Gordon Grdina's NYC Quartet
Time 8:00 pm
“Gordon Grdina has managed to place a finger in every corner of the jazz/world fusion room."-Pop Matters
JUNO-winning Vancouver based Oud/Guitarist Gordon Grdina is known for his incredible versatility and ability to bring a fresh and edgy vibe to any ensemble he joins or forms. His sound is a combination of his interests in mainstream jazz, free-form improvisation and Arabic classical music. A protégé of jazz great Gary Peacock, he is a well-respected contributor to the jazz and world music scenes and is constantly being sought out for new projects. His latest ensemble, the Gordon Grdina Quartet is inspired by the complexity of Bartok, the freedom of Ornette Coleman, the intensity of Soundgarden and the delicacy of Webern. His carefully formed quartet combines the traditions of jazz improvisation, complex and memorable compositions and a dynamic freedom to the music that ebbs and flows with each tune. With Oscar Noriega saxophone, Russ Lossing piano, and Satoshi Takeishi drums.