Saturday, February 10th Eddie and Quincy Bullen LIVE @ Ada Slaight Hall, Daniels Spectrum in Toronto
The production musically celebrates the relationship between an immigrant father and his young son. Speaking to the timeline of sacrifice to triumph, and of one generation passing its best on to the next, the narrative and the specific musical pieces of Dueling Pianos are deliberately selected to demonstrate the pain and joy – the ‘Giant Steps’ (John Coltrane) that are necessary in reaching for and attaining excellence. As father and son ‘duel’ they masterfully incorporate renditions of musical classics from Jazz, Classical, Calypso, Reggae, Pop and contemporary music into their story, showing how the father prepared his son to understand and embrace his historical roots, the roots of music and the world’s great musicians.
The 2018 production of Father and Son, Dueling Pianos continues the story of the evolution of the extraordinarily talented son into a celebrated musician / performer.
Eddie and Quincy Bullen dedicate two shows from their 2018 Black History Month tour to raise funds to help secure this essential Chair at York University.
Eddie Bullen immigrated to Canada from Granada in the 1980s, and has since worked with such Caribbean, Canadian, and American artists as Melba Moore, Byron Lee, Deborah Cox, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. His work has been heard on many channels including City TV, YTV, Love & Hip Hop (American Television Series), and Wine TV Australia. To date, Eddie Bullen has produced over 150 albums. He continues to embark on new ventures through his record company, Thunder Dome Sounds.
Quincy Bullen, following in the footsteps of his Juno Award-winning father Eddie Bullen, is an accomplished pianist, composer, producer, and singer. Quincy first performed at the Caribbean Sunfest Festival at the age of seven, and has since made appearances at the Toronto Jazz Festival, Beaches International Jazz Festival, Parti Gras at the Toronto Distillery District, and the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, as well as at various festivals in the Caribbean. Quincy is a founding member of the jazz band Quintessential Boys, and has also embarked on an acting career yielding him several principal roles both on screen and on stage.