Ken Harper Quartet

Ken Harper

Saturday, January 31, 2015
7:30 PM – $20

Bob Brough- tenor sax
Tim Bedner – Guitar
Artie Roth – Bass
Ken Harper – Drums

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“For this evening we’re going to play the music that was written and played by the musicians who affected me the most. Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins and Bill Evans are certainly among those. The drummers who have had the greatest impact on me, among others continue to be Jerry Fuller, Barry Elmes, Jim Blackley, Frankie Dunlop, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones,Elvin Jones and Danny Richmond. ”

Toronto-born jazz bassist Artie Roth has been an active composer, bandleader, performer and educator in the national and international jazz communities, since his graduation from York University in 1992 with the Oscar Peterson Scholarship. After two Canada Council sponsored study tenures in New York City (1993 and 1997), Artie returned to Toronto establishing himself as one of the busiest, full-time composer/performers in Toronto. As a leader of his own group, Artie released “Parallels” in 2005 and will be releasing his second CD “Currently Experiencing” in the fall 2013. As well as leading his own group, Artie is also an active member of The Rich Underhill Group, The Bob Brough Quartet and Kollage.

Saxophonist Bob Brough is best known as a tenorman who’s appeared over the years with various rock, jazz, and classical artists and has recorded as a sideman on many recordings
including 2 Juno-nominated CDs with ‘Time Warp’ during the 1980’s. More recently
recorded examples of particular note are his solo and ensemble performances on tenor
saxophone on Richard Underhill’s 2003 Juno-award winning CD ‘tales from the blue
lounge.’

Guitarist Tim Bedner, is a modern lyrical composer and improviser, and an award-winning teacher and performer on six- and seven-string guitar. Reviewers have called him “a talent and a force, playing with grace, style, passion, and inventiveness.” His CD recording “Of Light and Shadow” debuted in the #1 spot of the CMJ jazz chart. Tim teaches jazz guitar performance at Carleton University, where he founded the Contemporary & Jazz Guitar Ensemble. In addition to composing, Tim creates arrangements and guitar instructional materials. He performs extensively throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Tim graduated from Duquesne University and Berklee College of Music.

Drummer Ken Harper started playing the drums at the age of 5. He has studied music at both Humber College and York University where he attained an Hon. B.F.A in performance and history of modern jazz under scholarship from Oscar Peterson. Starting in 1986 Ken studied with legendary jazz drummer Jim Blackley for 3 years. Jim’s musical approach to drumset and snare drum playing influences Ken’s teaching and performances to this day. Ken has played and taught music through every Canadian province, 40 U.S. states as well as 6 European countries.