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Chillin’ Time with Fred Paci, Alex Moxon, Michael Herring, and Anthony Michelli
June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Start your weekend with positive vibes as you chill out to the mellow sounds from this quartet who will be performing together for the first time. Join these four fine musicians as they perform 500 kms apart between Ottawa and Toronto to serve up a tasty selection of standards and original compositions just for you.
Frederic Paci is an in-demand trumpet player who performs with the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces and countless other ensembles including the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra, Ed Lister’s Prime Rib Big Band, and The Commotions.
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.
Michael Herring is a double-bassist and composer based in Toronto who writes, performs and records across genre lines, equally comfortable in jazz as in roots settings, including folk, world, and pop/rock. Herring leads and co-leads a number of groups which focus on original music of which he is a major contributor. Herring’s compositions and bass playing can also be heard in the collectives Way North (New York/Toronto collaboration with Petr Cancura, Rebecca Hennessy and Richie Barshay).
Anthony Michelli, the Canadian born and internationally respected professional has fostered a creative and successful career in the music industry as an accomplished drum set performer, post-secondary educator and sound recording engineer and producer. Anthony has recorded and collaborated with innumerable artists in the contemporary jazz, original composition, world, popular and creative music genres spanning from 1995 to the present day with well over one hundred recordings listed in his discography.