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When

Occurs on Sunday January 27 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue

Yukon Arts Centre Cabaret
300 College Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9

Performance Notes

× Bill Coon – a fluid virtuoso guitarist, originally from Montreal with over 25 years professional experience. Juno nominated guitarist-composer-arranger Coon is one of Canada’s most highly respected and sought after musicians as well as winner of the 2009 National Jazz Awards “Guitarist of the Year”. He has performed with award winning jazz greats such as Jimmy Heath, Eddie Daniels, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dee Daniels, P.J. Perry and Campbell Ryga. Some of his more notable collaborations have been with vocalist/pianistDenzal Sinclaire and hip-hop artist K-OS. His writing and performing has been documented on over thirty CD’s to date, while jazz ensembles and symphony orchestras throughout the world have performed his arrangements.

Jodi Proznick – an award wining bassist, Jodi is one of Canada’s “top call” artists. Jodi leads her own quartet, and is a member of many other amazing jazz ensembles, such as the Tilden Webb Trio and the Oliver Gannon Quartet. Some of the legendary talents she has accompanied include Lewis Nash, George Coleman, David Fathead Newman, Ed Thigpen, Charles McPherson, Mark Murphy and Sheila Jordan.

Jodi has been described as “… armed with an arsenal of talent sure to develop recognition as of the finest bassists in the jazz world today” (Ejazznews), “ … (playing with) an infectiously in-the-pocket sense of groove” (Cadence Magazine), “ … a jazz bassist with great time and a rock-solid sound” (Katie Malloch, CBC Radio), “a great player, who plays with intoxicating passion” (RivitingRiff.com), and “a wonderful bassist who really digs in and plays from the heart” (David Fathead Newman – Coda Magazine interview).

Miles Black – Known as one of Canada's most accomplished jazz pianists with over 30 years experience, Miles is also highly acclaimed and sought after as an arranger, producer, composer, session musician, guitarist, vocalist, bassist, saxophonist, songwriter, and musical theatre director. Adding to that, he has worked as a music therapist and collegiate music instructor. Especially in Vancouver, Miles Black is well know as the "first call' when musicians are looking for top professional enhancements to their projects. Some of the renowned artists with whom Black has worked with include Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton, George Coleman, Scott Hamilton, Sheila Jordan, Chuck Israels, Dee Daniels, Paul Horn, Skywalk, Max Roach, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Lew Tabackin, Claudio Roditi, Ingrid Jensen, Houston Person, Mark Murphy, Johnny Frigo, and Von Freeman. "Black knows when to comp, when to fill, and when to fly ... " (Bud Kopman), "Miles is one of the most emphatic and creative players I've ever had the pleasure of working with" (Cindy McLeod, Jazz Elements), Metaphora - Altered Laws Jazz Quartet - "Great album ... sounds wonderful" (Paul Grant, Host of CBC's Hot Air), Synergy - Flute Duets for Piano and Flute - Miles Black and Tom Keenlyside - "It's lovely music, played beautifully by each ... very together!" (Lee Konitz).

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