December 6, 2013, Friday
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Anna Webber – tenor saxophone/flute/compositions
Erik Hove – alto saxophone
J.S. Williams – guitar
Phil Melanson – drums/percussion
Evan Tighe – drums/percussion/compositions
Percussive Mechanics (Pirouet) – Anna Webber CD review. “The Brooklyn-based Webber, who plays Ottawa’s GigSpace tonight as well as shows in Toronto, Montreal and Guelph in the near future, told me an interview: “I like listening to music that is cohesive, through-composed, and develops in non-obvious ways — this is also the kind of music that I like writing.” Dec 4, 2013 Read full article JazzBlog.ca
Five questions for Anna Webber The Brookyn-based Canadian expat Anna Webber, just 29, is making ever-increasing waves with her forward-thinking composing, bandleading and saxophone and flute playing. Dec 3/13, Read full article JazzBlog.ca
Anna’s bio: Multi-instrumentalist composer and improvisor Anna Webber is making a name for herself in the experimental jazz community based in Brooklyn, New York. Already known as an improvising saxophonist and flutist who persistently avoids the expected, Percussive Mechanics, Webber’s new release on Pirouet Records, firmly establishes her as a forward-thinking composer, and has been featured in the New York Times as well as NPR’s A Blog Supreme.
She has performed and/or recorded with such cutting-edge talents as Jason Moran, Mark Turner, John Hollenbeck, Tony Malaby, John Riley, Matt Mitchell, and Stefon Harris (notably appearing on his 2009 Grammy-nominated album Urbanus). She has toured throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe; she was among three composers nominated for the BMI Jazz Composer’s Charlie Parker Award/Manny Alban Comission in 2013, is the winner of the Prix François-Marcaurelle 2010 at the OFF Festival of Jazz in Montreal and received national recognition as a finalist in the Mary Lou Williams Saxophone Competition. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Webber now resides in Brooklyn, New York.