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April 25, 2007

Tribute to Wynton Marsalis This Weekend

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Calgary Septet Pays Tribute to Wynton Marsalis

The music of Wynton Marsalis is the focus for seven Calgary musicians who will perform new transcriptions of the great jazz musician’s work for septet this weekend at Beat Niq on April 27 & 28.

Marsalis’ music to be showcased includes Jig’s Jig (a tonal description of a kaleidoscope), a set of four obscure Duke Ellington tunes, and an ambitious & spirited excerpt from Marsalis’ extended work ‘In This House, On This Morning’.

The Calgary septet features Jon McCaslin (drums), Simon Fisk (bass), Richard Harding (alto saxophone), Johnny Summers (trumpet), Brian Sharron (piano), Mark Wilson (trombone), and Gerry Hebert (tenor & soprano saxophones, clarinet).

for more info visit www.beatniq.com

April 27 & 28
Tribute to Wynton Marsalis
Beat Niq / Calgary

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