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Event Archive - Waxwing, Braveheart

Thu. November 20th 2014 The Emerald (All Ages)
9:00pm - 11:00pm doors at 8:30
$10 at the door only.
Presented by: Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, VIM House

Curated by Cole Schmidt

Braveheart is a jazz saxophone trio that explores group improvisation and composition with an obstinate sense of honesty and integrity. Since their beginnings in Montreal four years ago, the group has developed a raw, acoustic sound, brimming with uplifting emotional honesty and a deep, soulful rhythmic feel. Their searching improvisations have no boundaries, and can at times be dark and reflective and other times playful and energetic. The band’s original repertoire is an eclectic mix of songs, influenced by everything from singer-songwriters to contemporary classical music to modern jazz. Featuring Ted Crosby (Vermont, USA) on saxophone and clarinets, James Meger on acoustic bass and Omar Amlani on drums.

Waxwing is a fully co-operative group formed by three veterans of the Vancouver creative music scene, Tony Wilson on guitar, Peggy Lee on cello and Jon Bentley on saxophones. Each musician has brought his/her compositional material and performs a variety of functions within the group, from soloistic to accompaniment, melodic to colouristic and/or harmonic. This trio runs the gamut on their debut release from the more spacious and reflective episodes to their driving rhythms, soaring melodies and fierce improvisations, in which they pack the punch of a large ensemble.


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