BILL RICHARDS TRIO

Saturday, June 22 5:00pm

Bellamy’s Lounge at Chateau Lacombe

BILL RICHARDS TRIO

Pianist-composer Bill Richards, bassist Paul Johnston, and drummer Jamie Cooper perform standards and new jazz compositions, including works written by Bill.   

Pianist-composer Bill Richards has performed at festivals and venues in western Canada and Ontario as a soloist and ensemble musician and has been featured on CBC Radio/Radio Canada, Global Television and on several CDs. Bill’s compositions include works for jazz groups, chamber ensembles, electronica, and film, and he continues to write for and perform with Pierre-Paul Bugeaud’s Celsius Quartet. Bill is the architect of MacEwan University’s BMus degree (jazz and contemporary popular music) and is currently the Chair of the Department of Music at MacEwan.

Bassist Paul Johnston, formerly of Montreal, is nationally celebrated as both as a jazz musician and as a multiple Juno award-winning engineer and producer. Since joining MacEwan University in the Department of Music as the head of Recording in 2014, Paul led the initiative to create MacEwan’s record label, Bent River Records, and helped plan and implement MacEwan’s BMus major in Recording and Production. As a producer, performer, and educator, Paul is a key contributor to music in Canada.

 

Jamie Cooper (drums)​ is an in-demand, versatile freelance musician based in Edmonton. As a session musician and featured musician, Jamie has performed on dozens of albums, as well in live CBC broadcast recordings. Jamie is currently involved in a number of exciting and widely recognized projects, including Juno-nominated Kent Sangster’s Obsessions Octet (performance at Carnegie Hall, a European tour, and recordings), Edmonton Music award-winner Mallory Chipman, and The Writer’s Guild (Western Canadian Music award-nominated).

BILL RICHARDS TRIO

FREE | Donations Welcome

Saturday, June 22 5:00pm

Bellamy’s Lounge at Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7

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