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July 17, 2007

Jazz & Blues Violin With Karl Roth Trio

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, blues, Canada

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Karl Roth Trio
Noon Hour Performance
Stephen Avenue Mall, Calgary

Lunch Hour Jazz Features Karl Roth

If you’d like to hear some great music on your lunch hour today, head over to the Stephen Avenue Mall at 1st St. SW, where you’ll find the Karl Roth Trio performing from noon – 1pm.

Violinist, songwriter and singer Karl Roth has made a much-anticipated return to his native Calgary after spending the last few years based out of Montreal. Reuniting with long-time musical comrades, guitarists Dave Hamilton and Jeff Drummond, the Karl Roth Trio once again ignites Calgary audiences with their red-hot strings.

Karl Roth’s charismatic performances feature his dark, rich voice, distinctive improvised violin style, and a tight swingin’ sound that has been described as a “blend between Leon Redbone and Stephane Grapelli with a hint of Barry White”. Blending a mixure of R&b, blues and jazz favourites with several ‘oddball’ treasures, the result has captured the hearts of audiences at major festivals across Canada.

With three recordings as leader under his belt including his debut Everybody Wants to Be A Cat (1997) featuring its standout title track; the 1998 best-seller Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; and Almost Behavin’ (2001), an elegant selection of swing jazz jewels, Roth has slated his next CD release for the fall of 2007. Karl has also collaborated on a number of projects including the indie fan-fave The Cold Club with Amos Garrett, Oscar Lopez, David Wilkie and Ron Casat, and with blues guitarist Tim Williams.

A media favourite, Karl is often heard across Canada on CBC and a number of University radio stations, as well as in his home province on CKUA.

Roth will be appearing at the Calgary International Blues Festival next month.

for more info visit www.karlroth.ca

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