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January 8, 2008

Jazz Saxophonist Cory Weeds at the Cellar

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz concerts, Canada


Cory Weeds
Jan 11-13
Cellar Jazz, Vancouver

Weeds to Record Live for Upcoming CD

On January 11th to 13th, Vancouver musician/producer/jazz club owner Cory Weeds will step into the spotlight from behind the scenes to appear in concert at The Cellar, his top-drawer jazz club.

Weeds, a talented saxophonist and composer, plans to record the concerts live for his first album as leader, playing alto and tenor saxophones with his “dream band” of guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Mike Ledonne and drummer Joe Farnsworth. Weeds has been busy writing for the project. Producing the sessions will be Vancouver jazz guitarist Bill Coon.

Cory Weeds is an inspiration to many who make their living in the jazz music industry, a shining example of what dedication, passion and strong business savvy can do when combined into one dynamic package.

Directing his energy and talents into the creation of a hub for jazz, Weeds launched The Cellar in July of 2001, his hybrid jazz club/recording studio that has become world renowned for its excellence in jazz presentations and catalogue of recorded jazz artists.

A graduate of North Texas University where attended on a scholarship, Weeds is a highly regarded musician and boasts a long list of performance credits including such international names as Lou Donaldson, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Harold Mabern, and Canadian giants Brad Turner, Hugh Fraser, and Don Thompson among the many.

While attending university Weeds got his start in radio, hosting two shows at KNTU in the Denton-Dallas-Fort Worth area. Today he hosts the ‘Chasin the Train’ program on 102.7 FM, a weekly ninety-minute program out of Vancouver.

Cellar Jazz, the record label founded by Weeds in 2001, was created from dozens of tapes of performances at the Cellar Jazz club, the result a compilation CD Maximum Jazz presents: Live at the Cellar (2001). This began Weed’ producing career, which now numbers over 7 years and 40 titles to his credit.

Stay tuned for another fine Cellar Live release in the near future, this time with Cory Weeds name stamped on it.

for more info visit www.cellarjazz.com

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