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October 14, 2009

Dino Dominelli Quartet Returns to Edmonton Jazz Club

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, Canada

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Dino Dominelli Quartet
Friday, October 16 at 9pm
Jeffrey’s Cafe, Edmonton

Versatile Saxophonist Leads Quartet for a Night of Contemporary Jazz

The Dino Dominelli Quartet makes a return to Edmonton’s Jeffrey’s Cafe to showcase an evening of modern Jazz.

Formed and lead by Dino Dominelli (tenor & soprano saxophones), quartet members include fellow Edmonton musicians Paul Richey (keyboards), John Taylor (bass) and Sandro Dominelli (drums). The group will perform their unique take on contemporary jazz.

Saxophonist, composer and educator Dino Dominelli is immersed in many forms of jazz from Post Bop to Modern Jazz, and also takes a keen interest in traditional Asian and European music. Fusing these musical concepts into his own style, Dino performs his original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards.

Living in Toronto from 1995-98 and again 2002-04, he performed around the city while studying with legendary saxophonist Pat La Barbera and multi-instrumentalist Don Thompson.

Since that time he has performed throughout North America and Asia, sharing the stage with internationally renowned musicians such as Piano Seven (Switzerland), Xioa Bai(Taiwan), Robbin Harris (Hong Kong), and US artists Charles Blenzig Trio and Arturo Sandoval, among them.

Now Alberta based, Dino is an in-demand player in both live performance and studio settings. Known for his versatility and impressive chops, Dino has performed with international pop greats The Shirelle Sisters, Alfie Zappacosta and Jack Semple, as well as Canadian jazz notables P.J Perry, Bernie Senenski, Jake Langley, Sandro Dominelli, Jim Head, Chris Andrew and George Blondheim. Dino appears on albums by vocalist Shelly Jones, Sandro Dominelli, Andrew Glover and George Blondheim, and has plans to release a new Rawlco recording over the next months.

for more info visit www.dinodominelli.com

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