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January 11, 2011

Steve Bell & the Steve Kirby Trio

Juno winner Steve Bell, backed up by the Steve Kirby Trio - bassist Steve Kirby, pianist Will Bonness and drummer Curtis Nowosad - will be the featured performers at Aqua Books on January 15 at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are $10

A chance pairing of Steve Bell and Steve Kirby on the Kelly Hughes Live! stage for one impromptu song brought about this month's unique quartet. 

Steve Bell is the best-known Christian musician in Canada. Before embarking on his solo career he was a long-time member of the group Elias, Schritt, and Bell.  He has sixteen albums and two Junos under his belt.

In the summer of 2003, Steve Kirby accepted the position as the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Manitoba.  Steve also performs locally with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and his own critically acclaimed ensemble: The Oceanic Jazz Orchestra. 
Professor Kirby established himself an enviable career as a double bass player, performing, recording, and touring with Elvin Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, Abbey Lincoln, Steve Turre, James Carter, Stefon Harris, Joe Lovano, Kenny Barron, Kathleen battle and many others.

Curtis Nowosad  has already performed with some of New York’s finest jazz musicians, including Stefon Harris, Marcus Printup, Ted Nash, Steve Wilson, Miguel Zenón, and his teacher and mentor Steve Kirby.

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