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Bob Brough Meets the Vista Organ Trio
April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Join us as the fabulous Bob Brough meets up with the equally fabulous Vista Organ Trio for an exciting live performance over the Internet.
Bob Brough, one of Canada’s greatest jazz talents, will perform from Toronto, with the members of the Vista Organ Trio, Mark Ferguson, Alex Moxon, and Scott Latham, performing from their respective homes in Ottawa. Together they’ll perform a fun set of standards and original music.
This musical meetup will be extra special as the last time that Bob Brough and Mark Ferguson performed together was 35 years ago! We’re excited to host this reunion on our platform.
You can watch this show live on YouTube or in our amazing virtual venue. Would you like to share this experience with someone you can’t meet up with in person? Perhaps someone far away? Purchase a BRING A FRIEND ticket and sit together in the virtual venue at your own table where you can chat while watching the show together. After the show, join us in the virtual venue to hangout with the band in some wonderfully fun springtime scenes.
If you can’t make the live show, you can watch the recording on YouTube.
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About the musicians
Bob Brough has been a key member of the Canadian jazz music scene for over 50 years. Having come to prominence in the 1980s with the trailblazing Time Warp, and Jim Galloway’s Wee Big Band, Bob continued with the JUNO award winning Rich Underhill Quintet in the early 2000s. Since 2006, the focus of Mr. Brough’s creative output as an instrumentalist, bandleader and composer has been with his quartet featuring an all star Canadian rhythm section of top Canadian drummer Terry Clarke, pianist Adrean Farrugia, and bassist Artie Roth. His group debuted with “A Decade of Favorites” in 2003, “Like a Spring Day” in 2005, and most recently, “Time Away” in 2008. Charting at # 1 on Chart Attack! and Earshot during it’s first month of release. Selections from these recordings can be heard frequently on Canadian and international radio stations as well as his contributions as a side person on over 30 albums, including Rich Underhill’s JUNO award winning “Tales from The Blue Lounge” in 2003. He is also a busy local player in Toronto, featured in ensembles including The Peter Hill Quintet, The Jive Bombers, The George Koller Quartet, The Laura Hubert Band and The Greg Pilo Quartet. Since the 1980’s, Bob’s sprawling performance career has brought him touring across Canada numerous times, performing in Jazz Festivals with groups including Time Warp, The Richard Underhill Quintet and most recently his own Quartet in 2018. Highlights have included his Quartet opening for Herbie Hancock at the 2004 Ottawa International Jazz Festival, as well as countless appearances at concert and club settings in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Quebec City, Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax, and Edmonton.
Mark Ferguson has performed with many of the world’s great artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Gil Evans, Nelson Riddle, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Tom Jones, Rosemary Clooney, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Gino Vanelli, Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass, Holly Cole, Manteca, The Funk Brothers and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Mark is a Faculty Lecturer (jazz, trombone) at McGill University, a Performance Instructor (Jazz Piano/Trombone)/ Sessional Lecturer at Carleton University and is active as a jazz clinician at high schools and universities across Canada.
Alex Moxon has performed and collaborated as a guitarist with many stylistically far-flung Canadian music mainstays while continuing to create, refine, and release his own music. Some of his favourite past musical experiences include opening for Fred Wesley (of James Brown & The JB’s) and Bernie Worrell (of Parliament Funkadelic), performing with the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces as the feature guitarist in their 2112: Rush Tribute show, sold-out record releases with The Chocolate Hot Pockets and with HILOTRONS, performing in the pit for the Broadway musical Beautiful (The Carole King Story), a 3 a.m duo set of freely improvised music and deconstructions of Spice Girls hits with drummer Michel Delage during the Ottawa Jazz Festival’s 24-Hour Jazz Ramble, and performing with Candian indigenous superstar Iskwe and NACO at the 2019 National Arts Centre Gala.
Scott Latham is a vibraphonist, percussionist and drummer originally from Nova Scotia. In addition to being active on the local freelance and jazz scenes here in Ottawa, he performs full-time as a member of the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces. Scott is in great demand and has recorded and performed with many artists including Mark Ferguson, the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force Band.