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HMC Presents: Diane Roblin & Life Force
March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$25 – $45
Hamilton Music Collective Presents:
Diane Roblin & Life Force
Thursday March 23, 2023
Diane Roblin, piano, keyboards, compositions
Kevin Turcotte, trumpet and flugelhorn
Jeff LaRochelle, tenor sax and bass clarinet
Bruce Cassidy, Electric Valve Instrument (EVI)
George Koller, bass
Tim Shia, drums
Tickets: $45 / $25 (student)
New this season: Choose your seats at check out!
Doors at 7:00PM, show at 8:00PM (two sets).
Series tickets on sale Friday November 25, 2022 at 9:00AM.
Individual tickets on sale Friday December 2, 2022 at 9:00AM.
Thanks to our charcuterie sponsor Sam’s Cheese & Meats! Find them in the Hamilton Farmer’s Market.
About Diane Roblin
”This much anticipated recording proves once again Diane Roblin has something unique to offer jazz fans. Fascinating compositions with a virtuosic ensemble of Canadian hotshots.” – Jaymz Bee, JazzFM 91.1
Pianist, composer Diane Roblin has lead and played with many diverse groups from Rough Trade to renowned avant-garde improviser Charles Gayle. Diane’s studies were eclectic at York University: world music, electronics, jazz improvisation. Her time spent at the Ornette Coleman/Karl Berger workshop and the Dutch Improv Academy have also influenced her original compositions which explore various genres and encourage enthusiastic improvisation – exciting for both the musicians on the stand and the audience.
November 2019, Diane released her new album LIFE FORCE at Hugh’s Room to a packed house. She was surrounded by her Sextet which is made up of some of Toronto’s most celebrated players: George Koller, Ben Riley, Kevin Turcotte, Jeff LaRochelle and Bruce Cassidy. Her diverse compositions were explored by these top notch musicians who were communicating across the ensemble, improvising with vigor and having fun – bringing much energy and joy to the near capacity audience.
Chris Spector of midwestrecords.com reviews Life Force saying, “This all field hitter does a great job of delivering the goods again without repeating herself. A genuine wild ride you wish wouldn’t end.”
Visit dianeroblin.com to read more.
About Jazz at the Gasworks
Hamilton Music Collective Presents: Jazz at the Gasworks showcases top Canadian and international musicians in jazz, blues, and improvised music. We are excited to welcome you back to the Gasworks following a $2.5 million transformation. Our new theatre has the same great stage, with a new sound system and expanded seating capacity for you to safely enjoy world-class music in downtown Hamilton!
All proceeds from ticket sales support the An Instrument For Every Child (AIFEC) program.
For more information about the Hamilton Music Collective and An Instrument For Every Child visit: hamiltonmusiccollective.ca
Limited parking is available in our parking lot. Read more here: https://www.thegasworks.ca/parking/