It’s almost here! My new album, Momentum, will be released worldwide on September 9, 2016. The release of this album will be followed by several concerts in the Toronto area, with special guest Will Kennedy of the Yellowjackets.
Here are few notable happenings for April and May 2016:
I’m performing April 16th with Ernesto Cervini’s excellent sextet Turboprop at the Pilot Tavern in Toronto. The music is diverse and challenging, and the band is truly stellar. It’s an honour to play with these fine musicians.
I’m taking the stage with the new Brian Dickinson big band at the Jazz Room (Kitchener-Waterloo) on Saturday, April 23. The following week, I will be serving as conductor for the band in studio. Really looking forward to that!
In May, I head to Ottawa to adjudicate MusicFest Canada, Canada’s national band festival. I always enjoy this opportunity to hear this country’s up-and-coming talent.
On April 15th, if you happen to be in Reykjavik, Iceland, be sure to check out this year’s Tectonics Festival. I was one of the transcribers responsible for some of the sheet music in a concert featuring Roscoe Mitchell and the Iceland Symphony orchestra. Transcribing this material was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I’ve had in a while, and I look forward to hearing this music in person.
My newest album, Momentum, is on the way. Final release date imminent. Stay tuned!
Hi, friends: This season I’ve been preparing for the release of my forthcoming album, “Momentum”, guest lecturing in the United States, and performing with a variety of groups in Toronto including a special concert with the Order of Canada big band at Koerner Hall. I’m also thrilled to be back at the Old Mill Inn this November, with a special trio concert on November 27. Click to view the event on Facebook:
Shirantha Beddage Trio at the Home Smith Bar (Old Mill Inn)
21 Old Mill Rd., Toronto, Ontario
Friday, November 27, 2015, 7:30-10:30pm
$20 minimum food / drink purchase
Shirantha Beddage – piano and saxophone
Mike Downes – bass
Mark Kelso – drums
The Shirantha Beddage Trio returns to the Home Smith Bar (Old Mill Inn) on Friday, November 27! This concert will feature new music from Shirantha’s forthcoming album, “Momentum”, in addition to originals from Shirantha’s celebrated albums “Identity” and “Roots and Branches”.