The Kelby MacNayr Quintet featuring Louise Rose

March 8, 2009 at 10:04 am (jazz, music, performance)

The Kelby MacNayr Quintet featuring special guest Louise Rose

– LIVE!! – at Hermann’s Jazz Club –

Sunday, March 22nd

The Kelby MacNayr Quintet performs ground-breaking original music and selected works from the deeply swinging tradition of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and John Coltrane through modern songwriters Joe Lovano and Jim Hall.

Featuring very special guest pianist and singer Louise Rose, the group will draw from enigmatic original compositions and their favourites from the traditions of gospel and the great American Song Book.

Alfons Fear (trumpet) Roy Styffe (alto) Sean Drabitt (bass) Kelby MacNayr (drums)

Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club 753 View St. Victoria, B.C.

When: Sunday, March 22nd, 8 p.m.

Cost: $10/8 Reservations & info please contact Hermann’s Jazz Club at (250) 388-9166

Guest Artist Bio: Louise Rose is a consummate performer. A talented pianist, vocalist and actress, Louise was formally trained in piano, organ, voice, conducting and arranging. Some of her studies were with Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein. She has performed extensively for radio and television, hosting at one time the highest rating program on cable “Let’s Sing Again.” Louise has perfromed with among others Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Brown. Drummer/percussionist Kelby MacNayr has honed his skills performing with some of the most respected performers in jazz, pop, world-musics, Classical and new music. He has performed live on national broadcast for CBC Radio, CBC Television and National Public Radio in the United States, and has performed extensively at major festivals and performance venues across Canada and the Western United States. Kelby is the artistic director of the Art of the Trio Series and leads the Kelby MacNayr Quintet, an ensemble dedicated to exploring original composition in jazz featuring some of Canada’s leading creative voices. Kelby has composes for theatre, dance and small jazz ensemble and has been fortunate to study under many of his musical heroes in the traditions of jazz, Cuban folkloric music and classical percussion.

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