Nov 2, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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The Yardbird is one of Edmonton's most ambient places to hear great music from near and far
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013
TICKETS - MEMBERS $18, GUESTS $22
DOORS 8 PM - SHOW 9 PM
CAMPBELL RYGA QUARTET
Campbell Ryga – alto saxophone
Bob Murphy – piano
Mike Lent – bass
Sandro Dominelli - drums
Campbell Ryga is at the top echelon of Canadian alto saxophonists. A multi-award winner, he has received Juno awards, Grammy nominations, Western Canada Music Awards and was named 'Canada's Alto Saxophonist of the Year 2000' by Jazz Report Magazine. He also appeared on Michael Buble's recording 'Crazy Love' which received a Grammy Award in 2010.
He has toured across Canada and around the world on countless occasions. One of his longest-standing collaborations is with trombonist/pianist Hugh Fraser, dating back to 1981. Besides several recordings as a leader, he has contributed to over 70 jazz recordings. His personal Juno nominations were for 2001’s “Spectacular” and 2005’s “Deep Cove” which also featured Renee Rosnes and Neil Swainson.
Of more recent vintage is his 2008 “Joined at the Hip” CD on Cellar Live with Edmonton’s own P.J. Perry, the late Ross Taggart on piano, and a rhythm section of Neil Swainson and Terry Clarke, truly an all-star group.
Any jazz fan who enjoys the “P.J. Perry” sound will definitely find Campbell Ryga and his bandmates, pianist Bob Murphy, bassist Mike Lent and drummer Sandro Dominelli.