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March 29, 2006

Jazz Masters Jane Fair and Rosemary Galloway in Quintet

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz concert

Canada’s First Ladies of Jazz to Perform in Alberta

“Jane Fair & Rosemary Galloway Quintet”

This first rate project, co-led by composer/instrumentalists Rosemary Galloway (bass) and Jane Fair (saxophone), stops in Alberta for two dates during their western Canadian tour. Rounding out the group are Nancy Walker (piano), Lina Allemano (trumpet), and Terry Clarke (drums).

Rosemary Galloway/Jane Fair Quintet plays hard bop in a post-bop style, with a ‘big-band flavour in a small group setting. The Post-bop tag allows influences from beyond the world of Jazz such as the music of Latin America.

Jane Fair studied with Lee Konitz, honing her craft as a saxophonist for 35 years since entering McGill’s jazz program in 1970. She has been leading groups around the nation and beyond, teaching, releasing albums and amassing a sound and resume that puts her on par with the most seasoned of the genre’s veterans.

Bassist Galloway studied the classical repertoire and the jazz tradition with the great Don Thompson. She leads the groups Velvet Glove and The Swing Sisters, as well as several large and small ensembles.

The Jane Fair/Rosemary Galloway Quintet features the front line of Jane Fair on soprano saxophone and Edmonton’s own, trumpeter Lina Allemano. Pianist Walker has played on countless sessions in the Toronto area as well as releasing her own discs as a leader, and drummer Clarke is an internationally recognized recording artist/performer.

Friday, March 31, 2006
Beatniq / Calgary

Saturday, April 1, 2006
Yardbird Suite / Edmonton

“Jane Fair & Rosemary Galloway Quintet”
Nancy Walker (piano), Rosemary Galloway (bass), Lina Allemano (trumpet), Jane Fair (saxophone), Terry Clarke (drums)

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