Jazz At Gallery 345: Workshop And Performance

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Mike Downes, bass; Robi Botos, piano; Larnell Lewis, drums

Saturday November 7 2015 at 6 pm Workshop
7 pm Performance
$20 adults; $15 students
Reservations at info@gallery345.com
Cash only at the door

One of Canada’s finest trios will conduct a workshop in composition and rhythm for aspiring composers and players. They will follow this with a two set performance. Note the early start time.

Juno-award winner Mike Downes has been active as a bassist, composer, arranger and educator in the Canadian and international music scenes since the early 1980s. He has performed throughout Europe, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Iceland, the United States and Canada. In addition to leading his own groups, Mike has performed with Canada's top jazz musicians and international artists such as Molly Johnson, Oliver Jones, Diana Krall, PJ Perry, Kirk MacDonald, Terry Clarke, Guido Basso, Pat LaBarbera, Chris Potter, Michael Brecker, John Abercrombie, Peter Erskine, Kenny Wheeler and many others. His large discography includes five recordings as a leader (Forces, Then The Winds of Change, Ripple Effect and In the Current). Ripple Effect won a Juno for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year in 2014. He has composed and arranged music for a wide variety of settings, including orchestral, string and jazz settings. Mike is the Bass Department Head at Humber College in Toronto.


Robi Botos is recognized as one of Canada’s finest jazz pianists. Born into a musical family in Hungary, Robi immigrated to Canada in 1998. He has been featured with many local and international greats including Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Michael & Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, Tim Ries, Pat Labarbera, Marcus Belgrave, Steve Gadd, Molly Johnson, Terri Lyne Carrington, Nikki Yanofsky, Peter Appleyard, Jackie Richardson, Toots Thielmans and many more. He has won numerous awards including the Galaxie Rising Star Award in 2010 and the TD Canada Trust Grand Prix de Jazz at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2012.


Larnell Lewis is a Toronto born musician, composer, producer, educator and clinician. Often referred to as one of Canada’s most promising up and coming drummers, Lewis has been featured on the cover of Drums Etc, a national drumming magazine. Larnell has performed with various artists ranging from Fred Hammond, Lalah Hathaway, and Lisa Fischer, to Kellylee Evans, Molly Johnson, and Snarky Puppy. In addition to his work as a stage musician, Larnell is currently the acting Percussion Department Head at Humber College in the Faculty of Music. His sponsors are Yamaha Acoustic and Electronic Drums and Hardware, Promark Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, and Zildjian Cymbals.

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By: Gallery 345