Post Bop/Modern Jazz

MEM3

MEM3 is the culmination of 8 years of close musical and personal friendship between three musicians from three different parts of the globe. The trio consists of Michael Cabe on piano from Seattle, Washington, Mark Lau on bass from Sydney, Australia and Ernesto Cervini on drums from Toronto, Canada. Their debut album, entitled “Pennsylvania Grey” is made up of original compositions from all three musicians as well as one traditional hymn. The group’s sound is influenced by the trio sounds of the great Oscar Peterson, Peter Erskine and EST.

Neil Cowley Trio

In just a few short years, the Neil Cowley Trio have carved out a reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting live bands, and this spring they return to the stage performing tracks from their new and most cohesive recording to date, Radio Silence.

Adrean Farrugia

Juno Award winning pianist Adrean Farrugia has been an active member of the Canadian jazz music scene since the late 1990’s. He has appeared on more than 40 recordings and performs locally with the Bob Brough Quartet, The Worst Pop Band Ever, Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop, Marito Marques, Jane Bunnett, Sophia Perlman, Kevin Turcotte, Heather Bambrick and Molly Johnson. He also tours internationally with vocalist Matt Dusk, American trumpeter Brad Goode, and recently, with saxophone legend Ernie Watts.

Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra featuring Ingrid Jensen

Montreal-based musician Christine Jensen has been described as, “an original voice on the international jazz scene... [and] one of Canada’s most compelling composers,” by Mark Miller of the Globe and Mail. According to Greg Buium of Downbeat Magazine, “Jensen writes in three dimensions, with a quiet kind of authority that makes the many elements cohere. Wayne Shorter, Maria Schneider and Kenny Wheeler come to mind.” After a performance at the 2006 Montreal International Jazz Festival, Scott Yanow wrote, “She’s rapidly developing into a major force ...

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