TWILIGHT JAZZ SERIES: BOSSAS and BALLADS
BOSSAS and BALLADS
Featuring: Sundar Quartet featuring Roy Patterson
EVENT: Twilight Jazz Series: St. Catharines edition – BOSSA and BALLADS
BAND: Sundar Quartet featuring Roy Patterson
DATE: Sunday, May 3, 2020
TIME: 6 PM – 9 PM
LOCATION: Mahtay Cafe and Lounge
ADDRESS: 241 St. Paul St., St. Catharines, ON
TICKET PRICE: $15 + HST in advance / $20 + HST at the door / $10+ HST for Musicians and Arts Workers / $8 + HST for students
SEASON’S PASSES are also available: ONLY $99 for all 8 shows
JUNO-nominated saxophonist/vocalist/composer Dr. Sundar Viswanathan has performed extensively in Europe (including with Grammy-nominated Charles Tolliver Big Band), Japan, South Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, and the USA. Musical associations have included Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Wheeler, Jaffa Road, Kiran Ahluwalia, Rez Abbasi, Luciana Souza, John Abercrombie, Terry Clarke, George Cables, Joe Lovano, John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Dave Holland, Billy Hart, and Jim McNeely.
Sundar’s critically-acclaimed quartet CD ‘What a Dream I Had’, presented imaginative interpretations of vocal jazz standards, bossa novas and popular tunes, and featured Dave Restivo, Adrean Farrugia, Larnell Lewis and George Koller. The Toronto Star’s Ashante Infantry described Sundar’s voice as “a cross between Kurt Elling and Chet Baker”. Sundar’s latest CD (Petal), with his world-jazz group Avataar received critical acclaim in publications including DOWNBEAT, JAZZIZ, worldmusiccentral.com, allaboutjazz.com, and several other print and e-media sources.
Sundar and his music has been showcased on CBC Radio, CIUT, JAZZ FM, CKLN, KayaFM (South Africa), Radio Bombay, CITY TV, CKUA, WBAI (New York), CFRU, KZYX (Mendocino County, California) and others. He also has been commissioned to compose and perform with Dance companies in Canada and the USA, including Sampradaya Dance Creations, Arzoo Dance Theater, MOSAIC and Trilok Fusion.
His most recent vocal project includes an emphasis on the music of Jobim and Duke Ellington, two master composers/musicians who have been a major influence on Sundar’s writing and playing style. This group also features Roy Patterson (gtr), Louis Simao (bass) and Daniel Barnes (drums). Sundar’s work can be seen and heard at www.sundarmusic.com
“Patterson…a perfectionist with a big, round and dominating sound that turns every tune into a stimulating experience.” – The Toronto Star
Catching the tail end of the 1960s provided Nova Scotia born guitarist Roy Patterson a broad palette of musical styles to draw from. After touring Atlantic Canada in dance bands during the 1970s, he made the move to Toronto and since then performed with many of Canada’s elite. His style has drawn comparisons with some of the most respected guitarists in North America, and his playing has taken him to Finland, Istanbul, Italy, Taiwan and the U.S.A.
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