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October 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
John MacMurchy -saxophone and clarinet Bruce Cassidy – EVI and Flugelhorn Dan Ionescu – guitar Stacie McGregor – piano Ross MacIntyre – bass Daniel Barnes – drums Maninho Costa- percussion
It’s an honest sound that John uses to converse with the listener. Nothing is hidden. It’s all there on the table. Heart. Experience. Pleasure. Life.” -Sheldon Zandboer
Deep grooves and hot Brazilian rhythms in some new compositions and selections from my albums Art of Breath Volume 1 and Silent Partner.
John MacMurchy is a performer, composer and recording artist based in Toronto. A woodwind player, John concentrates on clarinet, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone and is fluent in jazz and classical repertoire. He has released four full length records to critical acclaim and international airplay. John has worked with international artists as varied as Warren Vache, Howard Alden, Guido Basso, Henry Mancini, Cleo Laine, Linda Ronstadt, Carol Channing, Peter Appleyard, John Dankworth as well as being in demand as a sideman on the Toronto scene.
“John MacMurchy is a fleet, accomplished reedman with a knack for writing and arranging. John’s got everything together and balanced out when it comes to: Tone, Technique extraordinaire, and seemingly unending ideas.”