A double-bill performance honouring the legacy of some of the greatest saxophonists and composers in jazz history - Wayne Shorter, Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, and Julius Hemphill.
The evening will feature music by the McGill Chamber Jazz Ensemble (performing compositions by Shorter and those inspired by him) and visiting ensemble Broken Shadows (who pay tribute to Coleman, Redman, and Hemphill).
Broken Shadows (Catherine Thornhill Steele Guest Artists)
Named for one of Ornette Coleman’s most evocative compositions, this all-star project honors the Coleman legacy along with the music of Coleman’s fellow Fort Worth native reed players Dewey Redman and Julius Hemphill, featuring the wildly inventive saxophonists Tim Berne and Chris Speed, and the Bad Plus rhythm section of bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King.
McGill Chamber Jazz Ensemble
Jean-Nicolas Trottier, Artistic Director