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Don Scott Quartet (Trevor Hogg, Don Scott, Michael Herring, Tim Shia)
June 11, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Toronto-based guitarist and composer Don Scott brings together four of Toronto’s most dynamic explorers of modern jazz.
Don Scott is a Toronto-based guitarist and composer, and a well known force in Canada’s creative music scene. He brings an unshakable energy and originality to his own music, and is sought after by many musicians as the “x-factor” in other projects. His melodic inventiveness, rhythmic fluidity, and passion for delving into sound and texture are essential to the many projects he leads or co-leads, including Peripheral Vision, God’s Gift To Yoda, Don Scott Trio, Run Stop Run, The Offbeat, and Idioteque, which showcases Don’s vocal skills, performing the music of Radiohead. In demand as a versatile sideman, Don has performed with international jazz legends, David Binney, Chris Potter, Jim Black, Dave Douglas, and Ernest Ranglin, and a “who’s who” of Canadian jazz players. In 2008-2009, Don split his time between New York and Toronto, and while there, studied with Adam Rogers, Ben Monder, and Donny McCaslin. In 2013, Don spent several months living in Berlin, studying with renowned composer, John Hollenbeck. Don’s piece, “Backbone” won the Galaxie Rising Star Award for best composition presented at the 2012 Montreal Jazz Festival.
Trevor Hogg has performed across North America, and Western Europe, with Canadian artist: David Braid, the Juno Award Nominated band Peripheral Vision (Michael Herring, Don Scott, Nick Fraser), Tara Davidson, Steve Wallace, Reg Schwager, Richard Whiteman, Kieran Overs, and Jerry Fuller. In Toronto, he leads his own group which Mike Murley describes as “one of Canada’s leading proponents of the melodically inventive tradition of saxophonists Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh.”
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).
Tim Shia is a Toronto drummer who has been fortunate enough to play with a host of Juno and Grammy Award winning musicians in an array of genres. Whether it be a jazz festival gig with Rich Underhill; winning a Trille Or with Amelie et Les Singes Bleus; playing Cumbia’s with Quique Escamilla on CBC; adding percussion on a Electronica recording with Milosh (Rhye); to headlining a Hip Hop festival in Taiwan with LEO37, Tim is a dynamic contributor to any group. When he’s not performing, Tim has scored and licensed music for film and television including work for CBC, the Toronto Public Library, Teletoon and the NFB. He has given masterclasses and workshops on performance and improvisation at every level from Elementary to Post Secondary Institutions across Canada. He also hosted a radio show on Jazz Fm 91.1 called “Jazz is What?!”
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