TuneTown to release their debut album, “There From Here”Canadian co-operative trio
Available on Slammin’ Media – September 20th, 2019
Formed in 2015, TuneTown pools the creativity of three of Canada’s top jazz improvisers; Kelly Jefferson (Saxophones), Artie Roth (Bass) and Ernesto Cervini (Drums).
The group performs original music composed by and for the trio, bringing together three distinct musical voices on material that runs the gamut, from intense to sublime. Seamlessly assimilating elements from the avant garde, funk, and jazz worlds, There From Here is a welcome addition to the saxophone trio tradition.
On Thursday, June 27th TuneTown will be making it’s much anticipated debut at the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival. The show is at 2:45 pm on the Cumberland Street Stage and will serve as a preview for their debut album, There From Here.
The album plays out like a story, intended to be listened to from top to bottom. In today’s “shuffle” society, this is a breath of fresh air. Starting with A Sonic Handshake, the listener is welcomed into the world of TuneTown. What follows is a series of tunes and moods, ranging from the swinging Monks of Oka (dedicated to the great Thelonious Monk) to the sublime closer, A Transient Space. In between there are also 2 standards arranged by the band; a gorgeous reworking of Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady and a swinging reharmonization of Cole Porter’s All of You. In addition, the listener is treated to the cheeky nature of the group with The Mayor: a nod to municipal leaders of the world, and a tip of the cap to Toronto’s more “colourful” mayors from past years.
To celebrate the September 20th release of There From Here on Slammin Media, TuneTown will be playing 3 shows September 19th – 21st in Ontario and Quebec. On September 19th they will be at the Burdock Music Hall in Toronto, on September 20th they will be in Montreal and on September 21st they will perform at GigSpace in Ottawa.
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TuneTown tour dates