HUTCHINSON ANDREW TRIO @ STUDIO LIVE
(Published: January 30, 2014)
HUTCHINSON ANDREW TRIO/ 2014 OLYMPIC TOUR.
CANADIAN MUSICAL VISIONARIES Play Studio Live Feb. 21
*Winners of the 2013 TD Grand Jazz Award from the Montréal International Jazz Festival*
The Hutchinson Andrew Trio (HAT) is a unique voice on the Canadian Jazz Scene. Over the past 8 years this acoustic piano based trio has been bringing their own sound to the Canadian jazz landscape. The Trio is comprised of three-time Western Canadian Award nominated bassist Kodi Hutchinson, CBC Galaxie Rising Star pianist Chris Andrew, and Downbeat award-winning drummer Karl Schwonik. They are the winners of the 2013 TD Grand Jazz Award from the Montréal International Jazz Festival.
HAT's music can be categorized as contemporary acoustic jazz. They bring their unique Prairie perspective to music mixing elements such as contemporary swing, Latin, odd meter and acoustic groove. Kodi and Chris list artists such as Robert Glasper, Aaron Parks, and Brad Mehldau as some of their influences. Their music is representative of where they come from; the serenity and beauty of the Prairies and Rocky Mountains, alongside the excitement of the vibrant and growing young cities of the Canadian West.
A distinct voice emanating from Western Canada, the Hutchinson Andrew Trio is excited to release their third album "Prairie Modern". The album consists of 13 original tracks that are a reflection of the vast array of musical and personal influences growing up in Canada's Prairies. The album released March 19, 2013, features 6 tracks with Grammy-nominated saxophonist Donny McCaslin and 3 tracks with Brazilian percussion star Rogério Boccato. The music represents the harmony, beauty, energy and excitement of the modern Canadian West. 'Prairie Modern' has been nominated for a 2013 Western Canadian Music Award - for Outstanding Jazz Recording of the Year, the third nomination for the band. It was also featured by Downbeat Magazine's website as the Editor's Pick for July 2013.
Their debut album ‘Lost but not forgotten’, charted on the Canadian Jazz Radio Charts for over three months. In addition, CBC Radio put the album on their regular rotation as well as recording them live for air at the inaugural Canmore International Jazz Festival. The album garnered a 2006 Western Canadian Music Award (WCMA) nomination in the Outstanding Jazz Recording category. HAT was joined on their sophomore album 'Music Box' by Canadian Jazz legend Ralph Bowen on tenor saxophone. 'Music Box' was released in January 2008 and also charted across Canada. The Trio earned it's second WCMA nomination in 2008 for Outstanding Jazz Recording for the disc.
A regular fixture on the Western Canadian jazz scene, HAT has performed to enthusiastic crowds at the events such as the Montreal, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Canmore and Yardbird Jazz Festivals, as well as headlining for numerous concert series in Western Canada. They were also featured as part of Alberta House on the final weekend of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, had Chris Andrew represent Alberta musically at the 2012 London Olympics, and have been featured as part of the Alberta Foundation, Alberta Music, and Chronograph Records compilation albums. The trio plays regularly throughout the year for engagements across Western Canada, and have opened for Monty Alexander, and have played with Lee Konitz.
Kodi Hutchinson (Bass)
Double Bassist Kodi Hutchinson has been active on the Canadian music scene since 1992. Since those early beginnings, Kodi has established himself as one of the top-call bassists in Western Canada. He has worked with artists such as PJ Perry, Laura Crema, Dave Restivo, Owen Howard, Hugh Fraser, Paul Tobey, Ingrid Jensen, Ross Taggart, Mike Murley, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. Kodi currently resides in Calgary, AB, where he is an instructor at the University of Calgary's Summer Jazz Program. Kodi talents are in wide demand whether in the studio or on stage. His range of musical tastes has allowed him to tour and record with such artists as Terrain, Clanterra, Karl Roth and Sillan & Young.
Chris Andrew (Piano)
Since graduating from Grant MacEwan College in 1990, Chris has become a key player in the Alberta music scene. His musical diversity can be seen through his numerous performances over the years in genres such as jazz, funk, pop, latin, and musical theatre. Chris has recently been honoured with the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award for his virtuosic talent.
Although well known as a jazz educator in Alberta, Chris is best known for his ability to play. Chris' resume lists a veritable who's who of jazz. Chris has performed with Joshua Redman, Sonny Fortune, Bud Shank, Pete Christlieb, Joe LaBarbera, P.J. Perry, Kirk MacDonald, Paquito D'Rivera, Brad Turner, and Steve Wallace, and many more. Locally, Chris has performed or recorded with numerous well-known groups including the Jump Orchestra, Maracujah, Bomba, Tim Tamashiro, and the Edmonton Symphony
Studio Live is very excited to present HAT. This will be a performance you will not forget. Seats are limited so get advance tickets ($20) today at Bop City Records. HAT will perform at Studio Live, 2679 Beaufort Ave. (and First Ave.) in Cumberland on Friday, February 21 at 8 p.m.
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2679 Beaufort Ave.
More Information: http://www.chronographrecords.com