January 25, 2015
- Jan 25
- Huntclub Studios
- 8:00 PM
January 25, 2015
JASON SHARP (Montreal Free-Jazz Bari-Sax)
LINA ALLEMANO (Toronto trumpet titan)
w/ Jason Sharp, Ryan Driver & Rob Clutton
Sunday, January 25
@ Wavelength Pop Up Gallery (709 College St.)
8 p.m. $10/$8 students
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jason Sharp is a Montreal based baritone and bass saxophonist. As a solo artist he has opened for saxophonists David S. Ware, Peter Brötzmann, and Joe McPhee. He can be heard as a regular member of Josh Zubot’s Mend Ham, Sam Shalabi’s Land Of Kush, and Nicolas Caloia’s Ratchet Orchestra. In addition to his usual collaborators, he has recorded with Matana Roberts, Thee Silver Mt. Zion, and Sam Shalabi for the Constellation Label.
Lina Allemano is a Canadian trumpeter, improviser, and composer based in Toronto ON since 1993, originally hailing from Edmonton AB. She has an active international career, performing and recording cutting-edge contemporary music primarily in free-jazz/improvised/experimental/avant-garde settings. Her trumpet playing, compositions, and artistic vision have gained her recognition as being “adventurous, expressive, compelling, forward thinking, inventive, and sophisticated”.
As well as leading her longtime free-jazz band, LINA ALLEMANO FOUR, she also fronts a new improvising group, TITANIUM RIOT. (See below for more info on these groups). Lina is also a member of many other active creative groups as a side-person, including Rob Clutton’s Cluttertones, and she has also collaborated with a long list of internationally acclaimed improvisers. Lina appears on over 30 recordings, including 5 of her own critically acclaimed CDs with LINA ALLEMANO FOUR that feature her original compositions: Live at the Tranzac (2012), Jargon (2010), Gridjam (2008), Pinkeye (2006), and Concentric (2003).
Lina has been touring extensively with LINA ALLEMANO FOUR all across Europe, USA, and Canada since 2005, and she has performed multiple times at the prestigious Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) in New York City. Lina recently undertook advanced trumpet studies in Berlin with Axel Dörner and in New York City with Laurie Frink. She was featured as one of the top innovative trumpeters for the future in DownBeat Magazine (2007), was winner of the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award (2005), and was nominated for National Jazz Awards Trumpeter of the Year and SOCAN Composer of the Year (2009).