twenty kilometer jazz diet feat. tyler wagler
This event happens on Sep 20, 2012.
Based on the idea of supporting local resources, the Twenty Kilometer Jazz Diet consists of musicians who all reside in the Guelph area. On any given Thursday at manhattans pizza bistro.music club in Guelph, ON, you could catch any combination of musicians. You never know who will drop in to jam!
All the members of the group are professional musicians who make their living playing and teaching jazz music. Many of them have toured the world playing various music festivals in England, Australia, across the US and Canada. All have attended, graduated or taught at jazz programs in York University, McGill, Humber, Mohawk and University of Toronto.
“Everyone is local somewhere.” Mulgrew Miller.
Local musicians that have played with the group are Ted Warren, Brent Rowan, Jesse Turton, Adam Bowman, Jason Raso, Tyler Wagler, Stephen Zuccala, Jeff Daniels, Tom Hammerton, Ben Jokela, and Joni Nehrita to name just a few.
20km Jazz Diet is on facebook.
Tonight’s feature guest is Tyler Wagler.
Tyler Wagler is a double bass player, guitarist and composer currently living in Guelph. Beginning his musical life learning Beatles songs on the guitar he quickly gravitated to jazz, blues and the double bass as a teenager. After high school Wagler moved from his hometown of Owen Sound to study jazz performance at Humber College in Toronto. While attending Humber he had the privilege of studying with master musicians such as Don Thompson, Mike Downes and Pat Kilbride. Since graduating he has been busy playing a huge variety of styles from reggae to folk to bebop. Wagler honed his composing chops playing with and writing for modern jazz quintet Sploink, who’s debut CD featured five of his compositions. As a songwriter Wagler also has an EP out under his own name. Since 2009 Wagler has been based in Guelph and is active in several facets of the cities diverse musical community, including performing every second Sunday at Manhattans with pianist Thom Hammerton.