January 29, 2011

Michelle Grégoire Trio

Come to Aqua Books on Saturday, February 5, at 8:00 pm, to hear Jazz composer/pianist Michelle Grégoire perform with bassist Luke Sellick and drummer Curtis Nowosad.

Tickets are $10.

Pianist and composer Michelle Grégoire's music has been described as elegant and original with great depth and imagination.  
She has toured across Canada with her quintet and appeared at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal and the Ottawa Jazz Festival in 2010.  Her new CD is Diversity
Grégoire's music is heard regularly on XM Radio, Galaxie satellite jazz programs and on various CBC programs. 
In 2009, Grégoire's quintet opened for the Branford Marsalis Quartet at the Jazz Winnipeg Festival.

Luke Sellick is a double bassist and composer. He has collaborated with some of Winnipeg’s best jazz artists, including Ron Paley, Will Bonness, Larry Roy, Michelle Grégoire, Walle Larsson, and Papa Mambo.  Currently studying at the University of Manitoba, Luke is in his third year of the bachelor of jazz studies program.

Curtis Nowosad has quickly become Winnipeg's go-to drummer.  He has performed in big band and small group settings with some of New York’s finest jazz musicians, including Stefon Harris, Marcus Printup, Ted Nash, Steve Wilson, Miguel Zenón, and his mentor Steve Kirby.

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