Cory Weeds Quartet: Jazz on the Wing Sunday September 23 2018 at 7:30 PM
Sunday September 23 2018 at 7:30 PM
David Hazeltine is one of a handful of contemporary pianists who has mastered all of the major musical skills, from improvisation and technique, to accompaniment, arranging, and composition. Even more impressive, David is the rare artist able to innovate in each category. A Milwaukee native, David was playing the clubs as a preteen, and before he’d even come of age he was already grabbing the attention and respect of jazz legends like Sonny Stitt, and Chet Baker. They urged him to make the move to New York City, which he did in 1992. The mark of a true artist, David’s style appeals to a wide range of musical tastes and levels of sophistication. His melodies and harmonies are beautifully complex and memorable. David is known for taking a familiar or unexpected song and making it new, making it his own. Hazeltine has worked with some of the world’s respected jazz legends including James Moody, Eddie Harris, Jon Faddis, Joe Henderson, Pepper Adams, Jon Hendricks, and Marlena Shaw. Even in the crowded, competitive New York scene, it is obvious to me that the hip-without-fanfare Hazeltine is a standout" - Ira Gitler David Hazeltine is for sure the brightest star on the jazz piano horizon. His style has a deep-seated commitment to jazz history while communicating a wealth of 'today' ideas." - Cedar Walton A player and writer with great respect for the melody, Hazeltine can be surprisingly inventive with the harmonic and rhythmic possibilities in a tune. Unobtrusive yet frequently exciting, Hazeltine always sounds as if he is digging what he's playing, and his approach makes well-known tunes sound fresh...." - Aaron Steinberg, Jazz Times
Yukon Arts Centre Cabaret
300 College Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9
Featuring celebrated New York City pianist David Hazeltine, Vancouver saxophonist Cory Weeds with an expressive sound rooted in the Jazz tradition is one of Canada’s most influential Jazz impresarios. Hazeltine is the most recorded contemporary jazz pianist of our time, having recorded thirty five CD’s as a leader and hundreds more as a sideman, on various major labels globally.
This is a festival seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theater.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.