For those of you who like it formal; here is the press release for the upcoming Hornband shows. Pretty cool to be playing the Six String Nation Guitar. Read more about it here.
For Immediate Release January 4, 2008
Posgate makes Canadian guitar connection with American tuba legend!
Even though critically acclaimed jazz guitarist Tim Posgate will be wearing a banjo for the most part this week during his concerts and recording sessions he is excited about announcing that he will be playing Jowi Taylor’s Six String Nation guitar at Hugh’s Room. (www.sixstringnation.com)
“I have always been interested in this guitar and now a chance to play it in concert with our friend from the States; Howard Johnson is very special.”
Jazz tuba legend Howard Johnson has played on over four hundred recordings as a sideman with a list of artists including Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Taj Mahal and the Band and will be here with Torontonians Lina Allemano and Quinsin Nachoff in the Tim Posgate Hornband
You can hear them perform in concert in a great listening environment when they make their Hugh’s Room debut on Sunday January 13.
Also, the International Association of Jazz Educators is hosting its annual conference in Toronto this year. (Wednesday through Saturday) Potentially, one of the most interesting concerts will be the Tim Posgate Hornband featuring Howard Johnson on Saturday January 12. (3pm Royal York Hotel)
Guitarist Tim Posgate has been performed at all the major Canadian jazz festivals in support of his first six Cds and is heading into the studio with his Hornband right after the IAJE conference to make their second Cd (to be titled “Banjo Hockey!”).
“The new music for the band includes as much or more banjo as it does guitar,” says Posgate. “I am in love with that instrument!”
The Six String Nation Guitar combines pieces of wood from Pierre Trudeau's canoe paddles, Paul Henderson's hockey stick, the Golden Spruce and the St. Boniface museum where Louis Riel went to school, as well as dozens of other pieces of Canadian history.
Tim Posgate Hornband Featuring Howard Johnson (Mingus, Miles, The Band, Gil Evans)W/ Lina Allemano: trumpet and Quinsin Nachoff: tenor sax, clarinet
Howard Johnson: tuba, bari sax, Tim Posgate: guitar, banjo
Saturday January 12, 3pm Constellation Ballroom, Royal York Hotel (IAJE conference pass-holders only)
Sunday January 13 830pm Hugh’s Room 2261 Dundas St. W, doors open at 8pm.
Reservations recommended call: (416) 531-6604
Tickets $20 in advance, $22 at the door, $17 for students
contact Tim Posgate: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 416 530-0688