November 2, 2019 8:00PM
YARDBIRD FESTIVAL OF CANADIAN JAZZ
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019
Doors at 7:00 p.m.; Show at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets - $24.00 for EJS members; $28.00 for non-members/guests
(1) CHANDELLE RIMMER/TOM VAN SETERS QUINTET
Chandelle Rimmer – vocals
Tom Van Seters – piano
Jim Head – guitar
Josh McHan – bass
Jamie Cooper - drums
Edmonton musicians Chandelle Rimmer and Tom Van Seters present music from “Stillness Falls”, their first collaborative CD project on Bent River Records. Separately, they are both well versed in the Canadian jazz scene, having shared the stage with numerous renowned musicians over the past twenty-five years. Both Chandelle and Tom are faculty members in the Department of Music at MacEwan University where the two-year project that is “Stillness Falls” began.
When they first started working together, Chandelle and Tom decided that they wanted to collaborate not only as performers, but also as composers. At the time, they knew that they liked to play music together but they didn’t know if they could write music together. They were delighted to discover that in many ways it was easier than writing music in isolation. Sharing in the responsibilities for a composition’s creation and development freed them up in a way that often led to wonderfully unpredictable outcomes. In the process, they discovered that their aesthetic ideals were uncannily aligned.
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(2) JODI PROZNICK SUN SONGS PROJECT
From Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton
Jodi Proznick – bass
Katherine Penfold – vocals
Jerrold Dubyk – tenor saxophone
Jon Day – piano
Jon McCaslin - drums
Juno-nominated bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator Jodi Proznick has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest jazz artists. She has won numerous National Jazz Awards, including Bassist of the Year in 2008 and 2009. Her group, the Jodi Proznick Quartet, was awarded the Acoustic Group of the Year and Album of the Year in 2008 and the Galaxie Rising Star at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2004.
In addition to leading her own group, Jodi has performed with many of Canada’s top jazz musicians, including PJ Perry, Don Thompson, Kirk MacDonald, Guido Basso, Oliver Gannon, Dee Daniels, Phil Dwyer, and Laila Biali.
She is regularly in demand to perform and record with visiting jazz artists including Michael Bublé, Michael Feinstein, David “Fathead” Newman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Peter Bernstein, Seamus Blake, Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy, Harold Mabern and Eric Alexander. In addition to recording her own Juno-nominated CD “Sun Songs” as a leader, Jodi has been featured on over forty recordings as a side person.
“Sun Songs” presents music in the land where jazz and pop meet, two genres that have always been intrinsically woven together and becomes the template for a new weave. Every track is an exquisite tapestry of modern harmonies and rhythms, layered with memorable melodies and potent lyrics. Jodi shines an even brighter light on the album with the addition of singer Laila Biali, whose luminous vocals lift the songs to unparalleled heights. For this Yardbird Suite concert, Vancouver vocalist Katherine Penfold is Jodi’s special guest.
Jodi has been described as “… armed with an arsenal of talent sure to develop recognition as one of the finest bassist in the jazz world today” (Ejazznews), “… (playing with) an infectiously in-the-pocket sense of groove” (Cadence Magazine), “… a jazz bassist with great time and a rock-solid sound” (Katie Malloch, CBC Radio), “a great player, who plays with intoxicating passion” (RivitingRiff.com), and “a wonderful bassist who really digs in and plays from the heart” (David Fathead Newman – Coda Magazine interview).
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Tickets are now available to purchase at the door, an hour before showtime.