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Trudel 4 with Ingrid Jensen // David Virelles Mboko

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Presented By Guelph Jazz Festival: Double Bill

Marianne Trudel 4 + Ingrid Jensen (Montreal / New York)
The Globe and Mail has called Marianne Trudel “the hottest young pianist on the Montreal scene,” but the JUNO-nominated Montreal pianist/composer shines equally as a composer and bandleader. Her new project, “Life Begins Here” is energetic and impassioned modern jazz. She has invited the award-winning New York-based Canadian trumpeter Ingrid Jensen (who has played with everyone from Clark Terry and Sarah McLachlan, to Corrine Bailey Rae and Esperanza Spalding) to join her quartet of saxophonist Jonathan Stewart, double bassist Morgan Moore, and Robbie Kuster on drums to play compositions that hold audiences spellbound with “deeply adventurous, lyrical and utterly personal music” (Ottawa Citizen). When you hear this explosive quintet, you’ll agree that “La vie commence ici!”

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David Virelles Ḿbọ̀kọ́ featuring Román Díaz, Eric McPherson and Thomas Morgan (New York / Cuba)
An evening of Afro-Cuban delight! For his first ECM recording, pianist David Virelles assembled a unique ensemble featuring two double bassists (Thomas Morgan, Robert Hurst), Marcus Gilmore drums, and vocalist Román Diaz playing the uniquely Afro-Cuban biankoméko, a unique percussion setup consisting of four cord-and-skin drums, shakers (erikunki), wooden sticks (itones), and a metal bell (ekón). Significantly, the record’s title is Sacred Music for Piano, Two Basses, Drum Set and BIankoméko Abakuá, and Virelles’ inspiration is centred deeply in Abakuá tradition, a secret (and sacred) Afro-Cuban men’s society founded in Havana in the 1830s. Through Latin ostinatos, swing rhythms, and more abstract pieces, Ḿbọ̀kọ́ evokes a world where the object of worship is sound itself!

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For the full schedule of Festival events and programming details, visit guelphjazzfestival.com.

Everyone must have a ticket, including children and infants.

Infants under 1 year of age free, but will not be admitted without a ticket.

Place your full ticket order by phone or in person to include an infant (not available online).

Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Concert Venue one hour prior to curtain time.

No refunds offered for this event.

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2016 Guelph Jazz Festival Pass Includes:

Trudel 4 with Jensen // David Virelles Mboko – September 15, 2016
Gordon Grdina/Kenton Loewen/François Houle – September 16, 2016
Song Everlasting: Tribute to Don Pullen – September 16, 2016
Peregrine Falls // Not the Wind, Not the Flag – September 17, 2016
François Houle // Stream Quartet – September 17, 2016
Amina Claudine Myers // Myra Melford – September 17, 2016
Rob Mazurek // Festival Improv Finale – September 18, 2016