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Nancy Walker Quartet (Jazz at the Gasworks)
November 10, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$25 – $45
Hamilton Music Collective Presents:
Nancy Walker Quartet
Thursday November 10, 2022
We are pleased to announce acclaimed pianist and composer Nancy Walker will be performing at Jazz at The Gasworks, alongside Shirantha Beddage on saxophone, Kieran Overs on bass, and Ethan Ardelli on drums.
Tickets: $45 / $25 (student)
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Doors at 7:00PM, show at 8:00PM (two sets).
About Nancy Walker
“Nancy Walker has played enough piano to know how to keep listeners interested however hard she pushes the boundaries of familiarity.”
Nancy Walker is a Canadian musician based in the Toronto area. Her work as a pianist and composer reflects her view of the times we live in – at times intense, at times poignant, at times cerebral. Her most recent recording as leader is ‘Til Now Is Secret (Addo Records). Showcasing ten of her original compositions, the recording features multi-reed player Shirantha Beddage, guitarist Ted Quinlan, bassist Kieran Overs and drummer Ethan Ardelli, and was made possible with the help of the Ontario Arts Council.
Nancy has been recognized Canada-wide. Winner of the 2008 National Jazz Awards Keyboardist Of The Year Award and the 2003 Montréal International Jazz Festival’s prestigious Grand Prix de Jazz, Nancy has several previous discs as leader to her credit.
Her debut, Invitation, was released in 1997, and was voted one of the year’s best by Jazz Canadiana reviewers. Toronto Star critic Geoff Chapman named Luminosity (2000) one of the top jazz recordings of that year. Levitation, Nancy’s third recording (2003), was “a fine example of the modern jazz musician’s art” according to the Globe & Mail’s Mark Miller. When She Dreams was released in 2004 on Canada’s premier jazz label, Justin Time Records, and shot to the number one position on Canadian campus radio jazz charts.
In 2005, Nancy and her quartet (featuring saxophonist Kirk MacDonald, bassist Kieran Overs and drummer Barry Romberg) toured the Canadian jazz festivals. That same year Nancy was nominated in four categories at Canada’s National Jazz Awards. In 2006, Nancy’s recording Rainy Days and Mondays (Somerset/Universal) was nominated for a JUNO award in the “Instrumental Album Of The Year” category. She was also among the Keyboardist Of The Year nominees at the 2006 and 2007 National Jazz Awards. Her next recording Need Another was a trio date with Kieran Overs and drummer Ethan Ardelli.
Nancy’s 2011 release New Hieroglyphics (made possible with the help of The Ontario Arts Council) featured Ted Quinlan (guitar) along with Overs and Ardelli. Nancy’s quartet toured Western Canada in the fall of 2011 in support of the recording, with the assistance of The Canada Council For The Arts.
Learn more by visiting https://nancywalkermusic.com
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