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Tribute to Dave Brubeck
January 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble
Tribute to Dave Brubeck is one of the Capitol Theatre’s 2-15-16 Season Presentations!
In 1950-60, very few American jazz artists have had as much influence and were as popular as Dave Brubeck.
The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble with special guest pianist François Bourassa are proud to present a brand new production, Tribute to Dave Brubeck, performing the music of Brubeck’s celebrated band, also recognized thanks to the excellent saxophonist Paul Desmond. Take Five, Blue Rondo a la Turk and several other compositions from the album Time Out are on the program. Time Out is one of the most famous and best-selling albums in the history of jazz, even to this day.
Playing that is both intense and under control, breathtaking precision, magnetic stage presence, refreshing original compositions: that’s the formidable package offered by Rémi Bolduc, one of Canada’s best jazz saxophonists.
Acclaimed at the most important venues from New York to Paris by way of Geneva, Tokyo and Beijing, Rémi captivates the audience with the dazzling virtuosity and stunning maturity that have made him a most accomplished musician.With his band, the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble, he composes and plays numbers that convey his formidable energy and spontaneity, allowing his organic sound to breathe freely.
A versatile and dynamic artist, Rémi Bolduc performs regularly with some of our most renowned jazz musicians such as Kenny Werner, Ben Monder, Seamus Blake, Lorraine Desmarais, Vic Vogel, Thom Gossage, Ralph Bowen, Jerry Bergonzi and others. Rémi plays on a Selmer saxophone and Rico reeds and will be on tour with pianist François Bourassa, Fraser Hollins on acoustic bass and Dave Laing on drums. Rémi is also professor and Area chair at the jazz department at McGill University in Montreal.
“… Rémi Bolduc s’affirme comme l’un de nos meilleurs solistes, compositeurs et instrumentistes.” — La Presse, Canada