We have three nights of local talent for everyone at home! These performances will be recorded at the Sonic Temple Studio in Halifax and streamed here on our Facebook page and YouTube channel at 7pm.
→ Thursday, August 6th with Electro Jacques Therapy & Krasnogorsk along with Corey Adams
→ Friday, August 7th with Andre Fenton & Samantha Wilson and Easley – Stevenson – Arsenault
→ Saturday, August 8th with Jah’Mila and Jerry Granelli
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6th at 7pm
→ ELECTRO JACQUES THERAPY & KRASNOGORSK
Electro Jacques Therapy is a project which layers violin loops and vocals through live performance in an ethereal and haunting manner, often alluding to symphonic soundscapes.
The project was begun in 2017 by violinist, vocalist, and composer Jacques Mindreau. His focus has been to create music for film, dance, and theatre. A major part of the work is vocals that combine an operatic voice that is enriched with a language of the imagination. Over the years leading to the project Jacques has collaborated with hundreds of musicians around the globe and Canada. He was co-founder of the acclaimed band “Krasnogorsk” and “OQO”. He studied the violin at the RCM in Toronto. Jacques was selected to be the artist in residence at the ‘Maritime Conservatory’ in 2020. He has also worked with “2b Theatre” and co-composed music with Aaron Collier and performed for the critically acclaimed play “One Discordant Violin” which played off Broadway last fall in New York City. In a time of so much uncertainty Electro Jacques Therapy hinges on the belief in the power that music has to heal us all. And hopes to transmit that message.
Krasnogorsk Eastern European inspired violin, baritone ukulele, and double bass with choral accordion tones, percussion. topped off with operatic vocalizations, Krasnogorsk, is a Halifax based band that takes its name from a vintage eastern European film camera. visual, cinematic and “old-world”. Their music has a vast dynamic range. From ethereal haunting tones to stomping rhythmic madness.
→ COREY ADAMS
Corey Adams was born in an era that marked the civil rights movement and the birth of cultural diversity as we know it today. If one had to describe this remarkable musician or be asked “Who is Corey Adams?”, the answer would be, that he is a man after the heart of God , a pacesetter and gifted jazz musician whose talent has spanned 41 years touching the lives of everyone who has had the opportunity to listen to his music. Corey’s passion for jazz stems from the ability of the music to convey a story that transcends color or creed.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7th at 7pm
→ ANDRE FENTON
A unique collaboration combining the words of writer Andre Fenton with the sounds of guitarist Sam Wilson. The energy that these two young artists bring, combine into a powerful sonic experience.
Andre Fenton is an award-winning African Nova Scotian author, spoken word artist, and arts educator. He has performed and represented Halifax, Nova Scotia at 7 national poetry festivals across Canada, and is an author of two novels, Worthy of Love and ANNAKA, and is currently working on a third novel. His work focuses on race, self-esteem, and creating more representation in the genre of young adult fiction.
→ SAM WILSON
Sam Wilson is a young female guitarist, bandleader, and creative music writer. Her sound can be described as organic, nostalgic and emotive. Drawing inspiration from her background in Jazz studies and other genres, she writes instrumental music that helps her process the world around her. Sam released her first full-length recording titled Groundless Apprehensions with the support of Music Nova Scotia and is nominated for an East Coast Music Award.
→ EASLEY – STEVENSON – ARSENAULT
Tom Easley (bass), Bill Stevenson (piano, vocals) and Geoff Arsenault (drums) are three of Atlantic Canada’s most in-demand and original artists. With over twenty years of playing together, the trio are releasing a new CD called “9 steps”. This recording is a “live off the floor” approach and captures a very powerful trio digging hard into the very roots of jazz and blues. This CD is a follow up to the award-winning CD “For the Record” that captured the 2008 ECMA for Best Jazz Recording.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8th at 7pm
Wrapped in the roots of the reggae family tree, Jah’Mila stands tall with music that is lyrically creative, tastefully arranged, masterfully delivered and positively inspiring.
Most recently Jah’Mila released a powerful new single called “Chant Their Names.” A cry for change in a system that has repeatedly failed the Black community, the lyrics beg the police to assess their ethics and policies while also imploring all of us to keep the memory of those countless victims alive by chanting their names out loud.
→ JERRY GRANELLI
Over the course of a career spanning six decades, drummer Jerry Granelli has worked with many of the greatest artists across the full spectrum of jazz and beyond.
On The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays Vince and Mose, his rapturous new album for RareNoise, Granelli revisits two of his most indelible collaborations from the vantage point of the exploratory now.
The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays Vince and Mose starts from the foundation of two singular composers: the elegant, lyrical pieces of pianist Vince Guaraldi, with whom Granelli played for three busy years early in his career – including the landmark Peanuts television specials; and the eccentric singer/pianist Mose Allison, whose wry twists on the blues Granelli had the pleasure of accompanying for nearly 40 years.
Granelli will be playing selections from this recording.
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