CONCERT THIS WEDNESDAY
Not to be missed, the last concert of the season!
A guitar duo with Mike Rud and Amy Brandon. Come to Visual Voice Fine Art gallery on WEDNESDAY, November 2nd at 7:30 pm.
Learn more about the performers:
Mike Rud is a Juno winner, jazz guitarist and music teacher currently living in Montreal. In 1988, he completed a performance diploma at Edmonton’s Grant MacEwan College, and proceeded on to a Bachelor of Music degree at Montreal’s McGill University, graduating in 1992. In 1994, Mike attended the Banff International Jazz Workshop at the Banff Centre for the Arts, studying with greats of modern jazz such as Don Thompson and Norma Winstone. This led to an opportunity to study in New York with the jazz guitar master Jim Hall in 1995. In 1996, he returned to Montreal for his Masters’ degree at McGill. Mike has performed with Herb Ellis, Kenny Wheeler, Chuck Israels, Randy Brecker, Ralph Bowen, Joe La Barbera, Guido Basso, Ian MacDougal, P.J. Perry, Tommy Banks, Denzal Sinclaire, John Stetch and many others. He has three CDs of his own out, Whyte Avenue, Chimbe, and Live from Lotusland, and is a guest on several other CDs. Mike has taught and/or spoken at a number of music schools, including McGill University, Western Washington University, Vancouver Community College, Grant MacEwan College, Keyano College, Red Deer College, and Carleton University. He has been a featured guest artist with the University of Victoria Jazz Band, and a teacher at the UBC summer music camp, the Prairielands jazz camp in Regina, SK, and the Grant MacEwan College summer guitar workshop in Edmonton, AB. He has performed all over Canada, including appearances at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, and the Festival de Jazz de Montréal.
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.