Easy Fridays – The “jeru” Quartet: Music of the Legendary Chet Baker
DateJuly 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VenuePondview Estates Winery
The “jeru” Quartet featuring top Canadian veteran jazz musicians Pol Coussée, Steve McDade, Pat Collins and Terry Clarke, winners of Juno and Grammy awards.
An evening celebrating the music of legendary Chet Baker, the famous American jazz trumpeter and vocalist described by British Jazz critic Dave Gelly as “James Dean, Sinatra, and Bix, rolled into one”.
Pol Coussée (saxophone and clarinet) has backed up such artists as iconic singers Sammy Davis Jnr., Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Lewis, and toured and recorded with Aretha Franklin, Barry White, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, and Elton John among others. His career has included playing in orchestras and in theatre productions, including Cats, Chicago, Dirty Dancing, Rocky Horror show and many more.
Steve McDade, (trumpet/flugelhorn) has played and recorded with some of the biggest names, ensembles, bands, and orchestras on the arts and entertainment scene including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall, and Ella Fitzgerald. As a commercial and jazz trumpet player, McDade has played in a variety of Motion Picture soundtracks, and themes for a lengthy list of important TV shows and musical productions including Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Chicago, and many others. Read more information at http://www.stevemcdade.com/
Bassist Pat Collins has performed with such jazz luminaries as Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Ed Bickert, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Peter Appleyard, and many more. Collins is in demand as a clinician at universities and colleges all over North America, while at the same time, maintains a busy performance schedule in the Toronto area, and leads his own quartet and trio. Read more information at www.patcollinsbass.com
Juno award winning drummer, and Member of the Order of Canada, Terry Clarke has worked with the legendary saxophonist, John Handy III, the Grammy-winning pop vocal group, “The Fifth Dimension”, and toured extensively with piano great Oscar Peterson. His recording on the Blue Music Group Label, It’s About Time, was the winner of “The Best Traditional Jazz Recording” at the 2010 JUNO Awards.