John Geggie and special guests

This concert wil feature:

Christine Jensen - alto sax (Mtl)
Joel Miller - tenor sax (Mtl)
Jim Lewis – trumpet (Toronto)
David Braid – piano (Toronto)
Ted Warren – drums (Toronto)

John Geggie is greatly in demand as a versatile musician (double bassist) and creative composer, both in Canada and internationally. He has been the curator and programming director of the Geggie Jazz Series for thirteen years. For over ten years, he has hosted the Late Night Jam Sessions at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. He has also toured extensively with the award-winning jazz group Chelsea Bridge and the JUNO-nominated D.D. Jackson Trio. He has also recorded or performed with a many of the top names in creative improvised music: Jon Christensen, Ron Miles, Joel Frahm, Andy Milne, Marc Copeland, Vic Juris, Ben Monder, George Colligan, Craig Taborn, Sheila Jordan, David Murray, Andrew Cyrille, Donny McCaslin, Matt Brubeck, Ted Nash, Billy Hart, Marilyn Crispell, Myra Melford, Bill Carrothers, Cuong Vu, and bassist Mark Dresser. He has performed at numerous international festivals, including those in Rouen and Maubeuge (France), in Molde (Norway) and throughout the United States. Geggie has also participated in the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. In addition, he continues to maintain a busy concert schedule with the Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra and is involved in many recording projects. He performs regularly with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. John is on faculty at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York (SUNY Potsdam) and has students at both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. This winter, the Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra premiered his most recent composition, St. Andrews' Vibrations, as part of their 2012-2013 season.

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