Three musical performances by emerging musicians in Western Canada.
September 23, 1989
Bob Day/Cam Millar Quintet
An assortment of new compositions which explore each musicians roots in Western Canada.
October 28, 1989
A solo saxophone concert of improvised music acto and soprano.
November 18, 1989
Recent Songs, The Gall The Gall, Eight Points of Light and the Cherry Disease, This is Nevada Calling, Procter Boulevard
Bob Day/Cam Millar Quintet
Bob Day (Flugelhorn, Composer) has long been a part of the Canadian music scene. He was an original member of Rob McConnell's Boss Brass and has toured with Chuck Mangione and Paul Anka. Bob recently studied with Bob Brookmeyer and Carmine Caruso in N.Y. City on a grant from the Canada Council.
Cam Millar (Trombone, Composer) is a graduate of the U.B.C. music programme and a former student of knowned trombonist/composer Dave Robbins. He has also studied with Ian McDougall while working in Toronto. Cam's performances include the Count Basie Orchestra, Bob Brookmeyer, Doc Severinson, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
John Hyde (Bass, Acoustic, and Electric) is well known in Alberta as a premier bassist. His many credits include Tommy Banks, P.J. Perry, Bob Stroup, Gary Guthman, Bob Erlendson, Eric Friedenberg, and the Olympics opening and closing ceremonial music under Tommy Banks.
Miles Jackson (Keyboards) adapts himself to any musical situation, and has worked with Bob Brookmeyer at Jazz City, Tommy Banks with the Calgary Philharmonic, and led the 'Band du Jour' as the studio band for CBC's Olympic Late Night Live during the '88 Winter Olympics.
Mike Mattson (Drums) has been a busy audio-visual producer, jazz, rock, and R&B drummer, synthesizer and drum programmer, and also currently works with singer-songwriter Lorn MacLachlan.
The Imagineers are a young Edmonton Band who specialize in confrontational music. This emerging band combines themes based on everyday action into an eclectic sound.
Robin Hunter (Guitar, Vocals) is the founder of World War Three D, a five-piece band which played extensively in Edmonton for two years. He has also worked as a DJ for the University of Alberta radio station CJSR. Outside of the Imagineers, his most recent project is the creation of an underground music magazine called OK Mag.
Lonnie Oullette (Guitar, Vocals) is a graduate of the Grant McEwan music program.
Darin Rufiange (Drums, Vocals) has extensive experience with many Edmonton club bands such as the Nexx'd.
The Imagineers have appeared in various Edmonton clubs and events including the Multi Purpose Rumpus Room at the Rock Against Apartheid concert, The Ritz diner, CrackerJacks. In Calgary, they have appeared at the Westward and they were featured at the Big Acoustic GA in April 1989.
Since the early 1970's, Eric has conducted educational music workshops, children's concerts and seminars in public schools and colleges. The school music workshops demonstrate the art and history of free improvisation, the evolution of jazz styles, and offer a spontaneous, creative approach to the techniques of modern music composition. He illustrates the traditional as well as experimental qualities of the saxophone (alto and soprano) and informally discusses new approaches to improvisational music.