So thrilled to be performing in Montreal with VCMI alumni trumpets Ellwood Epps
''Montreal's trumpet luminary'' -Lawrence Joseph, Signal to Noise magazine
''A one-man scene-maker'' -Mike Chamberlain, Hour magazine
''Epps...has undeniably been the motor behind the current (Montreal) scene.'' -Paul Serralheiro, Montrealserai.com
In Montreal, Epps also began working with players of his own generation including Martel, Lauzier, Josh Zubot, and Isaiah Ceccarelli. Epps was an original member of Martel's Quartetski, and appears on its debut recording, ''Quartetski does Prokofiev''. In 2007 he formed Pink Saliva with Michel F Côté and Alexandre St-Onge. The band has released 6 recordings, and won the François Marcaurelle prize at the Off Jazz Festival in 2012. He is also a longstanding member of Nicolas Caloia's Ratchet Orchestra, John Heward's Murray Street Band, Land of Marigold (a duet with Josh Zubot) and has played in most of Jean Derome's large ensembles over the past 10 years. Recently he has recorded and toured as a duet with saxophonist Yves Charuest (''La Passe'' was released in 2014 on Small Scale Records)
Ellwood has recorded over 60 records for diverse labels including Ambiances Magnetiques, &Records, and Constellation (Montreal), VICTO, Rogue Art (France), Majmua (Philadelphia), Kakutopia (UK), Panospria and Drip Audio (Vancouver), Barnyard (Toronto), and Bug Incision (Calgary).
19 septembre, Montréal: Grdina/Houle/Loewen + Epps à La Passe, 1214 de la Montagne. 21h00, $10 (Trio & Quartet sets)