Bonheur d’hiver 2012 November 4th – December 16th
UplandsCultural and Heritage Centre is pleased to present Bonheur d’hiver, our annual “prelude to winter” collective exhibit. The 2012 edition of this popular event will showcase the work of seven Eastern Townships’ artists and artisans. The public is cordially invited to meet the artists during the
at Uplands, 9 Speid St. in the borough of Lennoxville. Bonheur d’hiver will run until December 16 2012.
CentennialTheatre launches the 2012-2013 Jazz Series with renowned French trumpet player Erik Truffaz on Wednesday, October 24th at 8pm. Accompanied by his quartet including Benoît Corboz on keyboards (Hammond, Fender Rhodes, piano), Marcello Giuliani on bass and double bass as well as Marc Erbetta on drums, Truffaz will perform music from his 10th recording révolucion due out on October 29 on the Blue Note label.
El tiempo de la révolucion, the quartet’s latest recording is a natural follow up to as if it were a second chapter in a journey which began in 2010. As time and concerts went on, the music took root, the overall sound expanded to reach a certain density. The music for this cd was composed essentially in the studio. A collaborative effort built on suggestions, deconstructions, reconstructions. From this, a daily creation aroses from this slow and lengthy introspection.
the title track is an interpretation of his last recording
and is one of the rare compositions created before entering the studio. Of it, Truffaz says : « the difference in form between those two tracks express the richness of the quartet’s work, its capacity to espouse opposing forces. We produced Part B on a tour in Istanbul, Istanbul Tango was born on the day we returned from this beloved city. »
In 1990 he formed a jazz band called Orange and the following year won France’s prestigious jazz award, the Prix Special. As a leader of his self-named group, Truffaz recorded his first album Nina Valeria and appeared on stages throughout Europe, including the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Subscription to the jazz series are still available until Wednesday and features Quebec pianist Yves Léveillé in a trio formation with Eri Yamamoto (piano) and Paul McCandless (multi wind instrumentalist) ; pianist Marianne Trudel and her septet ; Montreal’s Alain Bédard and the Auguste Quartet; and Spirit ’20, an ensemble of
CentennialTheatre welcomes energetic and charming boogie woogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer for his fourth visit to the Bishop’s University venue. He is currently promoting the recently released cd/dvd KAESHAMMER LIVE! MICHAEL KAESHAMMER has been called Canada’s triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. This potent combination has earned the Toronto based artist international critical acclaim and a loyal and growing fan base. Kaeshammer’s performances are pure delight and his energy knows no bounds. He has piano technique to burn and to his audience’s delight has an acrobatic way with a grand piano. When Kaeshammer performs, it’s obvious he’s having a ball, playing superlative boogie-woogie, blues, jazz, and pop cross-over material, drawn mostly from an impressive list of standards and his catalogue of studio recordings.
A reviewer of his last performance at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival noted: “drawing on a rock solid knowledge of the early piano greats, Kaeshammer does more than play the way they did. He entertains with a capital “E” the way they did… he taps into a part of music that’s almost lost, connecting deeply with the audience on a gut level, so they are no longer just spectators in the music-making.”
Nightly, Kaeshammer and his band have the crowd eating out of the palm of their hands and never do they leave with anything short of a standing ovation.
Michael Kaeshammer previously performed at Centennial Theatre as a solo artist in 03-04, shared the bill with Harry Manx in 06-07 and collaborated with Jill Barber in 10-11.
Tickets are available by calling 819-822-9692. Visit www.centennialtheatre.ca for excerpts. six musicians in jazz and classical including James Campbell (clarinet) and Guy Few (trumpet, piano, vocals).
Tickets are available by calling 819-822-9692. Visit www.centennialtheatre.ca for excerpts.