Reg Schwager has become one of the hottest of rising Canadian musicians.
“Schwager’s solos sprout like vines in the jungle, tangled and tough, and winding through everything. His fluency and jazz literacy are encyclopedic. And his tasteful elaborations of the changes seem to end all too soon.” – Halifax Chronicle
Reg’s new releases include his own powerful originals as well as reinterpretations of bebop classics. Reg also composes for large ensembles and has written and recorded arrangements for these with the Dave McMurdo Orchestra. He was awarded an honorable mention in the ASCAP/IAJE Dizzy Gillespie Commissions in the category of Emerging Jazz Composer.
With his sister Jeannette Lambert, he has developed a repertoire of vocal jazz compositions, combining his music with her lyrics. This duo has a long history of performing jazz standards together from the time that they were very young until today. He also performs regularly with his wife, cellist Kiki Misumi, in Canada and also in Holland where Reg continued his studies in music composition in Amsterdam in 1993 with an award from the Canada Council for the Arts.
- Reg Schwager – guitar
- Mike Downes – bass
- Ted Warren – drums
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