The Liftoff Collective presents
The Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble (CCAE)
featuring jazz trumpeter Sean Jones
Friday, October 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Hope Lutheran Church
3527 Boulton Road NW, Calgary, AB, T2L 1M5
Tickets are available at the door and online through Eventbrite.ca
Adults $25, Students $15
The Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble is in full force presenting its third concert of 2012 featuring American trumpeter Sean Jones. This concert will feature jazz orchestra music penned by local and international composers performed by the crème of the region's jazz musicians, a 16 piece big band comprised of performers such as Mark DeJong, Jon McCaslin, Michelle Grégoire, Jim Brenan, Jon Day and many more.
Sean Jones is particularly adept at plumbing complex emotional depths through his trumpet playing and composing. As Jones says, “I like to play from the heart and not the head.” In the spring of 2010 he stepped down from his position as Lead Trumpeter of Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, a position that Jones held for over half a decade. He recently recorded his sixth record as a leader and has performed and toured with artists such as Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. For more information on Sean Jones please visit http://seanjonesmusic.com/. Sean Jones' appearance is sponsored by Mount Royal University. Jones is Mount Royal Jazz Music Program's 2012 Visiting Artist In Residence. In addition to his appearance with the CCAE, Jones will be working with MRU students from October 22-25, and presenting workshops open to the public on October 26. All public workshops are on campus.
Calgary has a diverse and active music scene, and the Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble (CCAE) works to enrich and energize the musical environment by engaging Calgary's most active, creative, and interesting jazz and improvising musicians to create original music for large jazz ensemble of the highest calibre. While many Calgary musicians have risen to prominence in a variety of genres and musical settings, there are numerous improvising and creative jazz musicians who deserve a higher profile on the local, regional and national level.
The CCAE was created by and is run by the The Liftoff Collective, a collective of three musicians namely saxophonist Mark DeJong, drummer Jon McCaslin, and pianist Michelle Grégoire. These Calgary based jazz artists share a common passion for the creation and performance of original Canadian repertoire for large jazz ensemble. Sensing a need in the Calgary community for an ensemble with this type of focus, these accomplished musicians set out to form The Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble.
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