Toronto guitarist David Occhipinti recently released a new CD, Camera. It's Occhipinti's foray into chamber jazz which he talked about when OttawaJazzScene.ca interviewed him in 2012. OttawaJazzScene.ca has listened to the CD several times and was impressed by its fascinating textures and beautiful melodic music.
Occhipinti is touring right now in support of the CD with an ensemble of Toronto jazz musicians who also cross over into chamber music: for example, Andrew Downing on cello and Peter Lutek on clarinet/bassoon. Ottawa audiences last saw Occhipinti with the four-guitar Walrus Quartet.
This Friday afternoon, Occhipinti and his quintet will be giving a free masterclass/concert at Kailash Mital Theatre at Carleton University.
Fans of thoughtful guitar music, multi-layered jazz, chamber music, and Canadian composers might want to catch it.
– Alayne McGregor