August 11-14, 2016:
Teaching Creative Jazz & Improvising Guitar Symposium
Concert Series

Interview for Guitar Moderne

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Recent CD Releases

Live at the Tranzac Vol 1
Ken Aldcroft - William Parker

Mister, Mister
Solo Ken Aldcroft

Red & Blue
Ken Aldcroft & Scott Thomson

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Ongoing Performances

Ken Aldcroft Presents
Second Wednesday Series
The Tranzac, 10pm

Third Sunday of the Month
The Tranzac, 3pm

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Most of Trio Records' catalogue is now available as downloads from itunes

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Here is a poem written by Nicholas Power which was inspired by a set of improvised music performed by me, drummer/percussionist Germaine Liu and bassist Jim Sexton at the LoD Series in Toronto.

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The THREADS (Quintet), initially inspired by Henry Threadgill's Zooid performance at the 2011 Guelph Jazz Festival, is a modern jazz ensemble whose repertoire consists of original compositions that typically run 18-25 minutes. The ?concept? behind these compositions is to create music that simultaneously merges improvisation with composition while embracing the rich history of the jazz tradition and, in some small way, moving it forward. This is accomplished by utilizing composed material as options for the quintet members to realize through group improvisation while still retaining space for the individual soloist to step out; and is bound together with pulse time in the drums. THREADS has performanced at the Tranzac Club, Gerrard Art Space, and the Emmet Ray as well as participating in two residencies at Somewhere There. They will be releasing their debut CD "10/09/11" in 2015 at the Jazz at Oscar?s Series at the Hart House, U of T.

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Jonathan AdjemianJonathan Adjemian

Jonathan Adjemian mainly plays things with keyboards: piano, organ, synthesizers, laptop. He is an active player of improvised, composed, and pop music. Ongoing collaborations include a duo with Amelia Ehrhardt (movement and sound) and PWM with Andy Yue (matching MS20 synths). He has recorded with, among others, Kyle Brenders, One Hundred Dollars and Jon-Rae and the River, and has toured Canada extensively with the last two. His solo work as Hoover Party covers the lounge music - noise music continuum. Jonathan also works for theatre (sound, lights, technical direction), working with Alex Wolfson, Ammo Factory, the Toronto Youth Theatre, and others.

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Josh Cole

Originally from Langley, BC, bassist, composer and beat maker Josh Cole is currently based out of Toronto. Josh graduated from the Jazz Program at Capilano College in 2006 where he founded the critically acclaimed October Trio with Dan Gaucher and Evan Arntzen. In the years following Josh lived in Vancouver where he participated in the jazz community by playing with Brad Turner, Ron Samworth, George Mcfetridge, Dylan van der Schyff, Skye Brooks, the "fabulous" Bruno Hubert and many others. He was also active in the pop/rock community working with producer Jon Anderson (aka Jon Inc.), and Zaac Pick. Since moving to Toronto Josh has worked with THOMAS, Ken Aldcroft and Hugh Marsh amongst others. In addition to performing Josh taught at the Sarah Mclachlan Music Outreach in Vancouver from 2007-2010, and has been teaching privately since 2002.
Josh Cole

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Germaine LiuGermaine Liu

Germaine Liu is a Toronto-based percussionist, performer/composer and creative improviser. As a percussionist, Liu has been privileged to work with many wonderful musicians, dancers and artists such as Anne Bourne, Matt Brubeck, Allison Cameron, Thomas Charmetant, Malcolm Goldstein, Peggy Lee, Urs Leimgruber, John Oswald, Nicole Rampersaud, Gino Robair, Danielle Palardy Roger, Evan Parker, Nick Storring, Scott Thomson and many others. She has participated in the 416 Festival, Guelph Jazz Festival, Nuit Blanche, Ottawa Chamber Festival, Sound Travels Festival, Suoni per il popolo, Supermusique, Toronto Jazz Festival, X-Avant ¬festival, soundaXis festival, NAISA?s Sound Bash, Tone Deaf Festival, Music(in)Galleries, NUMUS, and AIMToronto?s Leftover Daylight and Interface Series. She performs regularly in a number of Toronto-based ensembles, including the crl, AIMToronto Orchestra, Rob's Collision and Octopus. Liu studied percussion with Jesse Stewart during her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph and composition with David Mott at York University in Toronto.

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Karen Ng

Alto saxophonist Karen Ng received her education from Humber College's renowned jazz program and earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Music at York University. She has had the great opportunity of studying with the country's top saxophonists including Pat LaBarbara, Alex Dean, Kirk McDonald, Mike Murley and Kelly Jefferson. Noted for her involvement with Toronto based bands Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene, Woodshed Orchestra and Contemporary Jazz Juno award winning group the Happiness Project, she has had the pleasure of touring Europe, Asia and North America. Canadian festival appearances include Hillside, Ottawa Folk Festival, Guelph Jazz, Halifax Jazz, Sappy Fest and TD Toronto Jazz.
Karen Ng

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