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March 3, 2007

Cellar Jazz Presents Pianist Amanda Tosoff

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Amanda Tosoff Quartet
Cellar Jazz
Thursday, March 15
8:00 pm

Promising young jazz group returns to Cellar Stage

Pianist Amanda Tosoff returns to the Cellar Jazz stage in Vancouver on Thursday, March 15th, with her quartet featuring Evan Arntzen (saxophones), Sean Cronin (bass), and Morgan Childs (drums). Performing the modern compositions of Tosoff and Cronin, as well as fresh and original interpretations of Latin and jazz works by Jobim, Horace Silver and others, the group is known for their fresh, swinging sound.

At only 22 years of age Amanda Tosoff is quickly emerging as one of Canada’s top new talents. The pianist received her Music degree in 2005 from Capilano College in North Vancouver, where she studied with Juno award winning pianist Ross Taggart among others.

A recipient of several awards, Amanda includes the prestigious Fraser MacPherson Music Scholarship Fund (RBC Excellence in Jazz award) among them, and was recently the recipient of a study grant from the Vancouver Foundation of the Arts.

The group of young musicians met in college, formed the quartet, and have since gained a reputation as one of the most promising young jazz groups in Canada. They’ve been featured on CBC Radio’s “Hot Air” and “JazzBeat” programs, and recently opened for jazz legend Bobby Hutcherson and Renee Rosnes during the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

The Amanda Tosoff Quartet released their debut album: Still Life in 2006 on the Vancouver label Cellar Live Futures.

for more information visit www.amandatosoff.com

Thursday, March 15 8:00 pm
Amanda Tosoff Quartet
Amanda Tosoff (piano), Evan Arntzen (saxophone), Sean Cronin (bass), Morgan Childs (drums)
Cellar Jazz / Vancouver

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