Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Free. In case of rain, the show will be cancelled. Bring your own lawn-chair.
- Michael Occhipinti - guitar
- Dominic Mancuso - vocals
The Sicilian Jazz Project reflects Toronto jazz guitarist Michael Occhipinti's own family heritage. Starting with field recordings of Sicilian folk music made by musicologist Alan Lomax in 1954, Occhipinti reinterpreted that music as a mix of global genres, modern jazz, and even chamber music. The project was last heard in Ottawa at the 2008 Ottawa Jazz Festival, and the CD received a Juno nomination in 2009.
Occhipinti has continued to present the project world-wide and add new material ever since. The ensemble has included his brother Roberto on bass, Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Ernie Tollar (saxophones and flutes), Barry Romberg (drums), Louis Simao (accordion), and vocalists Maryem Tollar and Dominic Mancuso.
For more information: www.limagier.qc.ca/parc-en.html
Parc de l'imaginaire (outside)
facing the Aylmer Marina
beside Le Centre d'expostion L'Imagier, 9 Front Street
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