Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Every year's a souvenir that slowly fades away

Happy 2011 to everyone! There's been silence on this blog recently due to some very big projects. Some will be revealed later in the year; others follow below.

January 16, 2011 is Trio Bruxo's first show of the year at Bobards (4328 St-Laurent). We'll be playing our usual mix of samba-jazz, baião and Brazilian soul. 10 pm, $7.

January 17-18, 2011 marks the return of Gary Schwartz's LettingO: The Music and Influence of Ornette Coleman. I'm thrilled to be part of this project, looking at Ornette's music and our own compositions in a band that unites 11 of Montreal's best players. After two sold-out shows at Théâtre La Chapelle last January, we invade La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent). Doors are at 7:30, $15 for students and artists, $20 for everyone else. If you can't make it to Montreal, the second night is being taped for CBC. More info on how to listen coming soon.

The band is as follows:
Gary Schwartz - guitar, effects, tunes, arrangements
Ron Di Lauro - trumpet
Alex Côté - soprano & tenor saxophones, arrangements
Erik Hove - alto sax
Frank Lozano - tenor sax & bass clarinet
Josh Zubot - violin
Jonathan Cayer - keyboards
David Ryshpan - piano & keyboards, arrangements
Nicolas Caloia - bass
Claude Lavergne - drums & percussion
Isaiah Ceccarelli - drums & percussion
(Christopher Smith has contributed arrangements as well; I think charts from others might be trickling in as well)

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