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Modern Jazz at its best as Robin Pitre (piano), Petr Cancura (sax) and Chris Pond (bass) take flight with gorgeous originals and spellbinding solos.
Thank you Lois Moody for donating the piano tuning!
This is an online performance presented on the GigSpace website https://www.gigspace.ca/pbs-trio
your password and concert link will be included in your ticket confirmation email. Concert length is approximately one hour.
Robin Pitre: Robin Pitre, an established freelance musician works in the NYC metropolitan area, performs with local ensembles, accompanies singers, writes for and performs in the theatre, as well as serves as choir director at Duryea Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn. Robin plays an essential role in well-known professional music productions. He has worked on teams that prepared music for the Big Apple Circus, the New York Philharmonic, the film adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings," the Broadway adaptation of "Porgy and Bess," The Boys’ Choir of Harlem, and "Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga.” He maintains a connection to Canada, where he was born. Recently, for a CD to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, he was commissioned to write six concert band arrangements for the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces, a 35-piece concert wind band with a string quartet and commercial rhythm section.
Petr Cancura: Born in Eastern Europe, brought up in the wilderness of the Great White North, and later thrusting into the urban Jungle of New York City, it is no surprise that Petr Cancura’s musical pallet is as wide as it is. A saxophonist with a vast knowledge of Jazz, Balkan, African and American folk traditions, Petr performs on banjo and mandolin as well as on the medium format black & white camera… all of which influences each other into a Roots Song & Improvising music machine with a visual sensibility. Petr Cancura has performed with Grammy-nominated Danilo Perez, Grammy-nominated Julian Lage, Bob Moses, Joe Morris, Jacek Kochan, Kathleen Edwards, Kenny Wollesen, Joe Maneri, Cecil McBee and the Juno award-winning Mighty Popo. He is currently performing as part of the Ghost Train Orchestra, The Richie Barshay RB3, The Forro Brass Band amongst others. Petr’s source of expression is most focused on his blend of Americana roots music and jazz in his groups Big Sky and Down Home.
His latest release Another Way Home is a unique portrait of instrumental music: songs written as though for a singer/songwriter but the saxophone is the voice and the band takes a jazz approach. Recorded with a world class band including Kenny Wollesen (Tom Waits, John Zorn, Glen Hansard), Tony Scherr (Norah Jones, Snarky Puppy) and Rob Jost, this is arguably Petr's finest work to date. The adventure continues with Petr Cancura’s position as the Programming Director of the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, crafting together a world class festival with hundreds of shows annually. You may also find Cancura in the classroom giving workshops all across the US and Canada. https://www.petrcancura.com/home
Chris Pond: Chris is a Musician, Composer, Producer, Songwriter and Educator from St.John’s, Newfoundland. He has been teaching music privately and in a classroom setting for the past 7 years, with experience teaching Bass/Drums/Piano/Guitar/Theory and Improvisation. Chris completed a Bachelor of Music degree from St.FX University, where his main focus was Jazz Performance. His musical interests, though, are wide reaching; He has been involved on the east coast scene with a diversity of groups and genres including Pop, Jazz, Bluegrass, Hip-Hop, Funk/Soul. His own music borrows from all around the world, including musical elements from (but not limited to) Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, Morocco and Uganda. With his friendly and individualized approach to teaching, Chris always communicates lessons in a way which encourages his students to have fun and to be creative.
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