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Thursday, January 10, 2019:  Jazz Fusion Night at the House of Targ

Andrew Ferderber ©Brett Delmage, 2016
Andrew Ferderber will perform with the Dandy Lions in this first Jazz Fusion night at the House of Targ ©Brett Delmage, 2016

This is the first in a new series of shows at the House of Targ, which will be curated by Canadian jazz-rock fusion guitarist and composer Wayne Eagles. "Out There Sounds" will feature jazz fusion groups: "mind-blowing musicianship that pushes the boundaries of rock, blues and funk through the power of jazz harmony, improvisation and inspiration from Out There!" Eagles has previously organized several concerts at the House of Targ, including with his own Super Awesome Group and with the Carleton University Jazz Fusion Ensemble, which he directs.

The first two groups will showcase the effort of six talented young Ottawa musicians, whom you might have heard in the Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra or in the Jazz Fusion Ensemble – plus in their own groups.

The Dandy Lions are "a jazz/funk/fusion trio playing anything from originals to jazz standards to not so standard standards. Inspired by artists like Mike Stern, Tribal Tech, Allan Holdsworth, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wes Montgomery". The trio includes drummer Andrew Ferderber, guitarist Isaac Isenor, and bassist Harrison Singer.

They'll be followed by CU3B4, with pianist Anthony Kubelka, saxophonist Angelo Leo, and drummer Jennie Seaborn. They'll perform their own originals, plus tunes by Kamasi Washington, Roy Hargrove, and Tony Williams' New Lifetime, among others.

Expect a dynamic and energetic evening, with a wide range of music suitable for listening or dancing to. And if you'd like a break playing pinball or eating perogies, that will be available, too!

Ottawa jazz fusion groups The Dandy Lions (Isaac Isenor, Harrison Singer, Andrew Ferderber) and CU3B4 (Anthony Kubelka, Angelo Leo, Jennie Seaborn) will perform at the House of Targ on Thursday, January 10, starting at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $10, and the show is open to all ages.

The House of Targ is located in Ottawa South, at 1077 Bank Street, just north of Sunnyside Avenue and across from the Mayfair Theatre. It's located in the basement (with stairs leading down from the street), and is not handicapped-accessible. OC Transpo routes 6 and 7 run on Bank Street immediately by the pub, and it's also easily accessible by bike. Try the OC Transpo Trip Planner to find your trip to the show!

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