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Duo: Roddy Ellias & John Geggie
April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Guitarist and composer Roddy Ellias combines a deep relationship with both classical music and jazz in his composition, improvisations and interpretations of jazz standards. He’s performed and/or recorded with numerous jazz giants including Lee Konitz, Tom Harrel, Joel Frahm, and David Liebman, and has toured with his own projects throughout Canada and the United States. His latest CDs, Sticks and Stones and Monday’s Dream have both received glowing reviews from highly respected publications Including Downbeat Magazine, Just Jazz Guitar, All About Jazz, Sound/Stage Xperience, the CBC, and The Ottawa Citizen. In 2013, Roddy was the only Canadian recipient of the Jazz Journalists of America Jazz Hero Award.
Bassist John Geggie is established in the international music world as a versatile performer and creative composer. He studied at Indiana University with Lawrence Hurst and Bruce Bransby. His jazz studies included work with David Baker, Gary Peacock, Palle Danielsson and Anders Jormin. He frequently plays in the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa) and the 13 Strings Chamber Ensemble; Mr. Geggie has appeared on the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. He has recorded or performed with a who’s who of creative improvised music: Bela Fleck, Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Craig Taborn, Sheila Jordan, David Murray, Matt Brubeck, Marilyn Crispell, Cuong Vu and Mark Dresser. He is regularly heard on CBC broadcasts.
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