Wednesday, March 25
The Brian O'Kane / Alex Dean Quinitet
TRIBUTE TO BLUE NOTE RECORDS!!
Brian Dickinson (Piano)
Pat Collins (bass)
Joel Haynes (drums)
Brian O’Kane (Trumpet/Flugelhorn)
One of the Toronto jazz scene's most exciting trumpet players, Brian O’Kane, is a regular member of the stellar Rob McConnell Tentet, Hilario Duran's Latin Jazz Big Band (2007 Juno Award winner), the Bernie Senensky Quintet and Septet, Bruce Cassidy's Hotfoot Orchestra, the Paul Read Orchestra (PRO), Barry Romberg’s Random Access Large Ensemble (RALE) and John MacLeod's Rex Hotel Jazz Orchestra.
Brian has performed with some of Canada's most important bands and ensembles, including the Canadian Jazz Quartet, the Don Thompson Septet, the Barry Elmes Quintet, the Dave Young Quintet, as well as the Ron Collier, Vic Vogel, Peter Appleyard, Dave McMurdo, and Joe Sullivan Big Bands. He has also worked with a lengthy list of national and international artists and entertainers, including Maria Schneider, Bill Holman, Vince Mendoza, Kenny Wheeler, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Paquito D’Rivera, Gap Mangione, Denzal Sinclaire, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka, Diana Krall, Ann Hampton-Calloway, Bill Mays, Dave Brubeck, Regis Philbin, Robert Goulet, Marie Osmond, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Roberta Flack, Petula Clark, Peabo Bryson, Joan Rivers, and Don Rickles.
Brian O’Kane has also worked with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Canada Pops Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Orchestra, Orchestra London, the Oshawa Symphony, the True North Brass and the Trillium Brass Quintet. He has been on many television/radio jingles and is also in demand as a pit musician, having played in shows including The Producers, The Boyfriend, The Full Monty, West Side Story, Follies, Chicago, and Swing Step.
A faculty member at Humber College in Toronto, Brian has been featured as Guest Artist at numerous schools of every level across Canada, has played at major jazz festivals throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe, and has frequently served as an adjudicator/clinician for Musicfest Canada and Kiwanis Music Festivals. He was recently a featured artist at the 33rd Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference held in Banff, Alberta.
2 sets @ 8 &10 pm
Wednesday April 1st
The Jazz Orchestra
With Very Special Guest - Andy Middleton
Wednesday April 8th
Celebrating the music of Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker!
Pol Coussée (baritone sax), Brian O’Kane (trp), Mark Dunn (bass) and Joel Haynes ( drums)
Spread the word - let's keep Jazz happening in Hamilton!
Excellence in Jazz Performance and Education
The Corktown Pub
* Voted Best Live Jazz Club in the 2008 Hamilton Spectator Readers Choice Awards! *