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December 17, 2007

SwissJazz Saxophonist George Robert to Appear at the Cellar

Written by
cindy mcleod

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George Robert
December 28, 29
Cellar Jazz, Vancouver

Jazz Master to Appear in Quintet with Vancouver Jazz Greats

Swiss alto saxophone giant George Robert returns to Cellar Jazz for the first time in four years on Friday & Saturday, December 28 & 29, to perform in quartet with Vancouver musicians Oliver Gannon (guitar), Jodi Proznick (bass) and Jesse Cahill.

George Robert is the youngest Swiss jazz musician to have had an international career in jazz, first establishing himself in the U.S. after graduating from Berklee and Manhattan Schools of music. He went on to become one of jazz music’s most in-demand players and composers, having performed and recorded with a long list of the greatest jazz musicians in the world, including Tom Harrell, Clarke Terry, Phil Woods, Ray Brown, and host of others.

The musician is known for his his full-bodied sound and his burning bebop chops, and is an in-demand saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, arranger and educator. His biography appears in the Jazz Encyclopedia authored by Leonoard Feather & Ira Gitler.

for more info visit www.georgerobert.com

December 28, 29
George Robert Quartet
George Robert (saxophone), Oliver Gannon (guitar), Jodi Proznick (bass), Jesse Cahill (drums)
Cellar Jazz, Vancouver

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