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Murley/Braid Quartet

Wed. September 29th 2004 8:00 pm Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages) 8:00 pm
$12 advance/$15 door
Presented by: Victoria Jazz Society
“Four of Canada’s finest jazz musicians.”

Tickets on sale Wednesday, September 15, 2004.
Available at: A&B Sound (jazz dep’t), Hermann’s Jazz Club, Victoria Jazz Society office (388-4423)

A newly formed group dedicated to the performance of original compositions by its co-leaders, and marked by a unique synergy between its members, the Murley/Braid Quartet brings together four musicians with a unique affinity for one another, and a wealth of common playing experience – the brilliance of the Mike Murley Quintet and David Braid Sextet distilled.

A truly collaborative effort between saxophonist Mike Murley (whose stature among Canada’s jazz elite is unquestioned) and pianist David Braid (who is quickly developing a solid national reputation), the Murley / Braid Quartet is committed to the spirit of group improvisation.

One of the great strengths of the Murley / Braid Quartet is found in the multifaceted musical relationships that link the players, and which has fostered a deep musical respect and understanding. Mike Murley has been a member of the David Braid Sextet since its inception and appears on both of the group’s recordings, and Braid often performs with Murley’s Quintet. Bassist Jim Vivian has been playing with Murley for more than twenty years, appearing on six of his recordings (including the Juno winning Two Sides), and recently performed with Murley, drummer Ian Froman and legendary saxophonist Dave Liebman at jazz festivals in Toronto and Halifax. Since 1996, drummer Ian Froman and Murley have been members of Canada’s premier electric jazz group Metalwood, a group with which David Braid also performed a number of jazz festival dates in the summer of 2003.

Consisting of four of the nation’s finest jazz musicians and born from a unique musical rapport, the Murley / Braid Quartet promises music of remarkable depth, verve and collaborative unity.

*In conjunction with the Murley/Braid Quartet’s performance in Victoria, the Quartet will participate in conducting an informal workshop/clinic at the Esquimalt High Band Annex (Sept. 23, 4 - 5:30pm) for area music students (general public is also welcome), as part of the Victoria Jazz Society’s “Student Outreach Program”. Registration for this workshop is free - please contact the Victoria Jazz Society office at 388-4423 to register. Space for this workshop is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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