Bill Stevenson & Amy Brandon in CONCERT THIS SATURDAY
Don’t miss this wonderful musician/entertainer on concert this Saturday, Oct 1st at 7:30 pm. Hear favorites and obscure Jazz/Blues songs between witty repartee.
Bill Stevenson is a pianist and vocalist. In over forty years as a musician Bill has recorded for Elektra records while still in his teens, opened for the Doors, backed up John Lee Hooker, put performing and recording bands behind some of Canada’s best loved musicians including Amos Garrett, Colleen Peterson and Linda Carvery. He has hosted his own National radio series for CBC. He has been a contributing side man to multi award winning albums by Garrett Mason, Thom Swift ,Hot Toddy ,and now includes his own win with a 2008 ECMA for best Jazz Album. His participation in the Jazz/Blues idiom has earned him a respected place in the national music spectrum.
Amy Brandon is a Truro-based guitarist and composer whose original compositions and improvised pieces draw from the worlds of jazz, classical and electroacoustic music creating evocative sonic landscapes. She holds an MA in composition from the University of Ottawa and is currently completing a PhD in guitar skill acquisition and cognition at Dalhousie University. She has performed at several festivals including the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the 2013 Guitar Now Festival, the 2016 Open Waters Festival, and attended the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in 2015. She has toured with several prominent Canadian musicians including Juno winner Mike Rud, composer and guitarist Roddy Ellias and classical guitarist Sylvie Proulx. In addition to performing and composition, she has written academic work concerning improvisation and guitar pedagogy, presented at the 2015 International Society for Improvised Music’s conference, Switzerland, and the 2016 International Guitar Research Centre Conference, UK. Her work was published in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine.
Suggested donation per person is $10 at the door.
100% of proceeds go to the performers.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Limited seating.