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March 27, 2007

Brazilian jazz warms Vancouver night

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz music news

Guitarist Ed Johnson joins Vancouver jazz players to create Brazilian sound

Guitarist Ed Johnson and his group Novo Tempo are a vibrant San Francisco Bay Area based contemporary jazz ensemble with a Brazilian influence.

Johnson, who is known for his fluid nylon guitar style, has formed the ensemble with two married couples in the ranks, with saxophonist/vocalist Kristen Strom and guitarist/vocalist Scott Sorkin; and Vancouver pianist/vocalist Jennifer Scott and bassist Rene Worst, and includes horn man John Worley, percussionist Jeff Busch, and drummer Mark Ivester. The ensemble places a refreshing emphasis on harmony vocals and horn arrangements.

Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo’s concert will feature selections from the Johnson’s new release The Other Road, which showcase his considerable compositional and arranging skills while evoking the best elements of contemporary Brazilian music.

Saturday, March 31
Ed Johnson (guitar, vocals), Jennifer Scott (piano, vocals), John Worley (trumpet, flugelhorn), Rene Worst (bass), Kristen Strom (sax, flute, vocals) Scott Sorkin (guitar, vocals), Jeff Busch (percussion), Mark Ivester (drums)
Cellar Jazz / Vancouver

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