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November 19, 2007

Jazzy Penguin Features Trumpeter Johnny Summers

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz concerts, Canada


Johnny Summers Quintet
presented by the
Epilepsy Association of Calgary
Tuesday, November 20
Rose & Crown, Calgary

Local Musicians Perform for Charity

Calgary jazz trumpeter and vocalist Johnny Summers and his quintet are featured as part of the Epilepsy Association of Calgary’s ‘The Jazzy Penguin’, a fundraising event for the local charity to be held on Tuesday, November 20 at the Rose & Crown Pub. The annual fundraising event centres on the jazz theme, with Summers returning again this year.

Johnny Summers first trained in classical trumpet, going on to obtain a music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Calgary in 1999. Forming his own ensembles, bandleader Summers has provided music for local audiences in a variety of formats from small combo to his Big Band orchestra.

The musician released his first CD, The Johnny Summers Quartet, Volume 1 featuring Edmonton pianist Chris Andrew, and Calgary’s Chris Orr (bass), and John DeWaal (drums), the album featuring a mix of originals and jazz standards. His second album, Walk Through the Park (2005), sees the quartet return to take a straight-ahead approach to Summer’s originals composed in the style of the masters, and features guest vocalists Tim Tamashiro and Johanna Silanpaa Groove Project, his latest project, is currently in production mode.

for more information visit www.johnnysummers.com

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Epilepsy Association of Calgary – The Jazzy Penguin
Featuring the Johnny Summers Quintet
Rose & Crown Pub, Calgary

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