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March 31, 2009

Pat Coleman Quintet Tours West Coast

Written by
cindy mcleod
Pat Coleman

Pat Coleman Quintet
West Coast Tour
April 2-11

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Jazz guitarist and composer Pat Coleman hits the road with his new Quintet for a west-coast tour, “Drivin’ with the Pat Coleman Quintet,” April 2-11. Informed by post-bop and modal jazz, Coleman is joined by Mike Allen and Monik Nordine (saxophones), and Juno Award winners Ken Lister (bass) and Buff Allen (drums), and will be performing original material and jazz standards.

Pat Coleman is known for his technical prowess and distinct, lyrical approach. A British transplant who now makes the west coast his home, the masterly musician has a lengthy career as both leader and sideman, performing and recording in a variety of formats with greats such as Quincy Jones, Pat Laberbera, Tommy Banks, P.J. Perry and many more.

Tenor man Mike Allen, winner of the 2003 Western Canadian Music Award for ‘Outstanding Jazz Recording’ for his trio album Dialectic, is also profiled in author Mark Miller’s “Miller Companion to Jazz in Canada”.

Monik Nordine, originally from Salt Spring Island, was Mike Allen’s student at McGill University during the ’90s. Nordine has appeared with artists such as Michael Buble, Rob McConnell, P.J. Perry and Paul Horn, and appears on the album Blue Comedy with the Pat Coleman Quartet.

Ken Lister and Buff Allen captured Juno Awards working with trombonist Hugh Fraser and are two of Canada’s most sought after jazz players.

Cellar Jazz, Vancouver (April 2)
Community Hall, Saturna Island (April 3)
Hermann’s Jazz Bar, Victoria (April 4)
The Red Martini Grill, Nanaimo (April 5)
Joe’s Garage, Courtenay (April 10)
The Blue Roof, Lasqueti Island (April 11)

Ticket prices and start times vary with the venue.

for more info visit www.moniknordine.com

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