The Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker Tribute is back! Thursday, March 30th, two years after a sold out and highly acclaimed show, the quintet return to Hermann’s to revisit the music of two of jazz’s most celebrated icons.
The tribute is lead by veteran of the Victoria jazz scene Gord Clements on baritone sax, his son and international touring musician Olivier Clements on trumpet, and renowned session musicians Rob Cheramy on guitar, Bruce Meikle on bass, and Damian Graham on drums.
Tickets are 18$ (12$ for students) http://www.gordclements.com
After over 30 years on the scene in Victoria, Gord Clements has established himself as one of Victoria’s most prolific multi-instrumentalists and sought after educators. With five jazz albums, an orchestral recording of original bass clarinet pieces, and induction into Victoria’s Music Hall of Fame in 2009, Clements’ unique career has made his classes and workshops inspirational to students of all ages and levels.
“FROM ITS MANCINI-ISH OPENING NOTES TO THE KILLER ELLINGTONIAN FINALE, THIS IS SOME FINE MAINSTREAM CHAMBER JAZZ. …ONE OF THE STRONGEST AND BEST-SOUNDING RECORDINGS YET FROM VICTORIA’S JAZZ SCENE.”
-Ian Cochrane, Monday Magazine
Most known for his work as a jazz musician, Gord Clements has collaborated with Paul Horn, Louis Rose, Gary Guthman, Tommy Banks, Rob McConnell, Don Clark, Ian McDougal, Phil Dwyer, and Hugh Fraser. In 2002, Clements started working with renown musicians Misha Piatigorksy and Neil Swainson, recording three highly acclaimed albums that pushed the boundaries of the bass clarinet in jazz. Starting with “Above and Below” (2002), the trio expanded to include the legendary Don Thompson on “Bounce” (2003), and with Willard Dyson and Rob Cheramy on “Run” (2006).
“I LOVE THE SOUND AND THE WRITING IS FIRST CLASS.”
-André Rhéaume, ICI Musique