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Sam Kirmayer Trio featuring Ben Paterson
September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$15
Guitarist and composer Sam Kirmayer, plays straight-ahead jazz with “fearlessness
and momentum” – Katie Malloch (CBC Jazz Beat & Tonic). One of CBC Music’s
picks for the “35 best Canadian jazz musicians under 35”, he has performed with
some of Canada’s finest musicians including André White, Joel Miller, Mike Rud and
Kevin Dean, who has praised him for his “excellence, honesty and power of
Kirmayer’s sophomore album, High and Low (Cellar Live, 2018) features acclaimed
New York based organist Ben Paterson, with Dave Laing returning on drums. The
album “casts his warm tone and lyrical focus in a different setting…a shining example
of jazz erudition and maturity that outstrip his years” — Peter Hum (Ottawa Citizen).
Sam completed an Undergraduate degree in Jazz Performance at McGill University
in 2016 with Outstanding Achievement and Dean’s Honour List standings. He has
been the recipient of several awards and scholarships including the Oliver Jones
Jazz Scholarship from Vanier College and the David Moyse Guitar Scholarship from
McGill. He maintains an active performance schedule with several weekly
residencies in Montreal, frequent appearances elsewhere in Quebec and Ontario
and recently, a tour of Western Canada.
Appearing on tour with Kirmayer are acclaimed Ben Paterson on organ and Dave
Laing on drums.
Reservations recommended. Call 250-324-2245. Reserved tables with be held until 1:30 p.m.
- Preston Davies
- (250) 597-3045