LIVE Kicks EXTRA presents DAVID BRAID JAZZ PIANO Tues Feb 5 2013




KHC is very pleased to add on an EXTRA show to our LIVE Kicks 2012-13 season! When we found out that David Braid was going to be just a few hours away in Calgary for a number of concerts and workshops, we extended the invitation to David to make the drive to Golden and come play a solo jazz concert on our new Yamaha Grand Piano in the Civic Centre. We’re thankful he agreed.

For lovers of jazz and the piano and for folks who like to be adventurous in their musical taste, do not miss this performance!

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Hailed in the Canadian press as “A jazz genius to call our own” (MacLean’s Magazine), two-time Juno award winning David Braid is among a new generation of Canadian artists making his mark on international stages. Braid has performed across Western Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, Brazil, the United States and Canada.

Combining harmonic intricacies fundamental to European classical music and the spontaneity of American jazz, Braid’s original music engages audiences with melodic lyricism and rhythmic pulses that do not conform neatly to any one musical genre. His work has been described as “refreshingly uncategorizable” (Paris Transatlantic), “wide-ranging, exploratory” (South China Morning Post), “une force poétique” (Le Soleil) and “elegant” (Ottawa Citizen).

“Braid’s tone, touch, chord voicings and imagination make him one of the most interesting new pianists I’ve encountered in a long time.” – Doug Ramsey, recipient of Jazz Journalists Association’s Lifetime achievement Award

Recently awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year in Canada, Braid is also a recipient of SOCAN Composer of the Year, recognizing his output of over eighty works including compositions for solo piano, jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles, and symphony orchestras. He has released nine recordings, garnering six Juno nominations and two Juno awards; he is also a multi-National Jazz Award Winner and a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts’ “JazzID Award.”

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