Canadian Jazz Collective
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The Canadian Jazz Collective (CJC) Septet was formed in 2022 and led by three of Canada’s most renowned and Award-Winning jazz artists, takes a collaborative approach to the presentation of original Canadian jazz on the international stage. The Collective’s repertoire consists of original compositions from saxophonist Kirk MacDonald and trumpeter Derrick Gardner, along with the works of guitarist Lorne Lofsky (known for his recordings and tours with the Great Oscar Peterson) — all specially arranged for this seven-piece ensemble.

This exciting new ensemble, comprised of 3 leaders, Kirk MacDonald (saxophonist/composer), Derrick Gardner (trumpeter/composer), & Lorne Lofsky (guitarist/composer), along with rising star clarinetist Virginia MacDonald, bassist Neil Swainson, pianist Brian Dickinson, and Austrian drummer Bernd Reiter highlights the blending of three unique artistic voices, showcasing their virtuosic, world-class artistry and original compositions for new international audiences.

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National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Azrieli Studio


April 6th at 8:00 PM


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