June 10, 2017
7:30 PM – $25
Thank you to our Concert Co-sponsor The Blue Pearl Foundation!
Thank you Karen Oxorn for the piano tuning!
Concert – Join jazz vocalist Alex Samaras, pianist Steve Boudreau and bassist John Geggie for an evening of original takes on jazz standards and some surprises. Alex and Steve met at last year’s Jazzworks summer program and together with John share a love for the jazz tradition while searching for fresh approaches to improvisation and group interplay.
Masterclass – June 10th 2:00 pm – $50 per person for a 3 hour workshop. Alex will be teaching a group vocal workshop with space limited to 10 participants. His classes are engaging for all singers, regardless of their previous experience with jazz and improvisation. Call to book Masterclass 613-729-0693 (leave a message if you reach voicemail.)
Alex Samaras is recognized as one of North America’s leading singers
in the jazz and new music idioms. He has performed with Meredith Monk,
Brent Carver, Jackie Richardson, Zac Brown Band, Martha Wainwright and
a number of other notable performing artists. Alex leads his own vocal
group GREX, exploring the extremes of the human voice in the context
of ancient music and his own original compositions. He performs in
well known Canadian groups such as A Sondheim Jazz Project and Twin
Within. Both groups have released records to critical acclaim and you
can find more about them at their websites. Alex will be releasing his
first solo album this year under the name TRYAL.
Alex teaches singing at The University of Toronto Jazz Department,
Jazz Works Music Camp and National Music Camp. He is also the proud
conductor of the PAL Chorale at the Performing Artists Lodge in