2010 WIJBF Performer Profile: Richard UnderhillMay 27, 2010
Saturday July 17 , @The Masonic Temple, 8:45-10:00pm
Richard Underhill’s warm alto sound, great writing and arranging skills and in-from-the-outside soloing make him one of Canada’s most distinctive jazz performers. He will be releasing an exciting new CD/DVD in June of 2010 featuring a studio recording and an exciting live show DVD .
Richard was awarded the Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition in 2008 for his contribution to Toronto musical and artistic community. He won a 2003 Juno Award for his jazz debut Tales from the Blue Lounge and was nominated for the Prix du Jazz at the 2003 Montreal Jazz Festival. His debut video ‘The Old Guys’ climbed to No.1 on the Bravo! video chart and won a 2004 SOCAN Number 1 award. His latest album Kensington Suite has garnered significant critical acclaim and was nominated for a 2008 Juno Award and his 2nd album Moment in Time was also nominated for a Juno Award in 2007. He also took home 2nd place in the International Songwriting Competition in 2008.