Bill Coon: guitar/composer
Campbell Ryga: alto & soprano saxophones
Paul Rushka: acoustic bass
Buff Allen: drums
Bill Coon’s Orbit featuring Campbell Ryga is a group that grew out of a shared love of the music and compositions of Bill Evans. On top of playing classic Bill Evans songs like Five, Turn out the Stars and Very Early, the group has added new original songs based on the sound and feel of this exciting new ensemble. Interplay, imaginative and inventive solos, and a swinging ensemble sound are hallmarks of this wonderful group.
Juno nominated guitarist, composer, arranger Bill Coon won the 2009 National Jazz Award, ‘Guitarist of the Year’. He has performed with and collaborated with many significant musical artists including Jimmy Heath, Peter Bernstein, Dr. Lonnie Smith, PJ Perry, Sheila Jordan, Carol Welsman, Dee Daniels, and Rebecca Kilgore, Phil Dwyer, Eleanor McCain, K-os, Peter Washington and Lewis Nash.
Recipient of 3 Juno Awards, Campbell Ryga received the Jazz Report Magazine Award of ‘Canada’s Alto Saxophonist of the Year 2000’ presented to him at the annual Jazz Report Awards Ceremony held in Toronto in May of the year 2000. He has two additional nominations, a Grammy nomination, and he appeared on Michael Buble’s recording ‘Crazy Love’ which received a Grammy Award in 2010. Campbell Ryga’s recordings have twice received the ‘Western Canadian Music Award’ in the Jazz category.
Tickets $10 • Ages 19+
Advance tickets available below until 4pm on Saturday July 13
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