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Event Archive - Juno Award Winning: Hugh Fraser Quintet

Mon. April 21st 2008 8:00 pm - 10:30 doors at 7:00 pm Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages) 8:00 pm - 10:30 doors at 7:00 pm
$15.00 at the door only.
FOR IMEDIATE RELEASE!!!!

Hugh Fraser
Voted
CANADIAN TROMBONIST of the YEAR
For the 4th time at the
2008 NATIONAL JAZZ AWARDS
in Toronto on April 8th

Come and Celebrate with him at
Hermann’s Jazz Club
Monday, April 21 @ 8:P.M.

With a power house performance with
Vancouver’s Juno Award Winning

Hugh Fraser Quintet

featuring
Cam Ryga - saxes
Ross Taggart- sax – piano
Ken Lister – bass
Dave Robbins - -drums
Hugh Fraser – trombone – piano

“ I am always honoured when my contributions to the pursuit of the communication of Peace and Love through music are acknowledged like this – especially as it marks the beginning of a return to my national and international activities as a performer, composer, and educator of Canadian Concert Music.
The National Jazz Award has followed by days the release of all of my full time teaching commitments, and the excitement I have for the positive contributions I can offer to the wonderful world of sound has never been greater.
In addition to touring, recording and compositional opportunities being realizable with my new freedom, I am proud to say I have been chosen as Malaspina University/ Collage’s first Artist in Residence 7 week intensive to graduate the FIRST BACELOR of MUSIC JAZZ students on Vancouver Island this summer!!”

Hugh and his group will continue to celebrate his 2008 National Jazz Awards Trombonist of the Year honour after the Monday, April 21st Hermann’s date in Victoria in Nanaimo on Tuesday, the 22nd of April where they will direct the educational and performance activities with the hottest young Island Jazz musicians at Malaspina College.
This day long activity marks Nanaimo’s position as the Cultural Capital of Canada, and will culminate with Hugh’s 15 member Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation (VEJI) performing at the Port Theatre with a spectacular climax assured as over twenty select Island students join them!

Hugh Fraser Quintet

Equally revered as a trombonist, pianist, composer and bandleader, Hugh Fraser is a musical performer of the highest order. A native Victorian with a truly international reach, Fraser has been making important music for over a quarter-century; whether it’s his many big band performances, his tributes to John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix, his many aw... more info
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