Sharon Minemoto piano
Jon Bentley saxophone
Adam Thomas bass
Bernie Arai drums
Friday March 23, 2018
7:30 PM – $20 (doors open at 7:00 PM)
The Vancouver-based Sharon Minemoto Quartet will perform music from their most recent release, “Safe Travels”.
Minemoto has put together a gorgeous collection of original tunes combined with her outstanding piano playing. Her writing is of a highly melodic style coupled with fresh, innovative harmonic ideas. Minemoto’s compositions embrace everything from modern jazz composition, to funk to blues.
The chemistry among these four fabulous musicians is evident as the band plays with serious passion, swings hard, and lays down a very cool funk groove.
Minemoto’s compositions are dedicated to the memory of her late husband, jazz pianist and saxophonist, Ross Taggart who lost his battle with renal cancer in January, 2013. Minemoto’s compositions embrace everything from modern jazz composition, to funk to blues.
“This recording will not only be remembered for its elegiac reconstruction of the larger-than-life personality that Taggart was, especially among Canada’s West Coast musical community. Rather it will also draw accolades for its gorgeous, cinematic quality. Song after song brings to life the interplay between the two characters – Taggart and Minemoto.” Raul da Gama, THE WHOLE NOTE magazine.