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Way Out Wes with the Nathan Hiltz Quartet
March 11 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Join us for a late-night (9 PM ET) tribute to Wes Montgomery with a fabulous quartet led by Toronto guitarist Nathan Hiltz, with Ottawa pianist Mike Manny, Toronto bassist Michael Herring, and Toronto drummer Tim Shia. These guys swing like crazy!
For a little taste of this show, check out this informal livestream chat in which Nathan Hiltz talked with Adrian Cho about the show and played a couple of tunes with Michael Herring and Mike Manny.
Stuck at home and wishing you could be out together with friends? Purchase a BRING A FRIEND ticket and sit together in our virtual venue at your own table where you can chat while watching the show together. Or watch separately on YouTube. Either way, after the show, come into the virtual venue to meet the musicians in one of our many virtual bars.
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About the musicians
Nathan Hiltz is a jazz guitarist and professor of music at Humber College. He has performed with Alex Pangman, Bernie Senensky, Del Dako,The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and The Boss Brass. His trio album, ‘Songs Poetic’ (GB RECORDS) features a swinging set of jazz standards from the great American songbook.
Mike Manny has been immersed in the world of music since the tender age of 4. Originally from Toronto, he studied at Humber College and was then a scholarship graduate of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City, Mike joined the Canadian Forces as a musician in 2002 and has since performed extensively with the Forces worldwide while posted in Ottawa and Winnipeg. Now residing (back) in Ottawa, Mike is a very in-demand musician performing with many ensembles including the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra, and with his own trio playing hard-hitting arrangements of classic jazz repertoire in the hard-bop style.
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). Herring has toured and recorded with such great musicians as Kevin Breit, Michael Ward-Bergeman (New Orleans), Ab Baars (ICP/Amsterdam), Ken Vandermark, Dave Clark, David Braid, Mansa Sissoko (Mali, Africa), Bucky Pizzarelli, Percy Sledge, and Ernest Ranglin. He received a Chalmers Arts Fellowship (through the Ontario Arts Council) and used it for an extended stay in New York City.
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 Shia has been fortunate enough to play with a host of Juno and Grammy Award winning musicians in an array of genres. As a bandleader, Tim’s own group, the critically acclaimed, Worst Pop Band Ever, has packed festivals and clubs across North America and Asia from St John’s to Seattle, NYC to Taipei. They’ve recorded and/or shared stages with Elizabeth Shepherd, the Bad Plus and Brad Goode. His other original projects include Shiverbeck and Robot Cops. 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?!”