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Ellwood Epps' Togetherness!

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Café Résonance

5175A Avenue du Parc

Montréal, QC H2V 4G3

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Ellwood Epps' Togetherness!

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Ellwood Epps trumpet, Jean Derome saxophone, Lori Freedman clarinets, Scott Thomson trombone, Stéphane Diamantakiou double bass, Ivan Bamford drums

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Trumpeter Ellwood Epps formed this Montreal quintet in 2016 to explore the special histories of South African jazz, with its roots in kwela, mbanqanga, gospel, and more. These histories are embodied in the work of Abdullah Ibrahim, Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Johnny Dyani, Hugh Masekela, and many more to emerge from apartheid-era Townships like Soweto in the 1960s. The group features a top-flight personnel of dynamic soloists from Montreal and Boston to reinvent this too-little-known repertoire. Togetherness! plays uplifting, driving, joyful music that is a coming together of distinct voices to celebrate those who came before them from a special time and place in musical history.

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Le trompettiste Ellwood Epps a formé ce quintette en 2016 pour explorer les histoires particulières du jazz sud-africain, avec ses racines dans le kwela, le mbanqanga, le gospel, et plus encore. Ces histoires sont incarnées dans le travail d'Abdullah Ibrahim, Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Johnny Dyani, Hugh Masekela, et bien d'autres qui ont émergé des townships de l'ère de l'apartheid comme Soweto dans les années 1960. Le groupe réunit un personnel de haut vol composé de solistes dynamiques de Montréal et de Boston pour réinventer ce répertoire trop méconnu. Togetherness! joue une musique édifiante, entraînante et joyeuse qui rassemble des voix distinctes pour célébrer ceux qui les ont précédés d'un moment et d'un endroit particuliers de l'histoire de la musique.

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5175A Avenue du Parc

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Organizer Les Sympathiques

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Les Sympathiques is a nonprofit (RLRQ, C. C-38) collective of Montréal musicians, other artists, and supporters who believe that the best way to develop our practice is through performance and sharing with the wider community. Central to this goal is presenting music that we deem rich in artistic quality (i.e. music with depth in its technical, semiotic, and innovative aspects). Our members and participating artists hail primarily from the jazz, classical, and experimental scenes. Our goal is to be a catalyst and binding agent for our musical community; one which stimulates creativity through providing:

-a space and framework for quotidian performance,
-a forum for discussing topical philosophical, theoretical, and practical issues,
-and a conduit for sharing the fruits of this process with each other, and also with the public at large.

We believe that challenging and sophisticated artwork need not remain only in the realm of the concert hall, nor should valued public exhibition be conserved for the occasion of grand festivals. It is our position that a creative state of mind is often easier to attain in a casual and comfortable atmosphere, just as excellence is only achieved through process and continuous effort. Moreover, the quest for creative excellence gains a greater dimensionality and significance when it is undertaken collectively.

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