Faculty Concert Series: The Ron Westray Quartet
Jan 16, 2014, 7:30pm-9:30pm
York University’s Oscar Peterson Chair in Jazz Performance, Ron Westray, brings his quartet centre stage for a concert featuring jazz standards, original works and a showcase of music from the great Jimi Hendrix.
Ron Westray, trombone
David Restivo, piano
Ross Macintyre, bass
Daniel Barnes, drums
Best known for his work as lead trombonist with the legendary Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra conducted by Wynton Marsalis and his collaborations with Wycliffe Gordon, Ron Westray has appeared in concert with such luminaries as Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Stevie Wonder, Benny Carter, Dewey Redman, Roy Haynes, Randy Brecker and a host of other leading artists. A regular on the New York City club circuit, he has played premier jazz venues such as the Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Sweet Basil’s, Iridium, Jazz Standard and Smalls, and is a standing member of the acclaimed Mingus Band.
Professor Westray joined the faculty in York’s Department of Music in fall 2009 as the Oscar Peterson Chair in Jazz Performance. He teaches jazz performance, composition, history and theory, and co-directs the York University Jazz Orchestra with Al Henderson.
Admission: $15 | $5 for students & seniors
Box Office: Purchase tickets online or call 416-736-5888
|Location:||Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building, York University, 4700 Keele St.|
|Sponsor:||Department of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts|
|Posted by:||Judy Karacs|