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Tour Dates 17/06/2015

Curtis Nowosad Announces Canadian Tour 2015

Curtis Nowosad Announces Canadian Tour 2015
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Curtis Nowosad is thrilled to announce his Canadian tour, in support of his critically-acclaimed sophomore album Dialectics, on the Cellar Live label, released on March 17, 2015.

Although Nowosad has already performed at some of Canada's most prominent festivals and venues, such as the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, and the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, this tour will be his first journey across the country with consecutive dates from coast-to-coast. Nowosad couldn't be more excited to share the music from this album but also to bring audiences into the unpredictable fire of his superb quintet. He says: "This group has a very special chemistry and I can't wait to share this music with audiences across the country."

Curtis Nowosad Quintet features Nowosad on drums, Derrick Gardner on trumpet, Steve Kirby on bass, Will Bonness on piano and Jon Gordon on alto saxophone. The quintet will perform selections from Dialectics, a collection of original compositions by Nowosad, as well as selected interpretations of music by Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, and Mercer/Schertzinger. The album continues to receive wonderful reviews ("Every single cut on this production was a tribute to Nowosad's profundity as a drummer/composer." and radio chart action that includes reaching the top ten on both the !earshot and CMJ charts, as well as spending ten weeks on the JazzWeek charts in the United States.

Based in New York, where he recently received a Masters of Music and was a Fellow of the Jazz Institute at Manhattan School of Music, Nowosad is a native Winnipegger who is recognised as one of the artists to watch out for in jazz today. He has received several awards and scholarships such as the Keep an Eye Jazz Award at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam and he was twice selected to participate in the Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead Residency at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

The Curtis Nowosad Quintet Canadian Tour kicks off on Friday June 19, 2015 at the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, and then will cross Canada with performances in seven cities, with a final stop on the east coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 10, 2015, at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival.

Curtis Nowosad Quintet Canadian Tour 2015
June 19: TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, Maw's Beer Hall 10 pm!programmation=artist$curtis-nowosad-quintet/74
June 22: TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival, Yardbird Suite, 7:30 & 9:00 pm

June 23: TD Victoria International JazzFest, Hermann's Jazz Club, 8:30 pm
June 24: TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Performance Works, 1:00 pm
June 25: Medicine Hat Jazz Fest, Esplanade Studio Theatre 10:30 pm

July 7: Toronto, Emmet Ray 9:30 pm
July 9: TD Halifax Jazz Festival, Carleton Music Bar & Grill 10:30 pm, with Roddy Ellias Trio
July 10: TD Halifax Jazz Festival, Main Stage 3:00 pm

CURTIS NOWOSAD QUINTET: Will Bonness, Jon Gordon, Steve Kirby, Curtis Nowosad and Derrick Gardner.

ALBUM: Dialectics
Artist: Curtis Nowosad
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Label: Cellar Live
Cat.#: CL010115
Featuring: Curtis Nowosad/drums,
Jimmy Greene/tenor and soprano saxophones, Derrick Gardner/trumpet, Steve Kirby/bass, Will Bonness/piano.

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

Produced with the participation of Manitoba Film and Music.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L'an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l'art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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