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Tue, Aug 29

SEAMUS BLAKE QUARTET

Time 8:00 pm

 

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Vancouver-raised, New York-based saxophonist/composer Seamus Blake is recognized as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz. His music is known for its sophistication, bold improvisations, and "sheer swagger." John Scofield, who hired Seamus for his "Quiet Band" called him "extraordinary, a total saxophonist." Throughout his 24 year career, Seamus has garnered considerable critical praise for his masterful playing, his fine composition skills and for his facility as a leader. Superconductor is Seamus' most ambitious project to date and was released in December 2015. The talent includes Nate Smith, Matt Garrison, Scott Kinsey, a seven piece orchestral ensemble as well as special guest appearances by John Scofield and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. The album marks the debut of Seamus on EWI (electronic wind instrument). Seamus plays on the 2015 Grammy nominated Camino, by pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. He is also featured on Antonio Sanchez's Meridian Suite and toured with his Migration Band in 2015/16. With Brad Turner piano, Sean Drabbit bass, and John Lee drum.

 

Tue, Aug 29

SEAMUS BLAKE QUARTET

Time 8:00 pm

 

Buy Tickets

Vancouver-raised, New York-based saxophonist/composer Seamus Blake is recognized as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz. His music is known for its sophistication, bold improvisations, and "sheer swagger." John Scofield, who hired Seamus for his "Quiet Band" called him "extraordinary, a total saxophonist." Throughout his 24 year career, Seamus has garnered considerable critical praise for his masterful playing, his fine composition skills and for his facility as a leader. Superconductor is Seamus' most ambitious project to date and was released in December 2015. The talent includes Nate Smith, Matt Garrison, Scott Kinsey, a seven piece orchestral ensemble as well as special guest appearances by John Scofield and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. The album marks the debut of Seamus on EWI (electronic wind instrument). Seamus plays on the 2015 Grammy nominated Camino, by pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. He is also featured on Antonio Sanchez's Meridian Suite and toured with his Migration Band in 2015/16. With Brad Turner piano, Sean Drabbit bass, and John Lee drum.