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Double Bill: Lina Allemano and The North

Double Bill: Lina Allemano and The North

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About the Yardbird Suite

The Yardbird Suite has been Edmonton's jazz venue since 1957.  It is the performance venue of the Edmonton Jazz Society, and is  an intimate,…

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Friday, November 10, 2017


From Toronto
Lina Allemano

Lina Allemano - solo trumpet

Originally from Edmonton, Lina Allemano is a trumpeter, improviser, and composer currently based in Berlin and Toronto. She is bandleader of the internationally-acclaimed groups Lina Allemano Four and Titanium Riot as well as a collaborator with countless other cutting-edge contemporary projects in Europe and Canada.

Allemano was named one of Downbeat magazine's top innovative trumpeters for the future and was recently called "one of the most exciting new voices of the last few years" (Point of Departure). She has an active international career, performing and recording innovative contemporary music primarily in free-jazz/experimental/improvised settings but also a wide array of other genres. Her trumpet playing and artistic vision have gained her international recognition as being adventurous, expressive, and compelling.

From Toronto, Finland and Denmark
The North

Mike Murley - saxophone
David Braid - piano
Johnny Aman - bass
Anders Mogensen - drums

The North creates music combining the experiences of jazz musicians living in Canada and Scandinavia. Multi-Juno Award winners David Braid and Mike Murley are long time musical collaborators as are Danish drummer Anders Mogensen and Finnish bassist Johnny Åman.

All leaders in their own right, these musicians share common roots in the jazz tradition while reaching forward as improvisers and composers to reflect their personal and cultural experiences. Saxophonist Murley’s composition “The Split” conjures images of his native Nova Scotia through the lens of a Coltrane influence. Braid's “Lele’s Tune” is a wide-ranging suite that showcases the compositional skills that have brought the pianist international acclaim as an artist who seamlessly combines classical and jazz music. Mogensen and Åman are a formidable rhythm section that brings their vast experience and Scandinavian perspective to the group.

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