THE BEST OF ALBERTA JAZZ SERIES
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018
TICKETS - MEMBERS $20, GUESTS $24
DOORS 7 PM - SHOW 8 PM
Andrea Petrity - piano
Stefano Valdo - bass
Robin Tufts - drums
"When asked the crass question "And what is your real day job?" the
unequivocal response from Andréa Petrity, her bass player Stefano
Valdo and drummer Robin Tufts is that they are full time
professional musicians. That they possess a degree of
professionalism is more than self evident in their on stage
demeanour and commitment to technical and musical excellence." - Rod
Wilson, Studio 64, Kimberley BC
When you watch Andréa performing with her trio you will notice right away that they appear happy and joyful on stage. Their philosophy is to remain true to the music, true to themselves. The music flows from an honest place which the audience not only sees but feels.
The trio focuses on Andréa's original compositions and arrangements which can be described as modern and fresh. The band members are in demand musicians with lengthy musical backgrounds, education, knowledge and experience. The players contribute much sensitivity and inventiveness as well as allow great room for creativity, exploration, formation and colour within their music.
Andréa's debut album, "It's About Time" was recorded and released in 2014. The CD has been very well received and has achieved airplay across Canada as well as in the United States, South Africa, Australia and on some Europe stations. It has steadily appeared on top 10 charts, # 1 slots and has charted consistently on JazzWeek.
Andréa will be heading back into the studio to record her new trio album in early spring and late summer of 2018.