Alex Dean Jazz Orch Plays Toronto – Oct 2015
*** VENUE CHANGE: Both performances will be held at Humber College Lakeshore Campus. 3199 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1K8***
The Alex Dean Jazz Orchestra is proud to make its debut appearance with a new suite composed by Alex Dean, arranged and conducted by Daniel Jamieson, and featuring special guest saxophonist PJ Perry and drummer John Riley at the David Chu Theatre on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. The Juno and Grammy-winning Dean will be premiering his new big band, with a new, five movement big band composition. The piece honours five influential Toronto musicians Bob Brough, Mike Malone, Paul Brodie, Archie Alleyne and Eugene Amaro.
This tribute is funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council. Tickets for the show are $40 CAD general admission and $30 CAD for seniors and students.
Dates: Saturday October 3rd ’15
& Sunday October 4th ’15
Time: 8pm both nights
(free pre-concert talk w/ composer & arranger 6:45pm-7:30pm Sunday only)
Location: *** VENUE CHANGE: Both performances will be held at Humber College Lakeshore Campus. 3199 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1K8***
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Tickets: General admission $40 | $30 Seniors & Students
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Reeds: PJ Perry, Mark Promane, Pat LaBarbera, Dave Neill, Perry White
Trumpets: James Rhodes, Brian O’Kane, Alexander Brown, Mike Malone
Trombones: Al Kay, William Carn, Paul Tarussov, Terry Promane
Guitar: Lorne Lofsky, Piano: Brian Dickinson
Bass: Kieran Overs, Drums: John Riley
Artwork by Jennifer Bedford
Danjam Orch Plays Toronto – Sept 2015
Come down to the Rex at the end of the month and join the Danjam Orchestra for 2 nights of music! We will be welcoming some new players to the band: Al Kay, Brian Dickinson, Matt Woroshyl, Cade Calder, and James Rhodes. Highlights will include: Brian Dickinson on Phantasm, Al Kay, Matt Woroshyl, and Jeff King on Wabash, and and finally Harley Card on a brand new arrangement of mine. You will have to come down to find out what it is!
Reeds: Nick Morgan, Matt Woroshyl, Jeff King,
Dave Neill, Shirantha Beddage
Trumpets: Cade Calder, James Rhodes, Mike Malone, Alex Brown
Trombones: Al Kay, Paul Tarussov, Heather Segger, Pete Hysen
Guitar: Harley Card, Piano: Brian Dickinson
Bass: Justin Gray, Drums: Ethan Ardelli
New Voices Composer Residency 2015 Launched
Starting on February 18, Spectrum Music will be accepting online applications for our 2015 New Voices Composer Residency. The program allows young composers the opportunity to develop and present a new work at an upcoming Spectrum concert through a guided mentorship process with NYC-based composer & arranger Daniel Jamieson.
Getting ready for Danjam Orch rehearsal. We will attempt a Facebook live broadcast somewhere from ~11:30am- 3pm. Stay tuned!
- …band is brass and reed heavy, but he leavens their clout on three of his eight pieces with the airy vocalese of Jihye Kim, and his own tuneful solo take on Charlie Chaplin’s Smile… Downbeat Magazine