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Yardbird Suite Virtual Series – Chris Andrew & Rubim de Toledo
July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chris Andrew, Piano
Rubim de Toledo, Bass
Chris Andrew is a Galaxy Rising Star Award winner pianist. His trio, The Hutchinson Andrew Trio in 2013 won the prestigious “TD Grand Prix Award” at the Montreal Jazz Festival. A career thus far spanning 24 years. As a leader he has been nominated 5 times from the Western Canadian Music Awards for “Best Jazz Recording”, has recorded 5 cd’s as a leader, over 54 cd’s as a sideman, has toured across Canada 11 times, has played in Korea, Cuba, London, German, Poland, Czech Republic, United States, and Greece. Chris has composed music for Decidedly Jazz Dance, Alberta Dance Theatre, a short film, radio themes, and music used within TV incidental scenes. Chris has had the great fortune of playing with the likes of Donny McCaslin, Joe Labarbera, Dick Oates, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Ralph Bowen and many others. He has also had the honour of working many times with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Currently Chris is writing the music for the show “Wandering with Wonder”, to debut next September in Calgary.
Bassist and composer Rubim de Toledo, winner of the 2018 WCMA Jazz Artist of the Year, combines the influences of his Brazilian heritage and his dedication to the jazz tradition, to create an approach to music that is refreshing and uplifting. Boasting a diverse rhythmic palette inspired by world music, jazz, and contemporary music, a lure towards improvisation and a forward-looking traditionalism, Rubim nurtures a commanding sound and style as a bassist, soloist, and composer. With his fifth and newest release, “The Gap,” Rubim distinguishes himself as a composer with a unique ability to explore jazz styles while maintaining a sound that is modern yet inviting.
In the spirit of our incredible collective effort to flatten the curve, your Yardbird Suite, Edmonton’s premiere jazz venue since 1957, is presenting a series of live online performances for the Yardbird Suite Virtual Series.
We broadcast live from the Yardbird Suite. There are no audiences other than the performers and audio technician who are physically distant, do not share the same equipment, nor come into contact with each other. Every effort has been made to comply with AHS safety guidelines.
Curated by Edmonton musician Stephanie Urquhart, the all-Edmonton lineup features a variety of solos, duets, and instruments. Performances will run Fridays & Saturdays 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
If you missed some of broadcasts, or want to watch again, please visit our Youtube page.
The Yardbird Suite Virtual Series is made possible due to the generous support of the Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Community Foundation.