Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Granelli’


The Masonic Temple, Cathedral Street, St John’s

May 27, 2010

Artists Playing at the Masonic Temple;

Wednesday July 14th: Tanya Tagaq (7:00-8:15pm) Peter Van Huffel (8:45-10:00) Buy Tickets

Thursday July 15th: The Offering of Curtis Andrews (7:00-8:15pm), Duane Andrews Quartet(8:45-10:00pm) Buy Tickets

Friday July 16th: Mary Barry Quintet (7:00-8:15pm), Jeanne Rochette (8:45-10:00pm) Buy Tickets

Saturday July 17th: Surviving the Glacier (7:00-8:15pm), Rich Underhill Quintet (8:45-10:00pm) Buy Tickets

Sunday July 18th: Simon Fisk Trio featuring Jerry Granelli & Christian Koegel (7:00-8:15pm), Mike Janzen Trio (8:45-10:00pm) Buy Tickets

Want to see it all? get a Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival Pass

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2010 WIJBF Performer Profile: Simon Fisk

May 27, 2010

Sunday July 18, @ The Masonic Temple, 7:00- 8:15pm

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Simon Fisk, born November 27, 1970, is a jazz bassist/composer who has performed and recorded extensively since the mid 1990’s. He has worked primarily in the piano trio format through his career, though has very often ventured into larger group formats, or pianoless trio settings.

Fisk’s most consistent output over the last eight years has taken place in the trio, due in no small part to the rapport between the musicians, and the constant creative inspiration he receives from his bandmates. Since his debut recording in 2002 Fisk has released six CD’s on the Plunge Records label: ‘Trainwrecks’, ‘Intent’, ‘You and Yours’, ‘Calm Abide’, ‘Vague Hotels’, and most recently ‘Unless’. Fisk has also appeared on recordings with Chris Gestrin (Poor Boy, The Songs of Nick Drake, Songlines Recordings 2005), Gordon Grdina (Grdina Trio, Plunge Records 2003), Gerry Hebert Quartet (08), Keith Smith Trio (09) as well as a number of singer-songwriter records (Jennifer Lauren, One Trick Pony). Fisk’s release prior to “Vague Hotels”, found him in a quartet setting with Aaron Young – guitar, and Kenton Loewen – drums. The CD entitled ‘You and Yours’ was nominated for a WCMA award for outstanding jazz recording (2007) along with Fisk’s debut outing ‘Trainwrecks’ in 2002.

Simon has attracted a sizeable following over the years, one that has grown to expect an emotional, intense performance from Fisk and his band mates.

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2010 WIJBF Performer Profile: Banda Brazil

May 27, 2010

Wednesday july 14, @ Majestic Theatre, 10:00-12:00am

Bill Brennan and the Banda Brazil was initially formed to celebrate Brazilian Carnival. The band is comprised of some of the most active musicians in St. John’s – Dana Parsons, Kelly-Ann Evans, Jeff Dyer, Brain Way, Mark Peddle, Glen Collins, Scott Mansfield and Bill Brennan. The band is dedicated to performing the classics in Brazilian music – music written or made famous by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elis Regina, Djavan, Gal Costa, Beth Carvalho, Joyce and more.

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Nine down, Nine to go. We are half way Through our Great Festival Pass and CD Giveaway. Win Your’s This Week!

May 11, 2010

It’s week Eight of the great Wreckhouse giveaway contest! This week’s contest prize is a 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival Pass and a copy Vague Hotels by Simon Fisk, Chris Gestrin and Jerry Granelli. You can read about the album here.

Week eight’s contest winner is Stephanie Williams. Stephanie wins a 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival Pass and a copy of ‘Africa to Appalachia’ by Juno award winner Jayme Stone and Malian musician Mansa Sissoko. Congratulations to Jaime. Thank you to all entrants.

The answer to last weeks Question was The Kronos Quartet.

To win the a 2010 festival pass and CD this week you have to answer the following question:

Which Canadian Jazz legend and associate of 2010 festival performer Terry Clarke passed away on May 1st? (As posted on the WJB blog).

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