PAUL NOVOTNY & ROBI BOTOS
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday
with special guest
Juno-winning Canadian jazz stalwarts, bassist Paul Novotny and pianist Robi Botos welcome the award winning jazz-soul vocalist Michael Dunston, celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with music and stories that treasure Canadian culture and community. They will perform songs from their acclaimed recordings Movin’ Forward and Look Ahead, as well as music prepared for the occasion. Joining them will be internationally recognised Ethio-Jazz drummer Daniel Barnes and the astonishing saxophonist and vocalist, Alison Young. Happy Birthday Canada!
Paul Novotny and Robi Botos were introduced in 1999 through a letter writing campaign intending to persuade the department of Canadian immigration to accept the Botos family (Romani) as Canadian citizens, based on cultural merit. Paul was attuned to the difficulties facing the Botos family, since his own family settled in Canada after fleeing a hostile regime in Prague CZ., in the late 40’s. Look Ahead is their sublime and majestic first recording.
Robi has performed with Branford Marsalis, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau and opened for Wayne Shorter. He continues to perform in commemoration of Oscar Peterson and his own recording Moving Forward is a Juno winner. Together, Robi and Paul completed music for the Canadian feature film, Jean of The Jonses (TIFF) and Robi’s song Budapest, (from Look Ahead) has been licensed for use in the film Mishka.
Paul has performed with Cedar Walton, Geoff Keezer, Junior Mance, Kenny Wheeler, Holly Cole and Molly Johnson. Together with Joe Sealy he has opened for Brad Meldau- Charlie Haden, Herb Ellis-Red Mitchell and Michel Petrucciani. Sealy/Novotny have 2
Juno Nominations, their continued concertizing of Sealy’s Africville Suite, (1997 Juno win, produced by Novotny) provide an ongoing contribution to Canadian black culture.
Accompanied by Maestro Boris Brott and The National Academy Orchestra, Canadian tenor Gino. Quilico invites you to a musical voyage out of the ordinary.
His inspiration comes from the cities that he lived in: Paris, Rome, New York, these magical places, where he lived his dreams and his joys through intense musical moments. It is an evening of storytelling through the music which has influenced him. In passing from La Canzonetta Italiana, Broadway tunes and opera. Figaro, O Sole Mio, Westside Story are part of the musical selections which Mr Quilico will present to you during the evening.
“If you want to know about roots, and some blues and rock and country and bluegrass, all rolled into one, an incredible mix, this is the band for you!” – Hudson Music Festival
The Wanted combine intricate harmonies with traditional and unique instrumentation, creating a distinctively eclectic musical style – The Carter Family meets Chuck Berry!
ENSEMBLE VIVANT, “Canada’s Chamber Music Treasure” (Toronto Star), receives accolades internationally and is a favourite wherever the group performs. Since its inception almost 30 years ago, Ensemble Vivant has been a pioneer in the piano chamber music world, championing exciting, innovative programming ranging from classical to Latin and other jazz and related popular styles. Led by pianist/artistic director Catherine Wilson, Ensemble Vivant is also known for its depth of artistry, passionate, virtuosic interpretations and engaging stage presence. As jazz great Rick Wilkins, C.M. commented, “This is the highest-level chamber music-making. No matter the genre, there is magic in Ensemble Vivant’s music-making”.
Although Alex Pangman grew up a couple of generations late to have sung with Teddy Wilson, Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing breathes new life into the sturdy standards of the classic jazz era.
Her Alleycats band includes John MacMurchy on tenor sax and clarinet, Brigham Phillips on trumpet and flugelhorn, plus Peter Hill on piano, Glenn Anderson on drums, and Christopher banks on bass.
Johannes Linstead and his group will set the Fieldcote stage on fire as they let loose a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion and Spanish guitar magic! From being named “Guitarist of the Year”, to winning seven “Best Album” awards, to six top-ten Billboard charting albums, Johannes Linstead has become recognised internationally as one of the best-selling guitarists in the Instrumental and World Music genres.
“RADIO DIAL’s excellent musicians indulge Stuart’s multiple musical personality disorder” (Rebecca Campbell)
Canadian Brass trumpeter Stuart Laughton sings and plays a dozen instruments, injecting his contagious enthusiasm into a kaleidoscopic amalgam of musical styles, as though spinning a radio dial in search of musical gems. And it’s fun!
McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles are an Ancaster based trio who perform original folk rock music and great story songs, many based on Ancaster’s history. These seasoned musicians are award winning songwriters/artists who sing fabulous three part harmonies. Check out their latest video about the famous Ancaster Hermitage story.