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September 16, 2010

Jazz Legends Phil Dwyer & Don Thompson Perform Rare Duo Concert

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz music

Don Thompson & Phil Dwyer

Jazz Is Society of Alberta
presents
Canadian Jazz Legends
Don Thompson & Phil Dwyer
Saturday, Oct 16 at 9pm
Beat Niq, Calgary

Jazz Is Society Kicks Off 2010-11 Season with Rare Duo Jazz Concert

The Jazz Is Society of Alberta is pleased to present Canadian Jazz Legends Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson in a rare duo concert on Saturday, October 16th at 9:00 PM at Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club.

Two legends in Canadian jazz, Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson, perform in concert to kick off the Jazz Is Society of Alberta’s 2010-11 concert season. Both talented multi-instrumentalists, for the concert Dwyer takes up his tenor saxophone, while Thompson will perform on piano.

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and educator Phil Dwyer is perhaps most renowned for his breathtakingly beautiful performances on tenor saxophone but is equally at home at the piano. Dwyer has performed on over 20 JUNO nominated albums (including 4 winners), has twice been named Canada’s Saxophonist of the Year and received the Best Arranger nod. Dwyer’s impressive credits include performing and/or recording with such greats as Dave Holland, Jim Hall and Tom Harrell, to name but a few.

One of the nation’s most honoured leaders in jazz, Don Thompson is a master musician who performs on a number of instruments including bass, piano, vibraphone and drums, as well as being a recognized composer, arranger and educator. Thompson’s illustrious music career includes performing/recording with fellow Canadian greats, Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass, Ed Bickert, Lenny Breau and Sonny Greenwich among the many, as well as international giants such as Jim Hall, Sarah Vaughn, Joe Henderson, Red Rodney and a host of others. Thompson was a faculty member of the Banff Centre for Performing Arts and is a freelance musician, teacher and leader of his own quartet.

for tickets & more info visit www.jazzis.org

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