Late jazz show: Patrick Smith band fusion and hard bop, Thurs July 23 at 9:30 pm

Patrick_Smith_21C_11cPatrick_Smith_21C_10cThursday July 23, 2015, at 9:30 pm, $5/pwyc. (Late show after performance of Transformation 8 to 9 pm.) Jazz fusion and hard bop band called 21C, led by up-and-coming jazz composer Patrick Smith on saxophones. Band members: Jacob Thompson keyboards; Ethan Tilbury upright bass; Patrick Armstrong drums. Opening set by David Baldry, trumpet, and his group.
Drawing on influences from hard bop and fusion, to flamenco, classic rock and hip hop, the Pat Smith band 21C connects with the 21st century by playing original, modern music with a strong emphasis on melody and groove. Their goal is to play music that reaches across genres to reflect the various faces of the world we are living in. The band has played in venues in Ottawa and Toronto. Currently in the works is the recording of a short length EP and a tour of southern Ontario. Patrick Smith is a young saxophonist and composer, originally from Ottawa, who is currently studying Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto. Patrick currently leads the Patrick Smith Standards Trio and the band 21C which features his original compositions. Patrick is currently exploring the compositional styles of Kenny Wheeler, the musical genius of Ornette Coleman, the funk inspired music of Chris Potter’s Underground, and the saxophone innovations of Sonny Rollins. His focus on sound, and intention coupled with his dedication to musical development make Patrick a thoughtful and dynamic performer.

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