May 7, 2020 — June 30, 2020 | Thursday, May 7 release date! 7 pm
Formed in the distant reaches of a secret hideaway, Redline Trio brings to life an attitude of a bygone era with a modern perspective.
Drummer Jeff Sulima honed his skills in the legendary Vancouver music scene, taking his musicianship across the ocean, holding down residencies in Europe and Asia. A consummate accompanist, Jeff can deftly shape the turn of a phrase with his nuanced percussive palate, and just as easily light the room on fire with his thundering mallets and driving kick drum.
Bassist Steve Shepard has a singular vision for rhythmic interaction, tonal variety and stretching harmonic boundaries. His stage presence draws in listeners and fellow musicians alike, while his creativity on and off the bandstand gives Redline Trio a foundation of epic yet elastic proportions.
Saxophonist Mark DeJong reflects a compelling juxtaposition of tradition with modernity. His musical explorations have literally taken him around the globe and those experiences inform a healthy respect for tradition while balancing the adventurousness of a trailblazer. His saxophone wails, roars and cajoles the sweetest of sonorities.
Since 2016, Redline Trio has been featured weekly at Betty Lou’s Library, a speakeasy in downtown Calgary. They have presented concerts at the National Music Centre’s King Eddy, cSPACE, artsPlace in Canmore, and have featured Juno-award winning guest artists including NY bassist Brandi Disterheft, pianist David Braid, trumpeter Brad Turner, guitarist Mike Rud, NY poet Quincy Troup, Calgary Poet Laureate Sheri-D Wilson, and vocalist Kate Melvina. Their debut recording features NY pianist Steve Hudson and was recorded at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Redline Trio would like to direct listeners of today's video presentation towards Calgary Jazz Relief and invite everyone to consider making a donation. Visit www.calgaryjazzrelief.ca/make-a-donation
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Committed to bringing local music into the lives of all Bow Valley residents, artsPlace is pleased to launch a series of online concerts for you to keep connected to our creative community from home.
Each week we will be releasing two new concerts on Monday and Thursday, recorded live from the artsPlace stage and featuring your favourite local musicians. Watch these amazing FREE local concerts here on our website or on our social media platforms and SHARE the joy! Check us out on or after May 7 to watch this special artsPlace presented online concert.
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