Watch: Canadian Jazz Collective share live video for ‘Dig That’

Friday, March 10, 2023

The cool swinging Canadian Jazz Collective share a live track from their new album Septology – The Black Forest Session which is released on 31 March

Canadian Jazz Collective live at Ronnie Scott's
Canadian Jazz Collective live at Ronnie Scott's

HGBS Blue Records is set to release of Septology - The Black Forest Session by the newly assembled all-star ensemble, the Canadian Jazz Collective on 31 March, with a UK live launch at Ronnie Scott’s, London on 13 May. The CJC is fronted by three of Canada’s most acclaimed and accomplished jazz treasures: saxophonist Kirk MacDonald, guitarist Lorne Lofsky and trumpeter Derrick Gardner. Augmented by clarinetist Virginia MacDonald and supported by a noted rhythm section comprised of pianist Brian Dickinson, bassist Neil Swainson and drummer Bernd Reiter, this innovative septet takes a collaborative approach to the presentation of original Canadian jazz that blends the distinctive sounds of its leaders into one creative and cohesive voice. 

Since the 1950’s, Canada has played an indispensable role in the jazz vista. Oscar Peterson, Maynard Ferguson and Gil Evans are just some of the iconic figures that called Canada home. Today, Canada continues to be a reliable source for some of the world’s best jazz artists, with a robust and vibrant musical scene. The Canadian Jazz Collective strives to uphold that tradition, and to display their virtuosic, world-class artistry through the performance of original work. 

“The idea is to put together musicians with a similar aesthetic, who approach the music with openness and respectfulness of each other's personalities, and to bring them to the forefront,” shares MacDonald, adding, “it’s the idea that the whole should be greater than the sum of the parts.”

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