Nick Fraser Group – $18

September 22, 2013 @ 5:30 am – 8:30 am
The Jazz Room @ The Huether Hotel

In his first visit to THE JAZZ ROOM as band leader, Nick Fraser has a well-earned reputation as one of Canada’s finest on the kit. Often leading the vanguard of innovation and experimentation (not to mention virtuosity!), Fraser promises a performance that is fresh with compositions, arrangements, and performances that simultaneously challenge and delight such as Sketch #9.

Joining Fraser for this performance will be not one, but two bass players — Andrew Downing a JAZZ ROOM favourite, and Rob Clutton making his debut in the venue — with Downing also doubling ‘on cello. Rounding out the band on woodwinds is Tony Malaby from New York City. This instrumental format is a JAZZ ROOM first and promises some sonic surprises not to be missed.

This show is midway through a Canadian CD release tour of the band’s recording Towns and Villages which has just been released on Barnyard Records. To hear clips and a description of this CD, please consult the record label’s website:

  • Nick Fraser: drums, leader
  • Tony Malaby: saxophones
  • Andrew Downing: cello
  • Rob Clutton: bass
Nick Fraser

Nick Fraser

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