IWP with Meg Okura/Sam Newsome
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

IWP with Meg Okura/Sam Newsome

IMPROV WORKSHOP PROJECT INVITES
SAM NEWSOME (saxophone) MEG OKURA (violin)

Also featuring:
Jean-Michel Pilc (piano)
Kevin Dean (trumpet)
Jonathan Orland (alto saxophone)
Juan Sebastian Delgado (cello)
Pierre Mendola (flute)
Annie Dominique (bass clarinet & tenor saxophone)
Edouard Touchette (trombone)
Cole Birney-Stewart (bass)
Michel Lambert (drums)
Summer Kodama (bass)
Thom Gossage (drums)
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TICKETS: (sold exclusively at the door):
General admission: $15.00
Students: $10.00
Students/Faculty of the Schulich School of Music: Free entry Accepted methods of payment: cash only

ACCESSIBILITY:
Wheelchair access is via the door at the main entrance of the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building. Tanna Schulich Hall is located directly in front of the main entrance.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Deemed the queen of chamber jazz by All About Jazz, the violinist-composer Meg Okura blends East and West in modern jazz. Her Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble, a one-of-a-kind jazz group based in New York has released four albums- Meg Okura’s Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble (2006), Naima (2010), and Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto (2013), and the Ima Ima (2018).

“From Asia to Africa and the Americas, and from classical to jazz—via the inspiration of electronic music—Okura sees beauty everywhere and translates it into her own exquisite idiom.”
- All About Jazz

For more about Meg Okura, visit: https://www.megokura.com

New York-based saxophonist and composer Sam Newsome works primarily in the medium of solo saxophone, an approach for which he gained world-wide critical acclaim with the release of his 2009 recording Blue Soliloquy: Solo Works for Soprano Saxophone, which received a five-star review in Downbeat magazine.

"Newsome expands the sound of a single soprano into a one-man band." - Mark Corroto, All About Jazz

For more about Sam Newsome, visit: www.somenewmusic.com

Together, Okura, Newsome and PIlc released 'NPO Trio Live at The Stone' (Chant Records, 2018)

"a captivating hour-long set of music....the three musicians have an instantly-apparent rapport, with a synthetic vision that provides impressive cohesion and focus, despite the fully-improvised nature of the performance. ...an album that offers such an inventive, expansive approach to music-making."
- Troy Dostert, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

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