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September 12, 2007

Jazz at Noon with Brian Buchanan

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz concerts, Canada


Brian Buchanan
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

Jazz Pianist Brian Buchanan Performs Solo Concert

In a rare Calgary appearance, pianist and composer Brian Buchanan appears as part of the Pro Arts Society’s ongoing noon hour programming this Wednesday, September 12. Buchanan will perform a solo piano concert at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer.

Brian Buchanan continues to earn respect as a Canadian jazz artist. The 1994 debut of his recording Avenues, on the Jazz Focus record label, opened many doors and brought him recognition. He followed with the 1998 release of Solstice on his own label Isotope Records. Both recordings feature him in the company of world class musicians, and favorable reviews have appeared in publications including Jazz Times, Jazz Now, and Jazz Journal International. He has shared the stage with numerous legends including Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Chet Baker and Mark Murphy.

For several years he was President of the Jazz Calgary Society, and in 1994, directed Calgary’s first annual Jazz Awareness Week. In 1995, Brian formed Isotope Records Inc. to help produce recordings and document his own career, as well as others. Additional career highlights include a 1997 feature video of his own music for the series Project Discovery on Shaw cable, hosting shows for the Bet on Jazz Cable Jazz Channel, and producing a solo recording for pianist Jessica Williams which earned a five star review in DownBeat magazine.

Wednesday’s performance is dedicated to the loving memory of Mr. Robert Day, Calgary flugelhorn player and composer.

Wednesday, September 12
Pro Arts Society – Music at Noon
Brian Buchanan, jazz piano
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

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