May 2012 archive

Jason Raso Coming Soon!

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Saturday, June 9 – Kevin Dempsey Trio

KEVIN DEMPSEY has played with the great musicians from the Toronto jazz scene – witness this performance of Harvest Hills.  He has also toured extensively throughout North America and many international destinations including Malaysia, Italy, and Russia. “An explosive musical force, an exquisite purveyor of color and groove, a beautifully rounded player” – Dave McMurdo This …

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Friday, June 8 – Derek Hines Quartet

Derek Hines’ book of vocals is quite diverse.  The themes focus on traditional standards from Evans to Monk.  The sub-plots are a jazz take on legends from Lennon/McCartney to Jimmy Webb. Derek is joined by Marc Girard, a swingin’ Mohawk grad and an old shipmate who’s sound is inspired by Ed Bickert. Johnny Chapman lays …

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Saturday, June 2 – Jason Raso Quintet with Richard Underhill

Jason Raso has a funk heart and a jazz head. They are hard wired together by the 4 strings of his bass guitar, and an innate ability to craft music that will tear you from your seat, take you on a journey, and bring you back, spent, but unharmed. For over 20 years, Raso has …

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Friday, June 1 – Dave O’Neil Quartet with Dave Wiffen

Dave O’Neill brings diverse talent as a drummer and vibraphonist to the stage. His extensive contemporary backdrop, festival tours and years accompagnying dancers provide the calibre behind the kit. This versatility is combined with an artistry that surfaces gems off the beaten track. It’s a tack that brings a new face to standards of artists …

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Jazz Drumming Clinic with Ted Warren!

Ted Warren puts on a clinic every time he’s in the jazz room!  This is your chance to learn the ropes from one of the most innovative jazz musicians on the planet!