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December 25, 2008

CJazz Presents Gary Peacock

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Gary Peacock

CJazz Presents
Gary Peacock
Friday, January 30
Engineered Air Theatre, Calgary

Jazz Master to Perform With Canadian Musicians

Calgary’s jazz festival organization, CJazz, has announced that it will be presenting legendary jazz bassist Gary Peacock in concert on Friday, January 30, at the Epcor Centre’s Engineered Air Theatre. Joining Peacock for the performance are Vancouver pianist Chris Gestrin and Halifax based drummer, Gerry Granelli. Opening for the concert are the leading Calgary trio of Keith Smith (guitar), Simon Fisk (bass) and Robin Tufts (drums).

Known for his subtle style, Gary Peacock is a highly creative artist who has been a member of numerous acclaimed ensembles with such greats as Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Paul Bley, and many more. Originally a pianist, Peacock switched to bass in the mid-’50s, going on to become one of the most recognized players in jazz history.

Peacock spent time in Los Angeles during the 50’s working with Barney Kessel, Don Ellis, Terry Gibbs and Paul Bley before moving to New York in the ’60s when he worked with Bill Evans (1962-1963), the Paul Bley trio, Jimmy Giuffre, Roland Kirk, George Russell and Miles Davis. During this time he began touring Europe, working with Albert Ayler, Roswell Rudd and Steve Lacy. Starting in the late ’70s and continuing today is his trio work with Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette.

for more info visit www.calgaryjazz.com

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