JAZZ IN THE PARK

Saturday, June 29 12:00pm

Capital Plaza at the Alberta Legislature Grounds

MONTUNO WEST

Montuno West is an Alberta-based quartet dedicated to the Latin-Jazz tradition. By fusing Latin rhythms and song styles with jazz improvisation, Montuno West creates a sound that is electrifying and engaging to jazz, World, and Latin audiences alike.

The group is comprised of former members of Albertan Latin stalwarts, Bomba and Cumako. Between these two groups, a strong tradition of jazz-inspired Latin music has been common in Alberta over the last twenty years. Edmonton jazz musicians Chris Andrew and Rubim de Toledo join forces with Calgary-based Latin percussionists Raul Tabera and Luis Tovar to create a sound rooted in Cuban, Venezuelan, and Brazilian rhythm, mixed with lush musical arrangements, and compelling jazz-inspired improvisation.

In September of 2018, the group released their debut CD entitled, Tocar Tambor. The recording features NYC maintain trombonist Luis Bonilla (Village Vanguard Orchestra, Phil Collins, Mingus Dynasty Orchestra).

 

This event is part of the Works With Jazz series, a collaboration brought to you in part by THE WORKS ART & DESIGN FESTIVAL.

AUDREY OCHOA TRIO

Trombonist Audrey Ochoa is a rising star on the Canadian jazz scene. After having completed studies in classical trombone at the University of Alberta, Audrey began performing professionally across Canada and abroad as a member of multiple ensembles. Audrey has found a home in jazz and contemporary music composing her own tunes that often have a Latin feel, and definitely convey her sense of humour.

PJ Perry describes Audrey as “a real talent,” and mentor and trombone master Hugh Fraser describes her as “an inspired emerging artist that embodies the talent, inspiration and focus to make a major contribution at the highest level.” Having worked with or shared a stage with jazz legends like Hilario Duran, PJ Perry, and Tommy Banks, Audrey has also played with international legends like Lew Tebackin, Dan Aykroyd and the Temptations. Audrey was selected to have her compositions from arranged for big band to be featured at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in New Orleans in January 2018. She performed the arrangements with the GRAMMY-nominated University of North Texas Lab Band alongside all-stars Marcus Miller, Chris Potter, and Rashawn Ross.

 

This event is part of the Works With Jazz series, a collaboration brought to you in part by THE WORKS ART & DESIGN FESTIVAL.

ADAM CZERWINSKI TRIO

Adam is a leading drummer on the Polish Jazz scene. He is a composer, arranger, and producer.

He began his professional career in Janusz Muniak Band, then played with “D-Box”, “Joung Power”, “New Presentation”, Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski ,and Zbigniew Namysłowski.

Since 1993 he has been playing with Jarosław Śmietana. Together with Śmietana they played hundreds of concerts in clubs and festivals all over the world.

 

This event is part of the Works With Jazz series, a collaboration brought to you in part by THE WORKS ART & DESIGN FESTIVAL.

MALLORY CHIPMAN

Revered for her “rich, expressive voice” and hailed as “an old school jazz chanteusewith new school attitude” (GigCity.ca), Edmonton’s own award-winning vocalist andsongwriter, Mallory Chipman, is quickly becoming one of the most importantnamesinCanadian modern and vocal jazz.Malloryspent years cultivating her own uniquesound: one that fuses the improvisational elements of jazz with the poetic lyricism of folkand the grittiness of rock and roll, creating an eclectic sound that offers something foreverybody. With two albums already under her belt, Mallory is currently working on herthird record, an EP of entirely original music entitledAquarian,set for release within the next year

JAZZ IN THE PARK

FREE

Saturday, June 29 12:00pm

Capital Plaza at the Alberta Legislature Grounds
10800 97 Avenue

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