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ASHLEY SUMMERS QUINTET
May 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm$15
Ashley Summers – Bass Toronto’s Kelly Jefferson, saxophone (www.kellyjefferson.net)
Chris Baker, drums (www.chrisbakerdrums.com)
Daniel Bruce, guitar (www.danbrucemusic.com)
Daniel Murphy, piano (www.danmurphypiano.com
Bassist, composer and educator Ashley Summers is a Canadian-born, Chicago-based artist whose talents have brought her to stages all over the world. Summers has brought her “glorious tone that pours forth passion and groove” (Jazzreview.com, 2010) to the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival, and Jazz a Vienne. She has also been touring venues throughout the US, from concert halls like the Kennedy Center for the Arts to Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn and the Lilypad in Boston. Recent performances have included special guests Aaron Goldberg, Corey Christiansen, Leo Blanco, Seamus Blake and Kenny Werner.
For more than a decade, Summers has been leading her own large and small ensembles in an effort to showcase her original music and the extraordinary talent of her peers in Canada, the US and Europe. Recently, the title track on Summers’s 2017 ears&eyes Records release, ‘True North’, was recognized by the International Society for Jazz Arrangers and Composers as the 2017 “Outstanding New Music Composition” in the small ensemble category.