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Jazz Masters – Phil Nimmons and David Braid

July 28 @ 7:30 pm

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Co-presented with TD Niagara Jazz Festival  –  Juno winners Phil Nimmons (clarinet) and David Braid (piano) dazzle audiences with their new-age jazz interpretations and improvisations.

Tickets from $45 + HST – St. Mark’s Church


Phil Nimmons

clarinet, jazz

Philip (Phil) Nimmons (clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, bandleader, educator) was born on June 3, 1923 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. He was raised in Vancouver and began playing clarinet in high school. He graduated in pre-Med from UBC in 1944, but soon turned his focus to Music. Through his post- secondary years at the University of British Columbia, he played in local dance bands and joined the jazz quintet of guitarist Ray Norris. He earned a scholarship to study at the Julliard School of Music in New York and later studied composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. One of the country’s most outstanding jazz artists, Phil Nimmons is widely acknowledged as having done more than almost any other musician to bring jazz into the mainstream of Canadian culture. He is unique in this country as a performer, composer, educator, clinician and artistic director of music programs. He is a multimedia composer of over 400 original contemporary classical and jazz compositions written for stage, television, radio, and film, in addition to hundreds of jazz orchestrations. Complete biography

David Braid

piano, jazz

"Sophisticated and authentic" – New York Observer. "Refreshingly uncategorizable" – Paris Transatlantic.
Hailed in the Canadian press as "one of his country’s true renaissance men when it comes to music" (The Ottawa Citizen), and "a jazz genius to call our own" (Maclean’s Magazine), composer and pianist, David Braid is an eight-time Juno nominee, and winner of three Juno Awards for his solo piano recording, ’Verge’, large ensemble recording, ’The David Braid Sextet Live.’, and small ensemble, "The North". Braid concertizes his original music and improvisations in the UK, Scandinavia, Continental Europe, Russia, China, Australia, The United States, and Canada. His arrangements and compositions were an integral part of the Chet Baker-inspired film, ’Born to Be Blue’ and his jazz score received praise for its "contemporary patina without sacrificing period authenticity" (The Times, UK). He also won ’Best Original Score’ and ’Best Original Song’ at the 2017 Screen Awards. "Braid’s tone, touch, chord voicings and imagination make him one of the most interesting new pianists I’ve encountered in a long time." – Doug Ramsey, recipient of Jazz Journalists Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award (USA)

Contact

Website: http://www.davidbraid.com/

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Date:
July 28
Time:
7:30 pm
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Organizer

Music Niagara
Phone:
905-468-5566
Email:
concerts@musicniagara.org
Website:
http://musicniagara.org

Venue

St. Mark’s Church
41 Byron St.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
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