June Jazzfest – Robi Botos Quartet featuring Phil Dwyer, Mike Downes and Terreon Gully

June 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Please note that this show is included with your 2104/15 pass and also included for new 2015/2016 passholders. Doors open at 7. Show starts at 8.

For those of you who missed Robi’s sold out CD launch  show, here is your chance!  This time Robi will be joined by Phil Dwyer, one of the great tenor players of the modern era, and a Member of the Order of  Canada.

Since immigrating to Canada in 1998, Robi has made great contributions to Canada’s jazz scene. He has been featured with many local and international greats including:Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Michael & Randy  Brecker, Branford Marsalis,Charlie Watts, Tim Ries, Darryl Jones, Lisa Fischer, Pat Labarbera, Marcus Belgrave, Steve Gadd, Molly Johnson, Terri Lyne Carrington,  and James Blood Ulmer.

Robi’s notable performances include: Concert at the Long Beach convention and entertainment centre. Opening concert for Bela Fleck, Stanley Clark, and Jean Luc Ponty, at the 2005 International Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival on the main stage. As well in the same year Robi opened for Oscar Peterson at the prestigious Stravinsky hall in Montreaux Switzerland.

With recording credits including well over 100 commercial releases and hundreds more radio, television, and film sessions, Phil Dwyer is one of the most recorded musicians in Canada. The Juno Awards represent the best in Canadian recordings annually and Phil has been featured as a player, writer, or producer on 9 recordings which have received a Juno Award, and has been a part of another 15 that received nominations. He has also been named best arranger and best saxophonist at the National Jazz Awards on multiple occasions.

The session will be completed by Juno award winner Mike Downes  on bass and  internationally renowned drummer Terreon Gully on drums. Mike has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest jazz artists. Based in Toronto, he has been active as a bassist, composer, arranger and educator in the Canadian music scene. Terreon  is currently playing in the bands of Dianne Reeves, Marc Cary, and Christian McBride.

Robi Botos – Piano

Phil Dwyer – Tenor Saxophone

Mike Downes – Bass

Terreon Gully – Drums

Robi performs Oscar Petersons’s “Hymn to Freedom”.