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October 25, 2006

Jazz Trumpeter Lina Allemano Finishes Tour With Saskatchewan Dates

Written by
cindy mcleod


Regina Jazz Society Presents
Lina Allemano Four
Friday, Oct 27, 2006
Le Bistro / Regina
8:00 pm

Toronto Jazz Trumpeter to Appear in Regina, Saskatoon

Toronto jazz trumpeter/composer LIna Allemano is finishing off her one-month western Canadian tour to promote her new CD release Pink Eye, with four Saskatchewan concert dates this weekend.

On Friday, Oct 27 Allemano and her group will appear from 8:30-11 pm at Le Bistro as part of the Regina Jazz Society’s ongoing presentation series. Saturday, Oct 28, the artist performs at 1:00 pm at the University of Regina, and that same evening travels to Saskatoon to perform at The Bassment at 9:30 pm. The group makes a second appearance in Saskatoon on Sunday at Mendel Art Gallery at 2:00 pm.

Her second release as leader, Lina Allemano Four: Pink Eye features Allemano with her dynamic group of Brodie West (alto sax), Andrew Downing (bass) and Nick Fraser (drums). The group is known for it’s inventive, fresh sound and feel, while the leader, one of Canada’s most recognized contemporary jazz artists, is known for her “quirky yet deeply lyrical songwriting style, her expressive flair, and a knack for the unexpected.

As well as fronting her groups Lina Allemano Four and the improvising group “N”, Allemano is also a member of Tim Posgate’s Jazzstory & Hornband and the Jane Fair / Rosemary Galloway Quintet. Lina appears on over 25 recordings including her own newly released CD.

Lina was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and began playing professionally at the age of 15. She moved to Toronto in 1993 and has since performed with jazz greats including tuba-legend Howard Johnson, Don Byron, Dave Holland, Mike Murley, and Joe Lovano. She was recently invited to play with fellow Canadian Ingrid Jensen in Dave Douglas’ Festival of New Trumpet Music in New York City.

Lina was winner of the 2005 National Jazz Awards’ CBC Galaxie Rising Star and she was nominated for the 2005 Canadian Independent Music Awards Favorite Jazz Artist and the 2005 National Jazz Awards Trumpeter of the Year.

for more information visit www.linaallemano.com

Friday, Oct 27 / 8:30 pm
Lina Allemano Four
Lina Allemano (trumpet), Brodie West (alto saxophone), Andrew Downing (bass), Nick Fraser (drums)
Le Bistro / Regina

Sat, Oct 28th / 1:00 pm
University of Regina

Sat, Oct 28th / 9:30 pm
The Bassment / Saskatoon

Sun, Oct 29th / 2:00 pm
Mendel Art Gallery / Saskatoon

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