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May 25, 2008

Contemporary Jazz Greats Metalwood in Calgary

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, Canada


Saturday, May 31
Lord Beaverbrook High School, Calgary

Workshop & Concert Slated for Calgary Date

One of the nation’s leading jazz fusion ensembles, Metalwood appears in Calgary at Lord Beaverbrook High School as presented by CADME (Calgary Association for the Development of Music Education).

Featuring trumpeter/pianist Brad Turner, bassist Chris Tarry, saxophonist Mike Murley and drummer Ian Froman, Metalwood will conduct a workshop from 3:00 – 4:00 pm and then perform in concert at 7:30 pm.

The jazz foursome known as Metalwood formed in 1997, and released a self-titled debut album that same year; an album that was completed only days after the talented members performed together for the first time. Between that formation and 2002, the group completed one album a year. They also drew lots of earnest acclaim from both jazz reviewers and fans. The debut album from Metalwood earned the band a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 1998. The sophomore album, Metalwood 2, brought a second Juno for the band.

C.A.D.M.E. is a not for profit organization who’s mission is to provide funding for projects either in or for schools which advance music education in the greater Calgary area. Overseeing activities are a collective of music educators including Kevin Willms of Ernest Manning High School, Jeff Part of Nickle Jr High School, Chris Herard of St. Mary’s High School, Kathryn Riben of Lester B. Pearson High School, Jim Finkbeiner of Henry Wise Wood School, Jackie of Crowell Hugh Sutherland High School (Carstairs, Alberta) and Trevor Waters of William Aberhart High School.

for more info call 217-1254

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