Jack Singer Concert Hall
EPCOR CENTRE PRESENTS
Kenny Garrett Quintet
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Pre-show entertainment 6pm - Johanna Sillanpaa
EPCOR CENTRE’s Jack Singer Concert Hall
…this music is welcoming and accessible, underscoring the notion that Garrett’s new compositions have that mercurial something in them that approaches the mysterious nature of song itself. ~allmusic.com
Leading alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett first became famous as a young member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and then later with Miles Davis’ band. He has also played with Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and has a critically acclaimed solo career.
Garrett brings to Calgary his latest notes from his Grammy-nominated 2013 release Pushing the World Away. The album consists of original compositions and gives homage to those who have inspired and influenced him throughout his successful career. Garrett is joined by Benito Gonzales (piano), Corcoran Holt (acoustic bass), Marcus Baylor (drums) and Rudy Bird (percussions). One song into the set, audiences become intensely aware of the group’s skillful approach to melody, harmony and rhythm.
Pushing the World Away is the latest stop on what continues to be a fascinating musical journey for Kenny Garrett and his listeners. It’s a recording that is not only a significant personal statement from the saxophonist, but a musical declaration of his continued growth as a musician, and in particular, as a composer.
Part of EPCOR CENTRE's Jazz Series.
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Capacity: up to 1797
Ideal for: Concerts; Performances; Film Premieres; Large Meetings; Convocations
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America.
As the home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the BD&P World Music Series, and the TD Jazz Series, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. Through rentals to outside promoters and the community, the Jack Singer hosts a wide variety of performances year-round.
Special features incorporated into the hall design allow it to host a spectrum of entertainment, with a stage measuring up to 86' wide and nearly 38' deep. Suspended high above the stage is an 185,000-pound (90-ton) laminated sprucewood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix.
In August 2004, the Jack Singer Concert Hall was upgraded with a new million dollar sound system, including a state-of-the-art hearing assistance system. The main level of the concert hall is fully wheelchair accessible with flexible seating options.
Arts Commons gratefully acknowledges the support of