Mini Jazz Festival in one evening! Kite Trio + Sean Dowhaniuk Group, Fri June 6

Kite_Trio3_c800Friday June 6, 2014, 8 pm, $10, a stellar jazz double-bill: Kite Trio from Montreal, guitarist Eric Couture, drummer Eric Dew, and upright bassist Paul Van Dyk,
Sean_Dowhaniuk_enplus an Artword Artbar favourite  The Sean Dowhaniuk Group: Sean Dowhaniuk guitar/compositions, Riley Keller alto saxophone, Mike Rajna drums, Josh Smiley piano, Ethan Tilbury bass.
Both groups are playing innovative new compositions.

Strange Beast de Kite Trio: “Maîtres de leurs instruments et repoussant leurs limites, ils nous offrent un jazz métissé aux couleurs progressives avec une touche post-moderne, parsemé de classique et de rock.  Masters of their instruments and pushing their limits, they offer a jazz mixed with progressive colours and a post-modern touch, dotted with classical and rock.”

Kite has been establishing an alternative path for the modern jazz trio since it was formed by guitarist Eric Couture, drummer Eric Dew, and upright bassist Paul Van Dyk in Montreal in 2008. Five years of relentless rehearsing, composing, and touring have created a bold sound that often elicits comparisons to both 70s prog icons, “Gentle Giant” and to modern day alt-jazz giants, “The Bad Plus”. Each member of Kite is a gripping presence on his instrument, but it’s a determination to experiment in the face of jazz tradition and to put it all on the line for the band that makes Kite special.

Kite has received several grants from the Quebec Arts Council and FACTOR, was a finalist in the “Jazz En Rafale” contest for emerging artists, and was featured on a YOUTUBE video with 5 million views. Kite’s debut album (Self-Titled, 2011) was crowd-funded by a very supportive fan base through Kite has played hundreds of shows in venues from Quebec City to Toronto to Philadelphia. Kite’s second album, funded by a grant from FACTOR and produced by Montreal Music scene luminary, Jocelyn Tellier, will be released in October 2013.

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