2015 Artist Announcement: GORD SHEARD QUINTET

DATE: Thursday July 23rd, 2015
STAGE: Stratus Vineyards
ADDRESS: 2059 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
TIME: 8:30PM – 11PM

Gord Sheard – leader, piano
John Johnson – saxophones and flute
Collin Barrett – bass
Max Senitt – drums
Carlos Henrique “Riquinho” Fernandes – percussion

Pianist, composer and bandleader Gord Sheard has been a prominent figure on the Canadian music scene for over thirty years. His most recent project, the Gord Sheard Quintet, combines his depth of experience in jazz and rhythm & blues with a life-long engagement with the music of Brazil and of Bahia in particular, a region steeped in Afro-Brazilian musical traditions. Out of this comes the Gord Sheard Quintet’s repertoire – a unique and dynamic blend of Northeastern Brazilian melody and rhythm and jazz spontaneity. The quintet has performed at the Toronto International Jazz and Uma Nota Festivals, among several other appearances.

John Johnson has won a Juno; Gord Sheard was a member of Juno-nominated band Manteca

WEBLINK:   www.gordonsheard.ca