Jazz At Gallery 345: Landen Vieira “Dream” Cd Release

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Friday February 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM
$20 adults; $10 students

Landen Vieira, sax; Adrean Farrugia, piano; Malcolm Connor, bass; Ethan Ardelli, drums

Don’t miss the release concert of rising jazz saxophonist Landen Vieira’s debut album “Dream.” Reservations can be made through info@gallery345.com.

Landen Vieira is emerging as a major figure in Canadian jazz. Born 1991 in Mississauga, Ontario, he was surrounded by all types of music at an early age and was influenced by classic jazz icons Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. After graduating from the University of Toronto, Landen started his career playing with bassist Dave Young (Oscar Peterson). He has performed with some of the top names in Canadian jazz including Terry Clarke, Garry Williamson, Robi Botos, David Restivo, and Kevin Turcotte. "Dream" is Landen's debut album with his quartet. www.landenvieira.com

Award-winning pianist Adrean Farrugia is regarded as one of Canada’s most distinctive voices on the piano. He is a JUNO nominee and winner who has performed with leading jazz names in every major city in North America, France, Switzerland, Poland, and Japan. He has performed and recorded with Curtis Fuller, Kenny Wheeler, Matt Dusk, Tom Scott, Chris Potter, Randy Brecker, Bob Brookmeyer, Joel Frahm, Phil Dwyer, and Guido Basso. Since the late 1990s, Farrugia has been in high demand as both a performer and teacher. He is currently on the faculty of York University and Mohawk College of Arts and Technology where he teaches jazz piano and improvisation. www.adreanfarrugia.com

Malcolm Connor is a Winnipeg born bassist. He has performed across Canada at major-name jazz festivals and has opened for jazz pianist Cedar Walton. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he studied with internationally acclaimed bassists Dave Young and Andrew Downing. A virtuoso, Malcolm is also classically trained, having studied with three of the bassists in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. www.malcolmconnor.com

Originally from Sydney, Nova Scotia, drummer Ethan Ardelli has become an in-demand performer and recording artist since graduating from the U. of T. in 2006. He has played on two Juno Award-winning albums (Jane Bunnett’s “Radio Guantanamo” and Mike Downes’ “Ripple Effect”) and has worked with world famous musicians including Dewey Redman, Mark Turner, Mark Feldman, Jeremy Pelt, George Mraz, Mulgrew Miller, and Roberta Gambarini. In 2006, Ethan received the Grand Prix de Jazz at the Montreal International Jazz Festival as part of the David Virelles Quintet. Ethan is featured on Nancy Walker’s record “New Heiroglyphics”, David Virelles' "Motion" and Darren Sigesmund's Juno nominated record "Strands II.”
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