Celtic Jazz On The High Seas Redux

Presented by George Crotty

Hosted By

Mat Vales

Toronto • Hosting in a moving vehicle, in other

Feel the summer breeze flow through your hair, hear the sound of your voice get carried by the wind over the water and towards the city as you perform aboard a 50ft wooden "pirate ship" in Toronto's harbour! An intimate open deck space that is essentially a floating deck!

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Set sail and across the pond with the beautiful melodies of our acoustic crew: The Four String Nomads are an explorative string quartet. At home in many styles of music, they present a cross-pollination of the linguistics of jazz and contemporary folk rhythms. Aline Homzy, violin Gabriel Dubreuil, violin Lea Kirstein, viola George Crotty, cello Aline Homzy is a classical and jazz award-winning violinist and composer. From Montreal but living in Toronto, Aline is in high-demand as an improvising violinist and as a session player in Canada. She co-leads a jazz-manouche group called Les Petits Nouveaux, which have found international success having performed at jazz festivals in Europe, the U.S.A. and Canada. She also performs and collaborates with notable Toronto jazz musicians David Occhipinti, Michael Davidson and Andrew Downing. Gabriel Dubreuil is a violinist from North Vancouver, BC who graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016. Gabriel's degree in jazz performance and American Roots music has supported his work as a touring musician across North America. He leads the Gabriel Dubreuil Trio, a Celtic swing group; he plays and sings in Early Spirit, a folk rock band; and he forms one half of the Loose Roots Duo, an exciting cello/violin combination. Lea Kirstein is a violist and fiddler from Victoria, BC. At home in folk, classical, and improvising styles, she is passionate about performance and education to help audiences and musicians find joy in a wide ranging expression of music. She performs regularly across Canada and the U.S. with her wife Reenie Perkovic in folk-pop duo Citizen Jane. She has recorded with JUNO nominees Oliver Schroer and Teresa Doyle, and toured with the Boston-based Folk Arts Quartet. George Crotty is a crossover cellist from Toronto. He traces his family lineage to fiddlers in County Clare, Ireland, and a family of Jewish musicians descended from Felix Mendelssohn. A recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Crotty aspires to forge a new linguistic path for the cello by integrating elements from Eastern, Celtic, and Jazz traditions. Recently he performed domestically and abroad with oud / violin virtuoso, Simon Shaheen, American fiddle guru, Darol Anger, and Cuban saxophonist, Paquito D’Rivera. LISTEN: https://lespetitsnouveaux.bandcamp.com/ https://citizenjane.bandcamp.com/ https://georgecrotty.bandcamp.com/album/loose-roots-duo

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Toronto, CA

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