The Prime Rib Short Band – 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 ownThe Prime Rib Short Band. The performance is coming to you from the Audio Valley Recording Studio in Ottawa and we can’t wait for you to experience this unique environment. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the fantastic results! The Prime Rib Short Band’s concert video lasts an hour and will be available to pass and ticket holders for a 24-hour viewing period once the video premieres at 7:30 PM EDT. So if you’re tuning in from a different time zone or if you can’t make it for the live broadcast, you can catch the show later.

The Prime Rib Short Band
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 delivers an eclectic mix of big band swing with soul. For their appearance at MJF, due to challenges related to COVID-19, they will play as a sextet – hence The Prime Rib Short Band – but still deliver their classic sound and Prime Rib sizzle. The repertoire features original material by Ed re-worked by him especially for the festival gig. 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…fewer in number but might in sound!

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. You can also 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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