Friday, March 9, 2012 - 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
- Karl Schwonik - drums
- Remi Bolduc - alto sax
- Chris Andrew- piano
- James Davis - trumpet
- Kodi Hutchinson - bass
The Karl Schwonik Jazz Ensemble with Rémi Bolduc is an engaging, exciting combination of five of North America's finest musicians from the West and from the East. The ensemble is a melting pot of cultures, languages and musical experiences which gives bilingual performances featuring culturally diverse compositions from all members of the band.
Award-winning Albertan drummer Karl Schwonik and Montréal saxophone legend Rémi Bolduc provide the catalyst for this high-energy, sensational ensemble. In just a few short years, Schwonik has established himself as a new creative force on the Canadian music landscape. His youthful energy is a perfect compliment to Bolduc's intensity and precision of sound and rhythm.
Joining them on stage are: pianist and CBC's Galaxie Rising Star Chris Andrew, virtuoso Chicago trumpeter James Davis and Western Canada's bass stalwart Kodi Hutchinson. The quintet has completed highly successful tours in 2010 and 2011 which were supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. The tours were received with great energy and large audiences across the board. The group will be embarking on a coast to coast CD-release tour of Canada in March 2012. 1+4, the group's debut album, was released in 2011 on Chronograph Records and was #1 on Canadian Jazz Radio Charts for nearly 2 months and also garnered a Western Canadian Music Award nomination in the 'Jazz Recording of the Year' category.
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