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April 12, 2007

Jazz pianist, composer Andrew Glover at the Yardbrd

Written by
cindy mcleod
Canadian jazz music live


Andrew Glover in Sextet
Friday, March 20
Yardbird Suite, Edmonton

photo by Tracy Kolenchuk

Pianist Andrew Glover Promotes Two New Recordings

One of Canada’s finest jazz musician performs at the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton on Friday April 20, when Andrew Glover appears in sextet at the legendary club.

Glover will be supporting the releases of double-header of CD’s at the event, When Things Go Smooth and When Things Don’t Go Smooth. Joining the pianist for the concert are fellow Edmonton jazz greats Bob Tildesley (trumpet), Wes Yaciuk (guitar), JF Picard (saxophone), John Taylor (bass), and Jamie Cooper (drums).

An acomplished pianist and composer, Andrew is credited with a huge body of work which extends to Europe, the U.S., and Canada. A graduate of the Grant MacEwan Community College’s music program, he also studied privately with Adrian Chornowol and Charlie Austin. He has worked with Mike Rud, Jack Semple, Kennedy Jensen, Dianne Donovan, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Scott Hamilton and Sheena Easton among the many, and for over ten years he toured extensively with the Big Miller Band.

In addition, many artists have performed and recorded Andrew’s compositions. Six of the eleven compositions on Regina guitarist Jack Semple’s Grey and YellowCD were written by Andrew, as well as four songs for jazz vocalist Dianne Donovan’s release Yes or No. He was also a principal writer for Edmonton jazz fusion ensemble Pazzport. Andrew’s compositions and arrangements have been performed or recorded by John Abercrombie, Anna Beaumont, Caroline Mae Johnson, Jacek Kochan, Pat LaBarbera, Theresa Lightfoot, George McFetridge, Don Thompson, Jean-Pierre Zanella, and Alfie Zappacosta.

for more information visit www.andrewglover.ca

Friday, April 20
Andrew Glover Sextet
Yarbird Suite / Edmonton

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