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March 17, 2010

Saxophonist Darren Sigesmund Releases New CD

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, Canada

Darren Sigesmund

Jazz CD Release Tour
Darren Sigesmund Strands ll
Saturday, March 20
The Bassment, Saskatoon

Sigesmund On Tour with All-Star Sextet

Toronto based trombonist, composer, and band leader Darren Sigesmund brings his all-star group Strands to the Bassment in Saskatoon on Saturday, March 20th at 9pm.

Touring in support of his acclaimed new release, Strands ll, featuring Sigesmund’s compositions a contemporary blend of jazz, Latin and classical influences. The album, garnering praise from critics and fans alike, was named one of the Top Ten albums of 2009 by the Ottawa Citizen. Strands 11 follows on the heels of Sigesmunds 2008 debut CD, Strands (TIMELY MANOR).

Sigesmund has led his Strands ensemble, currently formed by Eliana Cuevas (vocal), Luis Deniz (alto saxophone), Reg Scwager (guitar), Jim Vivian (bass) and Ethan Ardelli (drums), since 2003 and toured throughout Europe, Canada, Asia and Australia.

Darren has studied and performed at the internationally renowned Banff Jazz Workshop with such acclaimed artists as Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, Julian Priester, Richie Beirach, Dave Liebman, Steve Coleman, Don Thompson, Pat Labarbara, and Hugh Fraser, as well as privately with Michael Davis (New York), Ian McDougall (University of Victoria), Jerry Johnson (Stratford Festival) and Gord Sweeny (Toronto Symphony). After studying at the University of Toronto for Jazz Performance Program, Darren honed his composition skills under the tutelage of Toronto instructor Frank Falco.

Darren currently teaches piano at Humber College and privately. He is also an accomplished professional chef, having cooked for several years in some of Toronto’s finest restaurants after his apprenticeship with celebrated chef Michael Stadtlander at Eigensinn Farm.

for more info visit www.darrensigesmund.com

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