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York U Faculty Concert Series: Al Henderson Quintet

Oct 4, 2012, 7:30pm-9pm

The 2012-13 York University Faculty Concert Series launches with a performance featuring award-winning composer and renowned jazz bassist, Professor Al Henderson.

The concert celebrates the release of  his latest recording of all-new work, Taiga, on Cornerstone Records.

Called "...a thinking fan's quintet..." by the Globe & Mail, the all-star ensemble comprises:

Al Henderson – bass
Alex Dean - saxes, oboe, flute, bass clarinet
Pat LaBarbera - sax, flute
Richard Whiteman - piano
Barry Romberg - drums

In additional to his critically acclaimed quintet, Henderson is co-founder and co-leader (with York music professor, percussionist Barry Elmes) of the influential ensemble Time Warp.

As a sideman, he has performed with many leading jazz artists including Jane Bunnett, Arnett Cobb, Hank Crawford, Slim Gaillard, Jimmy Knepper, Diana Krall, Flip Phillips and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson.

As a composer, Professor Henderson has created a large and distinctive repertoire of original works. More than 60 of his compositions have been recorded by his own bands as well as other leading artists such as Don Pullen, Jane Bunnett, Shox Johnson & the Jive Bombers, Alex Dean and Richard Whiteman.

Admission: $15 | students & seniors $5

Box Office: 416-736-5888 | www.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice

Map & Directions 


Location:Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St. Toronto
Sponsor:Department of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts
Posted by:Judy Karacs
Web Sitehttp://www.yorku.ca/finearts/music/events
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