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dan austin quartet

This event happens on Oct 6, 2017.

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dan austin oct. 6Dan Austin has been a freelance bass player and vocalist for the last 20 years. A graduate of York University’s jazz performance program, Dan has performed with such artists as; Matt Dusk, Paul Aitken, and Methodology. He is currently the Head of Music at GCVI in Guelph, and, after taking a few years off from performing to spend time with his two young children.

Steve Macdonald is a well known Canadian saxophonist; being a featured member and music director for Decca recording artist, Matt Dusk, since 2003. Steve is a graduate of the York University Jazz program, and currently makes his living as a performer, composer, and arranger.

Ted Warren studied Music at Montreal’s McGill University, and received a certificate in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He teaches in the Jazz Studies programs at both Humber College in Toronto and Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, and is also a well-regarded clinician and adjudicator. An active member of Canada’s jazz scene, Warren has a solid reputation as a musical, versatile drummer. He fronts his own quartet, Ted’s Warren Commission, which released their debut CD, First Time Caller, to critical acclaim in 2004. He was the latest drummer with Rob McConnell’s famed The Boss Brass and can be heard on six of their recent CDs, including Velvet and Brass (with Mel Torme), From Lush to Lively (with Oliver Jones), Even Canadians Get the Blues, and The Boss Brass Plays the Jazz Classics. He is a member of ensembles led by Mike Murley, Mike Downes, Kieran Overs, Roy Patterson, Ted Quinlan, and Kevin Turcotte.

Adrean Farrugia fell in love with the piano at age 12. He began extensive classical studies and at the age of 18 was bitten by the Jazz bug and has never looked back. Since then he has dedicated his life to bringing music into the lives of anyone willing to listen. He has performed across Canada, the United States, Japan, the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Israel, and Australia. He has appeared on more than 30 recordings and has shared the stage with internationally renowned artists such as Sheila Jordan, Ernie Watts, Tom Scott, Kenny Wheeler, Joel Frahm, Jane Bunnett, Brad Goode, Curtis Fuller and Matt Dusk, as well as many of Canada’s greatest musical luminaries.

 

 

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