Wednesday 11th May 2022
£30.00 - £45.00
Line-up: KIRK MacDONALD tenor sax; DERRICK GARDNER trumpet; LORNE LOFSKY guitar; BRIAN DICKINSON piano; NEIL SWAINSON bass; BERND REITER drums & VIRGINIA MacDONALD clarinet
The Canadian Jazz Collective (CJC) Septet led by Award-Winning composer/instrumentalists, saxophonist Kirk MacDonald, trumpeter Derrick Gardner and guitarist, Lorne Lofsky, presents compositions from their vast, individual catalogues of original compositions, newly arranged for jazz Septet. Formed with the purpose of creative collaboration, the Septet also features Rising Star clarinetist Virginia MacDonald, bassist Neil Swainson, pianist Brian Dickinson, Austrian drummer Reiter.
The Collective’s May 2022 European Concert and Recording Tour celebrates the blending of three unique artistic voices, through the creation of a new 7-piece ensemble that shares a new approach to their music, bringing their distinctive compositional personalities as composers and their virtuosic, world-class artistry as performers, to new international audiences.
The Canadian Jazz Collective will travel to Europe in early May 2022, landing in Paris, France, to showcase the compositions of the ensemble leaders at a jazz industry event facilitated by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, and to perform a public concert at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, both events scheduled for May 5th, 2022.
The Canadian Jazz Collective has already received multiple invitations/letters of support from the Canadian Trade Commissioner’s Office and the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, France for these events.
Additionally, The Canadian Jazz Collective has garnered support from German promoter/record producer Friedhelm Schulz and MPS Studios in Villingen, Germany to record a performance at MPS’ iconic studio in the Black Forest. The recording will be released on CD, vinyl, and all digital platforms in May 2023, and all planned recording/performance events in France and Germany will take place between May 1st and May 9th of 2022.