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Rob Frayne is a saxophonist, keyboard player, composer, and arranger. Over the past 25 years, he's had a huge presence on the Ottawa jazz scene as a musician in several prominent groups, as a founder of the JazzWorks jazz camp, and as a mentor and teacher.
Eight years ago, he was injured when his car was hit by a truck. But he's come back and is dreaming bigger than ever. His latest project is a doubleheader concert at the NAC Fourth Stage on Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1. It will feature his Dream Band: 15 well-respected Canadian jazz musicians, the people he knew could interpret his compositions well.
Rob talked with OttawaJazzScene.ca about the concert, the music he's written for it, and how he's fulfilling his dreams.