If you’re looking for an evening of jazz to round out your weekend entertainment, artsPlace in Canmore is the place to be.
The Piotr Lemanczyk Trio will perform at artsPlace on Saturday, (Jan. 23) at 7:30 p.m. The trio will perform unique, high-energy jazz and will bring its own brand of musical interplay to the evening.
Lemanczyk is an award-winning acoustic and electric bass player and composer. Hailing from Poland, he has long been a fixture on the international jazz scene, and he brings his daring and eclectic sound to the Bow Valley. Lemanczyk will perform with Mark deJong (sax) and Tyler Hornby (drums), two of Canada’s top Jazz artists.
Tickets are $16 for members and $18.50. To purchase tickets, go to artsplacecanmore.com.
Lemanczyk is a well-known European bass player and composer, and heads several jazz projects. He has worked with a variety of collaborators, including Jerry Bergonzi, Tim Hagans, Dave Kikoski, Seamus Blake, Gary Novak, Brian Melvin, Beatlejazz, Clarence Penn, Joonatan Rautio, Goran Larsen, Jacek Kochan, Adam Pieronczyk, Zbigniew Namyslowski, Janusz Muniak, Maciej Sikala, Piotr Wojtasik, Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski, Wojciech Staroniewicz, Janusz Strobel, and Jaroslaw Smietana.
He has recorded a number of CDs, including Follow the Soul, Freep, Village Time, Naha People, GURU, and Baltic Dance. He was awarded best instrumentalist and best composter at the International Jazz Juniors Competitions in Krakow.
DeJong has been active as a performer and educator since graduating from the University of Calgary in 1991. He taught saxophone at Mount Royal College Conservatory, organized music for the Beat Niq jazz club from its inception until 2000, and maintained a busy performing schedule with The Swinging Bovines saxophone quartet.
After moving to Vancouver in 1998 to study with acclaimed sax teacher Stan Karp, deJong again relocated to New Jersey in 2001 to pursue graduate jazz studies with master saxophonist Ralph Bowen. After completing his graduate studies, he returned to Canada to begin teaching jazz at the University of Saskatchewan.
Hornby started drumming at age 10 and he has performed at festivals, clubs and concerts in North America, South America and Europe, and has appeared on more than 30 recordings. He was nominated for the Galaxie Rising Star Award (’09) of Radio Canada and the General Motors Grand Jazz Award at Festival International de Jazz de Montreal.
He released A Road to Remember (‘11), which was nominated for a WCMA for Best Jazz Recording of the Year, and received a WCMA nomination for Best Jazz Recording of the Year with the Tyler Hornby B3 Trio. He was recently nominated for a 2015 WCMA nomination Launch for Best Jazz Recording of the Year with the Tyler Hornby Quartet.
Tyler has a B. Mus in Jazz Studies 98’, and a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance/Pedagogy (University of Colorado, 06’).