Friday May 24th, 2013
7:30 pm – $15.
Cash at the door or call 613-729-0693 to purchase advance tickets payable with credit card.
Paul Rushka – double-bass
Frank Lozano – tenor & soprano saxophones
Kenny Bibace – guitar
Josh Rager – piano
Mark Nelson – drums
Award-winning bassist and composer Paul Rushka is thrilled to bring his compelling quintet to Gigspace as part of a national tour. Since 1997, Paul has engaged audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia with his sonorous tone, assured confident pulse, and eloquent melodic soloing. All About Jazz describes him as “a postmodern Milt Hinton” with a “sense of gravitas, melodic flair, rich timbre and unshakable time”. He is featured on over a dozen recordings, including those of James Danderfer, Chad Makela, Jillian Lebeck and Laura Crema, and has accompanied jazz greats such as John Taylor, Joe La Barbera, Julian Priester, Jimmy Greene, Jeremy Pelt, Danny Grissett, Brad Turner, Ross Taggart, Kirk MacDonald, Kevin Dean, and many more. He has also been featured several times on CBC radio with live and studio recordings on Jazz Beat and Hot Air.
Since its formation in 2008, Paul’s interactive, exploratory quintet has developed an incredible rapport, seamlessly melding ensemble passages and formidable, intricate improvisations into a vivid group sound. This is music that strikes at the mind, the heart, and the soul. Rushka’s debut album as a leader, titled As It Happens, features his lyrical original compositions and his group’s stunning interplay. Communication is at the centre of this music – individual voices entwine and textures unfurl, creating a shifting embroidery of contemporary jazz. website: paulrushka.com