Impressions Jazz Group
supporting Curtis Nowosad quartet
SATURDAY JUNE 22 @ 8 PM
THE WEST END CULTURAL CENTRE
Impressions Jazz Group is an eclectic jazz ensemble that performs original compositions by Daniel Hollenberg (saxophone, composer and group leader). This creative ensemble is influenced by a diverse mix of musical and cultural traditions that give the group its unique sound. From the jazz world, compositions played by the group draw from bop, avant-garde, blues, and modal jazz. Although the “jazz language” is the primary musical medium or foundation through which the group’s music is expressed, compositions are also inspired from diverse traditions including Australian Aboriginal, South Asian, Jewish and West African. The music creates a rich musical tapestry that inspires improvisation. The energetic and inspirational sound of the group’s music is also readily accessible to those unfamiliar with jazz, lending the group wider audience appeal. As noted by its group name, the main musical concept is that music is not a fixed phenomenon, but reflects only impermanent “impressions” of sound and rhythm that are constantly changing and “in flux.”
The current musicians for Impressions Jazz Group are: Daniel Hollenberg (alto and bari sax, didgeridoo, percussion), Sean Irvine (woodwinds), Radovan Radulovic (electric bass), Alanna Fast (electric keyboard), Adam Ciric (guitar), and Max Osawa (drums).