The Prime Rib Sextet – Friday October 16 @ 7:30 PM

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Please join us on Friday October 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM for our second show featuring Ottawa’s own The Prime Rib Sextet. The performance is coming to you from the Audio Valley Recording Studio, one of the city’s best studios with an impressive list of clients from the region and across Canada. We can’t wait to see and hear the results!

The Prime Rib Sextet
Ed Lister – Musical Director/trumpet
Zakari Frantz – alto sax
Petr Cancura – tenor sax
Clayton Connell – piano
Alex Mastronardi – bass
Jamie Holmes – drums

The Prime Rib Big Band usually performs as an 11-piece powerhouse ensemble that performs an eclectic mix of big band swing with soul. For their appearance at MJF, they will scale down their ranks and play as a sextet but still deliver their classic sound. The repertoire features original material with a few re-interpretations of standards thrown in for good measure. The band recently released a CD entitled Choice Cuts and to quote leader Ed Lister “we are very proud of the magic we managed to capture in the studio and want to share it with as many people as possible!” The Prime Rib Big Band performed at MJF a few years ago and both the band and the audience had a fantastic time so we are delighted to have them back!

Over the three years the band has been active they have performed over fifty shows including MJF, the Ottawa Jazz Festival and the Parc L’Imaginaire festival as well as a highly successful three-year monthly residency at Irene’s Pub. The band draws huge influence from great composers such as Kenny Wheeler, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus to name but a few.

Please join the concert link ten minutes before the show so that you can leisurely settle in for the event. Please join the concert link ten minutes before the show so that you can leisurely settle in for the event. Or start your night earlier at the free pre-concert Zoom Chat with others attending the show and guests who’ll be dropping by.

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