The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

At the Avalanche Bar & Grill 275 8th Street, Courtenay

Thursday January 17th 2019 at 7:30pm

Morgan Childs

Members $10, non-members $12

Last week, jazz enthusiasts were wowed by a brilliant guitarist. This week they will be blown away by Morgan Childs: a drummer and bandleader residing in Toronto.

Driving, polyrhythmic, melodic, and expressive music will be on display as Morgan reunites with his long-time associates Ryan Oliver (tenor saxophone), Pat Boyle (trumpet) and the prodigy multi-instrumentalist John Lee (bass).

Originally from Vancouver, Morgan grew up in the Rocky Mountains, in Invermere, BC. Morgan received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance with Honours at Capilano University, and attended the Banff Centre Jazz Workshop. He has lived in Toronto since 2009, and has performed, recorded, and toured worldwide with jazz artists of distinction including: Phil Dwyer, PJ Perry, Guido Basso, Robi Botos, Bernie Senensky, Neil Swainson, Kelly Jefferson, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Laila Biali, Brandi Disterheft, among many others.

In 2016, Morgan appeared on the Juno-nominated album "Words" by pianist Amanda Tosoff. Morgan is a two-time winner of the Montreal Jazz Festival Grand Prix du Jazz, with the Amanda Tosoff Quartet and Robi Botos Trio respectively. He appears with Mr. Botos on the soundtrack to the Golden Globe-nominated movie "Arbitrage".

The Morgan Childs Quartet will explore the format of the trumpet/sax/bass/drums format used to great effect by such luminaries as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Don Cherry, with the great drummers Billy Higgins and Ed Blackwell.

Browse the Calendar page of our website for more information about the 38 scheduled concerts in the forthcoming year 2019. That way, you will quickly realize why Courtenay has become a significant performance destination on the Canadian jazz scene.

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