Thursday, March 31, 7 pm ($15/10)
Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
51 Stuart St., Hamilton
LINA ALLEMANO FOUR (Toronto)
LINA ALLEMANO trumpet
BRODIE WEST alto saxophone
ANDREW DOWNING bass
NICK FRASER drums
Hailed as one of Canada’s leading avant-garde/free-jazz bands, LINA ALLEMANO FOUR is known internationally for their inventiveness, playfulness, and synergy as they deftly blur the line between composition and improvisation. This exciting Toronto band has been touring extensively for the past 10+ years all across Europe, USA and Canada. Their music has been described as abstract melodicism, combining lush colours with dense free-flowing rhythmic textures.
“Lina Allemano and her band have created an eclectic sound that makes its own synthesis of tradition and avant-garde, of structure and freedom, of clever composition and emotional depth, of abstraction and warmth… beautiful and moving and fun.”
[Stef Gijssels, The Free Jazz Collective (Belgium), Nov 2012].