements such as contemporary swing,

Latin, and acoustic groove to help form their

own distinct sound. Kodi and Chris list artists

such as Brad Mehldau, David Kikoski, Robert

Glasper and Kenny Werner as some of their

influences.

On their sophomore album “Music Box”

(Chronograph Records), Chris and Kodi are

joined by Canadian jazz legend, Ralph Bowen,

on tenor saxophone. “Music Box” was released

in January 2008 and climbed high on radio jazz

charts across Canada.

In 2007, the trio competed for the Galaxie Rising

Star Award and GM Grand Prix Award on the

mainstage at the 2007 Montreal International

Jazz Festival.

The Trio’s debut album, “Lost But Not Forgotten”,

earned a 2006 Western Canadian Music Award

nomination in the Outstanding Jazz Recording

category. The album also received significant

airplay across Canada, staying in CKUA Radio’s

top 10 for over a month and in the number

three spot on Calgary’s CJSW radio for over

three months. In addition, CBC Radio put the

album into regular rotation.

CBC recorded the Trio live at the 2006 Canmore

International Jazz Festival. The Trio’s composition

“3 Corners of Emotion” was featured in the

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks production, “Bulla!”,

which toured Canada over the summer of

2005.

when...

Hutchinson Andrew Trio

From Calgary/Edmonton

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $14, GUESTS $18

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Chris Andrew - piano

Kodi Hutchinson - bass

Sandro Dominelli - drums

14 March/April 2009


international jazz

Ganelin Trio

Priority

Can you spell improvisation? Get set for a

special night featuring international artists with

impeccable jazz credentials.

Vyacheslav Ganelin was born in Moscow in 1944.

He graduated in 1968 from the State Conservatory

Vilnius/Lithuania where he then taught composition;

he subsequently became Music Director

of the Vilnius Russian Drama Theatre.

In 1971 he had founded the “Ganelin Trio” (with

V. Chekassin and V. Tarasov) which toured most

European countries durings the ‘70s and the ‘80s,

and had an extraordinary success worldwide. In

1987 he left Lithuania and emigrated to Israel. In

1999 he founded the new Ganelin Trio Priority.

Ganelin has written compositions for

symphonic orchestra, theatre, chamber music,

vocal ensembles, jazz big-band, two operas,

three pieces for ballet and soundtracks for more

than 30 films. Inspired by his playing, several

composers of symphonic or chamber music

composed pieces especially for Ganelin.

Petras Vysniauskas has played with Steve Lacy,

Han Bennink, Jon Christensen, Tomasz Stanko,

Vladimir Chekasin BigBand, Kent Carter, Jimmy

Owens, Elliot Sharp, the Rova Saxophone

Quartet, Charlie Mariano, Karl Berger, Bobo

Stenson, Vijay Iyer, Hilliard Greene, Eric

Vloeimans, John Lindberg and others.

Klaus Kugel is one of the most inventive and

adventurous German drummers. He attracted

attention worldwide through projects with Karl

Berger, Tomasz Stanko, Charlie Mariano, Kent

Carter, Michel Pilz, Theo Jörgensmann, Kenny

Wheeler, Bobo Stenson, Glen Moore, Steve

Swell, Sabir Mateen, Robert Dick, Ken Filiano,

Bruce Eisenbeil, Perry Robinson, Sirone, Eric

Vloeimans, Hilliard Greene, Vijay Iyer, Charles

Gayle, John Lindberg and others.

when...

Ganelin Trio Priority

From Russia/Lithuania/Germany

SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009

TICKETS - MEMBERS $18, GUESTS $22

DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM

Vyacheslv Ganelin - piano, keyboards,

percussion

Petras Vysniauskas - saxophone

Klaus Kugel - drums

Artist website:

www.ganelintrio.com

www.ganelin-music.com

www.petrasvysniauskas.com

www.klauskugel.com

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Tuesday Night Sessions

TICKETS - MEMBERS & GUESTS $4 • DOORS 7:30 PM - SHOW 8 PM

March 3

Matt Roberts/Paul Richey Group

Matt Roberts - bass, Paul Richey - piano,

Thom Bennett - drums

March 10

GMCC Jazz Combo

James Dempsey - baritone saxophone,

Sophie Heppell - alto saxophone, Matt

White - trombone, Lauren Handerek

- piano, Tim Lemke - guitar, Lindsay

Woolgar - bass, Paul Woida - drums,

Marie Golonka - voice

March 17

Dino Dominelli Quartet

Dino Dominelli - saxophone,

Andrew Glover - piano, Mike Lent - bass,

Sandro Dominelli - drums

March 24

Dave Morgan Sextet

Dave Morgan - trumpet, DJ Key-Low -

turntable, Doug Organ - keyboards, Peter

Belec - guitar, Jeff Johnson - bass, Jamie

Cooper - drums

March 31

Andrew Glover Group

Andrew Glover - piano, Wes Jaciuk -

guitar, John Taylor - bass, Thom Bennett

- drums

April 7

Doug Organ Trio

Doug Organ - keyboards, Peter Belec -

guitar, Jamie Cooper - drums

April 14

Audrey Ochoa Quartet

Audrey Ochoa - trombone,

Jim Head - guitar, Mike Lent - bass,

Sandro Dominelli - drums

April 21

Doug Berner Trio

Doug Berner - trumpet, Chris Andrew -

keyboards, Sandro Dominelli - drums

April 28

Wayne Feschuk Quartet

Wayne Feschuk - piano, Kent Sangster -

saxophone, Thom Golub - bass, Sandro

Dominelli - drums

EDMONTON JAZZ SOCIETY

11 TOMMY BANKS WAY

(Corner of 102 St & 86 Ave)

EDMONTON AB T6E 2M2

PM40047729

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