Ellen Rowe’s All About the Trio – A Celebration of Oscar Peterson: Music from his Canadiana Suite
April 16 @ 2:00 pm$19 – $50
Ellen Rowe’s All About the Trio
with special Guest, Randy Napoleon
A Celebration of Oscar Peterson:
Music from his Canadiana Suite
Sunday, April 16th, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Ellen Rowe’s popular series returns to the House to pay tribute to the great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson and will play selections from his beloved Canadiana Suite, a celebration of his Canadian homeland. Pieces will include “Wheatland”, “Blues of the Prairie”, “Laurentide Waltz” and “March Past”.
“…The pieces that make up Oscar’s Canadiana Suite, recorded first in 1964, proceed across Canada from east to west, which is the way the country thinks, in the precise sequence of the railway journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific…
…Those pieces are like views from a train window; or perhaps memories of a father’s descriptions of the land when he would come home from his journeys and supervise his son’s piano lessons.”
– Gene Lees, Oscar Peterson: The Will To Swing
Don’t miss another opportunity to be back in Kerrytown Concert House with Ann Arbor’s favorite jazz trio as they highlight the Canadiana Suite by Peterson who was Canadian himself, and considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.
Ellen Rowe (piano), Paul Keller (bass), and Pete Siers (drums), with special guest Randy Napoleon (guitar).
Ellen Rowe, jazz pianist and composer, is currently Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and previously served as Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Connecticut. Winner of the Hartford, CT Advocate Readers’ Poll for Best Acoustic Jazz, Ms. Rowe has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, South Africa, and Australia. CDs out under her own name include “Sylvan Way”, “Wishing Well”, “Denali Pass” and “Courage Music.” Her latest project, “Momentum – Portraits of Women In Motion”, was released in January of 2019. When not leading her own trio, quartet or quintet, she is in demand as a sideman, having performed with a wide variety of jazz artists. Ms. Rowe’s compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by jazz ensembles and orchestras around the world, and she was recently a composer-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is on the Board of the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers and also serves as the Coordinator for the JEN Sisters In Jazz Collegiate Combo Competition, in addition to being an in-demand clinician.
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- Masks are strongly encouraged and available as needed.
- Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.