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Wed. June 30th 2010
Canada Place (All Ages)
Chad Makela Quartet
Wed. April 22nd 2009
The Libra Room (All Ages)
worth it! Chad Makela Quartet
Wed. March 25th 2009
The Libra Room (All Ages)
Chad Makela Quartet
Sun. March 22nd 2009
@  The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club (All Ages)
CD RELEASE! Chad Makela Quartet
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Chad Makela Quartet

Confirmed: Aug. 9, 2008 (Awaiting Update)

Label: cellar live
from Vancouver BC

Contact Details

Chad Makela
chadmakela@telus.net

Vancouver baritone saxophonist Chad Makela heads up this high-energy, swinging modern jazz quartet. Makela’s original compositions, created with his band mates in mind, reflect the influence of Scofield, Lovano, and Trane. And although it’s something of a cliché to compare any sax/trumpet/bass/drums quartet to the classic Ornette Coleman group, it’s a fitting comparison here. The harmonic freedom and melodic contours, intricate and elastic rhythms, and oblique connection to the blues in both Makela’s and trumpeter Brad Turner’s compositions beg the analogy. This is all beautifully captured on their recent CD Flicker (Cellar Live). With bassist Paul Rushka and drummer Jesse Cahill.

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Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Chad Makelabari-sax
Brad Turnertrumpet
Paul Rushkabass
Bernie Araidrums
Jesse CahillDrums2004-present
Status: Unknown
- Last confirmed Aug. 9, 2008