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Spare, elegant, melodic, soaring, fierce – Vancouver’s Mike Allen has arrived as the country’s top jazz saxophonist. Echoes of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Joe Lovano resonate through Allen’s work, but the Vancouver-based saxman has channeled them into a voice of his own, by turns soulful, intense, lush and dynamic. -Doug Fischer, Ottawa Citizen
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Hailing from the ‘Left Coast’ of Canada, Rick “Poppa Dawg” Halisheff and his band present the Blues with a unique, tongue-in-cheek view and a deep and respectful appreciation of the music. The band’s sound moves from the slinky grooves of New Orleans to the down and dirty rawness of Chicago and all points in-between.
Gritty and dynamic, they take the music from rushing peaks to hushing lows, and then Poppa Dawg steps back from the mic to spread the news.