FOG is a New Orleans Brass Band party with the intricacies of a modern jazz sextet. This band features a brassy frontline of tuba, trombone and trumpet that will have your toe tapping and your body grooving alongside energetic electric guitar, rich piano harmonies and deep drum beats that will take you through sounds inspired by funky blues, old country, Balkan and high-energy modern jazz.
Maya Killtron is a powerhouse vocalist, writer, violinist and DJ who quickly gained national attention for her provocative, tongue and cheek debut record – Hipster/Gangster EP. Her single, Magnum Force was nominated for Who’s Got It Next at the Stylus Awards – Canada’s National DJ awards. She was quickly snapped up as a featured performer and DJ at festivals across Canada and the U.S. including Winter Music Conference in Miami FL, Pride Toronto and NYC’s CMJ Music Festival.
This collaboration between FOG and Maya Killtron will be an unforgettable night with FOG Brass Band as Maya Killtron’s backing band to perform her produced tracks live at Burdock Music Hall.
May 28th// the Rex Hotel Toronto
May 29th// a house concert in Kingston (contact me for details)
May 30th// Silence in Guelph
Way North is the best kind of musical collaboration – one born out of the joy of playing together. Formed by two Brooklynites, JUNO nominated saxophonist Petr Cancura (Down Home) and drummer Richie Barshay (Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea) and two Torontonians, bassist Michael Herring (Peripheral Vision) and trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy (Women’s Blues Revue bandleader/Hobson’s Choice), the band brings together four musicians who love to use jazz and improvisation as a means of exploring folk and world music. They will be performing in Southern Ontario, May 2015, to launch their new disk, Kings County. You can hear the influences of a wide range of folk genres, including the blues, old-time, Balkan, Brazilian and Calypso.
Recorded in one day at Tedesco in New Jeresy, Kings County finds Way North at its spontaneous best. A collaboration of two Toronto musicians, and two Brooklyn musicians, Way North uses improvisation to explore the influences of folk musics on modern jazz.
Way North is a new collective band using jazz and improvisation to explore the blues and folk music. You can hear the influence of the Balkans, New Orleans, and Americana. Way North brings together two Toronto musicians (Michael Herring – bass, and Rebecca Hennessy – trumpet) with two Brooklyn musicians (Petr Cancura – saxophone, clarinet, and Richie Barshay – drums)
The official CD release is at the Rex on May 27th and 28th. In the meantime, take a listen below!
FOG recently had an amazing recording session at the Canterbury Music Studio with Jeremy Darby and Producer Jean Martin. We were also fortunate to have Michael Fisher take some video footage and photos of the day. Come back soon to see and hear some of the music that we made! I can’t wait to share it with you.