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John MacMurchy  

Date City Venue Country
10/21/14 Toronto, ON The Jazz Bistro Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: 416.363.5299. Address: 251 Victoria Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T8. Venue phone: 416.363.5299. John MacMurchy is an artist whose principal area of interest has been as a musician and composer. He has produced two CD albums to critical acclaim and international airplay. He has composed for jazz trio, quartet and quintet, the Mike Cado tentet, various big bands and also for string quartet. John also composes choral music. Being fluent in classical and early twentieth century music has led to diverse influences in his music but the compositions are cohesive and original. As a performer he has worked with artists as varied as Henry Mancini, Linda Ronstadt, Guido Basso and Cleo Lane. Silent Partner is MacMurchy’s third album and the second of all original material. It’s evenly split between tenor sax and clarinet. The second CD, Outside The Ministry of Truth, had airplay on something over four hundred radio stations in seven countries and enjoyed critical acclaim: “John MacMurchy is a fleet, accomplished reedman with a knack for writing and arranging. John’s got everything together and balanced out when it comes to tone, technique extraordinaire, and seemingly unending ideas.” “John’s vision of music exudes clarity: of companionship between musicians, of sound, of musical ideas, of concept, of execution, of music. It’s an honest sound that John uses to converse with the listener. Nothing is hidden. It’s all there on the table. Heart. Experience. Life.” PERSONNEL: John MacMurchy – tenor sax/clarinet Mark Kieswetter – piano Dan Ionescu – guitar Ross MacIntyre – bass Daniel Barnes – drums Bruce Cassidy – Flugelhorn and EVI Alan Hetherington – percussion Buy Tickets

Mike Herriott and the OTR Band  

Date City Venue Country
10/20/14 Toronto, ON THE REX HOTEL JAZZ & BLUES BAR Canada
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: 416 598 2475. Address: 194 QUEEN ST. WEST. Venue phone: 416.598.2475. Mike Herriott & The OTR Band performing Live in Toronto This all-star band of brass and rhythm returns to Rock the Rex!! 16-Piece Jazz Orchestra Led by Trumpeter Mike Herriiott Canadian trumpeter, Mike Herriott, began playing the trumpet at six years of age and won numerous regional and national awards throughout his formative years as a musician. By the time Mike was eleven, he was already performing for large audiences and recording for CBC radio and television. An accomplished and respected musician in both the classical and jazz genres, Mike is also widely recognized as a multi-instrumentalist. Now based in Toronto, Canada, he is much in demand as a lead trumpeter, jazz improviser, orchestral soloist, bassist, arranger, and composer, both on stage and in the studio.

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