Sat, May 04, 2019 08:00PM
Price: $40, $36 Friends, $30 students and seniors
Includes same-day Museum admission (redeem at Ticket Desk)
Don’t miss your chance to see Juno Award winner Gordon Grdina and his new band, The Marrow, performing a mesmerizing cross of Arabic maqam, Persian dastgah, and avant-garde jazz. Their border-blurring melodies are delicate yet powerful, connected to the past yet tuned to the future.
Vancouver-based Grdina is renowned for his explorations on the oud and guitar. He brings together two mainstays of New York City’s jazz-scene — Mat Maneri on the viola, and Hank Roberts on the cello — along with Vancouver-based percussionist Hamin Honari on the daf (frame drum) and the tombak (a goblet shaped drum). The Marrow’s first album Ejdeha, released last June, was a critical success hailed by All About Jazz as “a compelling work of contemporary and ancient telepathy.”
Opening for The Marrow are innovative Montreal-based oud player Nazih Borish and acclaimed Toronto-born bassist Roberto Occhipinti. The evening’s performances are part of our 2018/19 Performing Arts season, The Other Side of Fear, featuring acclaimed artists who have transcended fear through music, dance, and spoken word.
With support from
Opening Performance by Gordon Grdina presented by