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October 27, 2008

Morgan Childs Quintet Releases Debut CD

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz CD release, Canada

Morgan Childs

Morgan Childs Quintet
CD Release Time (Cellar Jazz 2008)
Canada Tour Dates

Tour Dates Across Canada Set for CD Release Celebrations

Vancouver jazz drummer, composer and bandleader Morgan Childs heads out on tour this week in celebration of the release of his new CD, Time. Joining Morgan for the tour are Chris Davis (trumpet), Evan Arntzen (saxophone), Amanda Tosoff (piano) and Sean Cronin (bass).

Time (Cellar Live, 2008) was recorded live in Vancouver at Cellar Jazz and marks the debut release for the Morgan Childs Quintet. The album sees the group performing rarely recorded bop repertoire reminiscent of the great quintets of the 50’s & 60’s.

Vancouver native Morgan Childs has been playing drums since childhood. Now 24, Childs has since carved a reputation as one of the leading lights of up-and-coming Canadian jazz stars. Morgan lists drummer Blaine Wikjord, trombonist/composer Dave Robbins and pianists Ross Taggart and Chris Sigerson as major influences.

Childs currently leads his own ensembles as well as performs regularly in groups led by pianist Amanda Tosoff. An in-demand sideman, Childs has also shared the stage with artists including Phil Dwyer, Hugh Fraser, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Mike Allen, Bruno Hubert, Bill Coon, Rob Scheps, Laila Biali, Chris Gale, and many others.

Morgan Childs is a recipient of the Fraser MacPherson Music Scholarship Fund and the Galaxie Rising Star Award (Amanda Tosoff Quartet, 2007).

Morgan Childs Quintet – CD Release Tour Dates

Thursday, October 30th
Morgan Childs Quintet
CD Release / Time
Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere BC
Doors: 8, Show: 8:30pm
Chris Davis (trumpet), Evan Arntzen (saxophone), Amanda Tosoff (piano), Sean Cronin (bass), Morgan Childs (drums)

Friday, October 31st
Morgan Childs Quintet
Beatniq Jazz Club
Calgary, AB
Chris Davis (trumpet), Evan Arntzen (saxophone), Amanda Tosoff (piano), Sean Cronin (bass), Morgan Childs (drums)

Saturday, November 1st
Morgan Childs Quintet
Yardbird Suite
Edmonton, AB
Chris Davis (trumpet), Evan Arntzen (saxophone), Amanda Tosoff (piano), Sean Cronin (bass), Morgan Childs (drums)

Tuesday, November 4th
Rex Hotel
TORONTO, ON
Jam session hosted by Morgan Childs, Robi Botos (piano), Mark Cashion (bass)

Friday, November 7th
Amanda Tosoff Trio
Guelph, ON
Amanda Tosoff (Fender Rhodes), Brendan Davis (bass), Morgan Childs (drums)

Saturday, November 8th
Amanda Tosoff Trio
Kitchener-Waterloo, ON
Bikram’s Yoga KW Grand Opening, 3-5:30pm
Amanda Tosoff (Fender Rhodes), Brendan Davis (bass), Morgan Childs (drums)

Saturday, November 8th
Morgan Childs/Amanda Tosoff Quintet
The Rex Hotel, Queen Street
Toronto, ON
Performing music from both Morgan & Amanda’s new CDs, with a Toronto group including William Sperandei (trumpet), Chris Gale (saxophones)

for more info visit www.myspace.com/morganchilds

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