show: Friday 22 February, 8pm
Rob Clutton is a composer/performer engaged in a long-term solo bass project since 1996. Two of his CDs on the Rat-drifting label feature original compositions and improvisations for double bass: Dubious Pleasures (2005) and Suchness Monster (2009). Rob has performed solo concerts in Montreal at Quartier Ephemere as well as concerts in Toronto at Somewhere There, Grand Festival of Autumnal Happiness, Leftover Daylight, Strange Folk, Tranzac, Rat-drifting series, and the Now Series. Other performances include the Guelph Jazz Festival in September 2005, Urban Vessel's 'Four Lines' (2006), and the VTO festival in Toronto, 2008. In 1996 Rob performed at the 'Oh Canada' event at the Art Gallery of Ontario, presenting a composition for solo bass in the context of Paterson Ewan's "Earthly Winters/Heavenly Skies" exhibition. Please visit rat-drifting dot com for more information
Paul Newman is a Toronto-based composer and saxophonist. He has studied at St. Francis Xavier University, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and, most recently, York University where he studied composition with David Mott from 2008-2010. Paul Newman likes cats, bicycles, and finding new ways to cook tofu. His solo recording, 'Compositions for Solo Soprano Saxophone', will be available in the spring of 2013.
Heather Segger is an active member of the Toronto jazz and improvised music communities as trombonist, composer, bandleader, and curator. Currently, Heather is a member of the "Mark Segger Sextet", "Blunt Object", the "DanJam Orchestra", "Radiant Brass"; is a composer and bandleader with her own ensembles; and performs in projects involving improvisation and movement. Heather has had the pleasure of performing with an eclectic group of artists including Sylvie Courvoisier, Dave Douglas, members of the ICP Orchestra, and Owen Pallett. She has attended the Banff International Jazz and Creative Music Workshop, the University of Toronto, StFX University, and MacEwan College.
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