Gordon Grdina Trio
Gordon Grdina is a JUNO Award winning oud/guitarist whose career has spanned continents, decades and constant genre exploration throughout avant-garde jazz, free form improvisation, contemporary indie rock and Arabic music. His singular approach to the instruments has earned him recognition from the highest ranks of the jazz/improv world. Grdina has performed and collaborated with a wide array of field-leading artists including Gary Peacock, Paul Motion, Marc Ribot, Mark Helias, Mats Gustafsson, Hank Roberts, Mark Feldman, Eyvind Kang, Mat Maneri, Christian Lilinger, Matt Mitchell, and Jim Black.
The Gordon Grdina Trio, with Tommy Babin bass and Kenton Loewen drums, has been performing together for the last 15 years. The three have collaborated with some of the world’s most inventive improvisers including Fredrik Ljunkgvist, Mats Gustafsson, Samuel Blaser, Colin Stetson, Michael Blake, Fred Longberg-Holm, Eric Boeren, Michael Moore, and Oscar Noriega.
Presented in association with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
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