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March 24, 2008

Saxophonist Gerry Hebert Celebrates New Jazz CD Release

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz CD release, Canada


Gerry Hebert Quartet
Friday, March 28
University Theatre
University of Calgary

Hebert Performs Featured Concert in Support of Release

Calgary saxophonist Gerry Hebert celebrates the release his latest jazz offering, The Beat Niq Sessions Volume 2: Constructive Interference, with a featured concert on Friday, March 28 at the University Theatre at the U of C. Joining Hebert for the concert are the musicians appearing on the album, with Aaron Young (guitar), Simon Fisk (bass) and Jon May (drums). Opening for the evening’s performance is the Oliver Westall Quintet.

The Beat Niq Sessions Volume 2: Constructive Interference, on Calgary-based independent Plunge Records, was inspired by sessions at Beat Niq Jazz & Social club, and showcases Hebert’s original compositions along with select covers by the Beatles, Peter Gabriel and Oscar Peterson among them. The album follows Hebert’s debut release, The Beat Niq Sessions Volume 1: 6th Ave & 2am (2003), which featured the Gerry Hebert Quartet.

A long-time member of the Calgary music scene, Gerry Hebert owns and operates The Jazz Edge Corporation and is responsible for the presentation of many jazz events in the city, including acting as programmer for Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club. More recently he’s been serving as President of the Calgary Musician’s Association.

An in-demand educator, Hebert is a Yamaha clinician and the founder/director of the Calgary Youth Jazz Orchestra. He’s also known for his work with the Swinging Bovines, co-founding the local saxophone quartet who went on to release 3 CDs and performed over 500 concerts on tours across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. A busy performing and studio musician, Hebert has also contributed his voice to 18 other recording projects.

for more information visit www.myspace.com/gerryhebertquartet

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