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September 16, 2009

1st Annual Rossland Jazzfest Kicks Off

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Rossland Old Fire Hire Jazz Festival

1st Annual
Rossland Jazz Festival
Sept 23-27
Rossland, BC

Intimate Venue Provides Home for Jazz

Rossland, BC is home to a brand new jazz festival that will feature 25 world-class musicians in the intimate environment of the village’s old fire hall, from September 23-27.

Featuring 25 world-class musicians in some of jazz music’s leading ensembles, 100 lucky jazz lovers will have the chance to hear greats such as the Cory Weeds Quintet with Jim Rotondi, Mark DeJong and the Outer Bridge Ensemble, Sinistrio, and Rossland based group The Clinton Administration.

The mountain village’s historic fire hall, now converted into a multi-use facility with dining, hotel, performance space and condos, will host this year’s event as well as festival patrons with all-inclusive packages available in limited numbers.

Rossland Jazzfest kicks off September 23rd with Vancouver-based Cory Weeds Quintet, featuring the tenor saxophonist and an all-star group with Ross Taggart (piano), Ken Lister (bass) and Jesse Cahill (drums) along with renowned trumpeter Jim Rotondi (New York). Calgary-based Hammond B3 Organ trio Sinistrio perform their take on contemporary jazz on the 24th in a double-header show that also features Rossland’s own funk-masters The Clinton Administration. Trumpeter Brad Turner (Vancouver) is joined by one of the nation’s greatest rhythm-sections with AndrĂ© Lachance (bass), Bruno Hubert (piano) and Dylan van der Schyff (drums). Saskatoon-based saxophonist Mark DeJong and the Outer Bridge Ensemble, nominated for this year’s WCMA award for Jazz Album of the Year, appear on Sept. 26th, while closing out the festival is Vancouver based guitarist Gordon Grdina and his Trio on Sept. 27.

A five-day pass is only $100.

for more info visit Rossland Old Fire Hall Jazz Festival

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