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October 26, 2007

Improvisation Series Features Saxophonist Aaron Leaney

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Aaron Leaney & Bug Incision

Theatre Junction Improvisation Series
Friday, November 16
The Grand

Leaney to Record Live for Future CD Release

Calgary jazz saxophonist and composer Aaron Leaney brings his new ensemble Bug Incision to the stage on Friday, November 16, as part of the Edition 2 Theatre Junction Improvisation Series at the Grand. Bug Incicison performs all-original, improvisation-based material, and features bandleader Leaney (saxophone), Chris Dadge (drums, percussion), and Edmonton’s Thom Golub (bass). The concert will be recorded live for a future CD release.

Aaron Leaney has been performing for over eight years in a wide variety of genres, from avant-guard improvised music to alt rock. Relocating to Calgary over a year ago, the musician has been bringing his sonic landscapes and high-energy, emotionally-charged theme and variation with improvisation to audiences, making appearances at stages throughout the city.

His first release Duo (2006), recorded with drummer Chris Dadge, features spontaneous improvisation.

The professionally trained jazz musician graduated with honours from Humber College, where he studied with jazz giants such as Don Thompson, and Kirk MacDonald, as well as studying privately with Pat LaBarbera for over two years. Leaney has also studied with Calgary jazz greats John Hyde, Ralf Buschmeyer, Eric Friedenberg, Gary DeBoeck, and Bob Day.

Leaney has also been teaching students since 2001, focusing on improvisation, theory and woodwinds for children and adults.

for more information visit www.myspace.com/aaronleaney

Friday, November 16
Aaron Leaney & Bug Incision
Theatre Junction Improvisation Series – Edition 2
The Grand, Calgary

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