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Extravagant Signals: NoSchMo Presents: Cat Toren Trio, Braveheart

Tue. June 18th 2013 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM doors at 8:00 PM @  Gallery 1965 (All Ages) 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM doors at 8:00 PM
Tickets at: Zulu Records, Highlife Records, Red Cat Records,
Presented by: Extravagant Signals, NoSchMo Music
Extravagant Signals - NoShoMo Presents

Modern jazz and improvised music featuring Cat Toren Trio (New York/Vancouver) and Braveheart (Montreal/Vancouver). $10. On Sale at Red Cat, Zulu + Highlife and

About Cat Toren

Catherine (Cat) Toren is a jazz pianist, improviser, and composer. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Cat has studied classical piano and theory at the Royal Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor of Jazz Studies from Capilano College in Vancouver. She has been a valued participant at the Banff Centre’s Big Band Workshop and Jazz and Creative Music Workshop with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

At the 2010 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Cat was awarded the prestigious Galaxy Rising Star Award for her work with the quintet Pugs and Crows. This group has received high acclaim in the Canadian creative music scene, having performed coast to coast and shared bills with artists such as Bill Frisell and Jill Barber. They are nominated for Instrumental Album of the Year in the 2013 JUNO Awards. In 2011, Cat was honoured to be selected as the recipient of the Denis Jackson Endowment Fund while at The Banff Centre. Also in 2010, Cat had the privilege of performing in the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

About Braveheart

Braveheart is an engaging, creative saxophone trio that brings together the freedom of improvised music, the creative range of jazz and the raw feeling of the blues. Compositions by the three members span the gap between dense structures influenced by contemporary classical music, and simple, melodic forms that draw on the attitude of rock and the emotional honesty of songwriter music

At its core, Braveheart is about making music that rejects complacency. This is a band that wants to connect with its audiences, no matter who they are. Since the group’s inception in 2009, Braveheart has toured twice across Canada, appearing in jazz clubs, cafes, art spaces, dingy bars, restaurants and living rooms, winning new fans with their unique brand of strange yet powerful music.

In 2011, the group self-released their first full-length album, Acoustic Music. They were recently selected for a creative music residency at The Banff Centre in Alberta, where they will workshop and develop material for their upcoming release (due Spring 2013).

About NoSchmo

Dedicated to shining light on Vancouver’s creative music scene, through recording and live performance.

Cole Schmidt – booking:
Eric Mosher – recording:
Drew Jeglum – graphic designer:
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