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JAZZ AT THE GALLERY Steve Holt Quintet WITH Kirk MacDonald & Kevin Turcotte

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Jazz At The Gallery: The Steve Holt Jazz Quintet

FEATURING Kevin Turcotte & Kirk MacDonald

Saturday September 16, 2017. 8:00 pm

$25 adults; $10 students

Debut concert for one of the top jazz quintets in Canada, set to perform music by award-winning pianist and composer Steve Holt. The Steve Holt Jazz Quintet is made up of a “who’s who” of jazz in Canada.

Piano: Steve Holt - Steve was a child prodigy starting to play the piano at the age of 4. Born in Montreal, he began his professional career at the age of 17 - self-taught - playing the clubs in and around Montreal. At the age of 22 Steve began formal music studies; he entered McGill University and graduated with in 1981 as McGill's first-ever Bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz performance. It was also during this period that Steve travelled regularly to New York to study piano with world-renowned pianist Kenny Barron. In 1983 he released his debut album which was nominated for a JUNO. Since that time, Steve has built an international reputation having performed with, among others, Archie Shepp, Larry Coryell, Eddie Henderson, Pat Labarbera, James Moody, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, and Michel Urbaniak.

Trumpet: Kevin Turcotte - Kevin is recognized as one of Canada's major trumpet talents with an impressive list of recording and touring credentials. The more than 175 CD's he has played on range in style from folk legend Bruce Cockburn to opera star Measha Bruegergossman to Jazz great Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass. He has garnered at least 20 Juno nominations bringing home the coveted prize 5 times. He is an integral part of Juno-nominated recordings Time Warp, Jayme Stone, Andrew Downing’s Great Uncles of the Revolution, the Barry Elmes Quintet featuring Ed Bickert, and Barry Romberg’s Random Access. Turcotte has worked with hundreds of international luminaries, among them Tito Puente, Dave Holland, Kenny Kirkwood, Pat LaBarbera, Bill Grove, and Kenny Wheeler.

Saxophone: Kirk MacDonald - For over thirty years Kirk has worked and recorded with many leading Canadian, U.S. and International jazz musicians including legendary artists like James Moody, Rosemary Clooney, Jack DeJohnette, Harold Mabern, and Sonny Greenwich. Kirk has been nominated for a JUNO four times, and won the JUNO in 1999 for Best Mainstream Jazz Album. Over 100 performances of his compositions appear on 24 CDs, both as leader on his own recordings as well as on recordings by other artists. Kirk’s most recent activities include the release of Family Suite (2008), an 11 part suite for jazz quartet on Romhog Records, and Songbook Vol. I (2009) – a collection of his compositions for jazz quartet, on ADDO Jazz Records, with Songbook Vol. II (2010). Kirk also leads the Kirk MacDonald Jazz Orchestra (KMJO), a 19-piece all-star ensemble dedicated to performing his original compositions and featuring arrangements by leading Canadian and U.S. Writers.

Bass: Kieran Overs – Kieran is one of the top bass players in Canada. He has toured internationally with Moe Koffman/Dizzy Gillespie, Jane Bunnett, Sophie Milman, Carol Welsman and Emilie-Claire Barlow, among others, and has worked in Toronto with some of the legends of jazz, such as Zoot Sims, Chet Baker, Bill Charlap, and Harold Mabern Jr. Kieran has been nominated three times as Best Bassist by National Jazz Awards of Canada.He was one of only 8 jazz artists selected to represent Canada on the 4CD/50-artist box set “Here and Now – A Celebration of Canadian Music “, produced by the Canada Council to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations (released world-wide in October 1995).

Drums: Terry Clarke - Terry Clarke is quite simply one of the world’s great drummers. In the 1970s Terry toured extensively in Japan and Europe with jazz guitar legend Jim Hall and piano great Oscar Peterson. He is an original member of Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, recording and touring with the world-acclaimed ensemble for 25 years. In 1985, seeking greater musical challenges, Terry moved to New York City to pursue an exclusively jazz-oriented career. During his tenure there, he worked and recorded with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Toots Theilemans, Red Mitchell, Marvin Stamm, and Jim Hall, to list just a few. Terry has appeared on over 300 albums throughout his career. He was named Drummer of the Year from Canadian National Jazz Awards for seven years in a row, 2002 through 2008. His debut album as a leader won the 2009 JUNO and featured appearances by Jim Hall, Joe Lovano, and Greg Osby.

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