Thrilled to be performing again at StudioLive, Roger Baird’s jewel of a venue in beautiful Cumberland, BC. This time I am bringing this exceptional trio with two of my most esteemed colleagues, Dr. Jared Burrows on guitar, and Joe Sorbara on drums. Don’t miss this, Comox Valley people!!!
A new trio for the ages. I’ve had the good fortune of working with these individuals on various projects over the year, so I’m thrilled to be able to bring them together for a short tour of Vancouver Island!
June 22 - StudioLive - Cumberland
June 23 - Highway 19 Concert Series - Campbell River
ITACA is a trans-atlantic collaboration between eminent Italian and Canadian musicians in the field of avant-jazz and improvised music.
Their music is dynamic, rhythmic and rich with improvisatory possibilities. Alessandro Fedrigo (bass) and Nicola Fazzini (sax) have performed at the Toronto Jazz Festival with Nick Fraser, and with François Houle at the Vancouver Jazz Festival.
Thrilled to be performing at the National Arts Centre’s 4th Stage! ITACA is a trans-atlantic collaboration between eminent Italian and Canadian musicians in the field of avant-jazz and improvised music.
Their music is dynamic, rhythmic and rich with improvisatory possibilities. Alessandro Fedrigo (bass) and Nicola Fazzini (sax) have performed at the Toronto Jazz Festival with Nick Fraser, and with François Houle at the Vancouver Jazz Festival. Strong from these meetings, these four musicians decided to join forces to form a unique international collaboration. Featuring new works composed especially for this Canadian tour
One of the UK’s fastest rising stars, pianist Alexander Hawkins has worked with Evan Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, and Louis Moholo-Moholo. Drummer Harris Eisenstadt (Anthony Braxton, John Zorn) is among the most versatile and prolific musicians of his generation, while tirelessly inventive Vancouver clarinetist François Houle takes every collaboration into wonderfully unexpected territories.
Generosity, cooperation, connection, and mutual admiration are the essential components—the life blood—of creative music. This is the spirit that brings us a dynamic trans-Atlantic collaboration between Italian composer/improvisers Alessandro Fedrigo bass and saxophonist Nicola Fazzini and their Canadian avant-jazz counterparts François Houle clarinet and Toronto-based drummer Nick Fraser. This new quartet is touring Canada in June, with stops in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.
Excited to reunite with my long time collaborator, the extraordinary French pianist Benoît Delbecq for a one-off performance at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival. For this concert we’ll present new compositions, and revisit works from our recording output, spanning 20+ years of collaborations.
Itamar Erez "Mi Alegria" CD launch show:
Thu. July 11th 7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:00pm (All Ages)$20 Adv/$25 at the Door ($5 discount for Students)
Itamar Erez- guitar, piano
François Houle- clarinet
James Meger- bass
Kevin Romain- drums
Itamar's music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply.
It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own. This award-winning and internationally renowned musician offers a glimpse into his rich and inventive musical universe of original world/jazz in concert this June, accompanied by a who's-who of Vancouver musicianship.
On July11th Itamar will launch his groundbreaking new release and 4th CD “Mi Alegria” at Hermann's in Victoria.
The CD includes stunning new works with collaborating local and international musicians such as:
Francois Houle (clarinet), Hamin Honari (percussion), James Meger (bass), Kevin Romain (drums), Ilan Salem (flute), Dani Benedikt (percussion), and Celso Machado (percussion).
Itamar's new quartet will be featured in this show: Itamar Erez (guitars & piano), Francois Houle (clarinet), James Meger (bass) and Kevin Romain (drums). http://www.itamarerez.com
Houle/Meger/Sorbara is a placeholder name for a new Canadian creative music power trio featuring clarinetist, François Houle, bassist, James Meger, and percussionist, Joe Sorbara. These stalwart sonic adventurers come together to breath life into a diverse book of compositions penned by the trio's members as well as free jazz and experimental music luminaries such as Anthony Braxton and James Carter.
Canadian clarinettist Franky Howe performs in trio with percussionist Gerry Hemingway and pianist Kris Davis. This trio is a premiere performance by these stellar musicians; the members have performed together in other formations, but never in this format.
A Little Lunch Music features a series of free noon-hour concerts by a variety of local musicians in all genres of music including jazz, classical, pop and folk.
Looking forward to a duo set with Claus Boesser-Ferrari, the last of three performances with him in Germany (see calendar for other performances).
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3rd of four concerts in Germany with Claus Boesser-Ferrari. This time we are performing at MAX in Hemsbach, along with other fine guitarists, including Edoardo Bignozzi
Thrilled to be performing with my wonderful Italian friends Nicola Fazzini and Alessandro Fedrigo at the Vancouver Jazz Festival. Great guys, fantastic musicians. Skye Brooks is joining us for a great set of original compositions by these stellar musicians.
Turning Point Ensemble goes fifth stream in a concert that brings to Vancouver three of the most innovative and influential musicians crossing and eliminating the boundaries between jazz and new music – John Hollenbeck, Quinsin Nachoff and François Houle.
“The threesome navigated through a wider landscape of sound with meandering lyrical passages, encircling eerie plateaus and sudden about- turns into wild abysses triggering raucous rides and accumulation of sound that went hazy and eventually dissolved, giving leeway to bouncing, hard hitting maneuvers.” —Henning Bolte, All About Jazz, December 2016
An evening with Itamar Erez and Adama, with Francois Houle clarinet, Laurence Mollerup double bass, Liam Macdonald drums and Nick Apivor marimba & vibes.
We'll be playing all of the Adama songbook along with new works penned by one of the most remarkable voice on the Canadian scene today!
A special concert this Saturday with Brazilian singer (and Montreal resident) Flaviá Nascimento and Itamar Erez. We'll be playing original compositions by Flaviá and Itamar, along with some material drawn from the rich music history of Brazil.
Quiet City & Vancouver New Music present:
⋆✵✧ GAME OF DRONES ✧✵⋆
Taking inspiration from game pieces by composers like Wolff, Xenakis, and Zorn, our objective will be to create one continuous piece of music over the duration of the event. A roster of local players (both acoustic and electronic) will be assigned random timeslots of 30 minutes in the schedule, with a new player joining or leaving the stage every 15 minutes.
National Drone Day was initiated in 2004 by Weird Canada: http://droneday.org/
A very special evening performing in Ottawa along with the ever creative mind of Petr Cancura and his crazy band Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang!
Adventurous solo clarinet improvisations, inhabiting the stunning imagery of visual artist Jeannette Hicks.