On Wednesday, January 31st, composer/drummer Gregg Brennan will bring his quintet Aiseiri to the Rex Hotel (194 Queen St. West) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Show starts about 9:30, $5 CDN @ the door.
Gregg Brennan is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston Mass. USA. He is an active composer and painter as well as a bandleader and educator. He has performed with, among others: Jeff Perry, Zulfugar Baghirov, Neil Swainson, Chris Robinson, Miles Li, Jeff Stout, Ed Saindon, Paul Elmen, Fernando Mainer, Stephane Wrembel and Danny Morris. Gregg has studied with Bob Moses, Ian Froman, Joe Hunt, and Skip Hadden and is currently an active member of the international Association for Jazz Education
Formed in autumn 2004, Aiseiri is a modern jazz exploration. With a mixture of composed and free sections, the group bases its sound on the aesthetics of European Jazz and free improvisation. Drawing heavily on influences from Middle Eastern 'Baladi' to traditional Eastern European and Nordic Folk Song, Jazz and the Avant Garde, the quintet brings a colorful blend of styles and personality with each member. Aiseiri is trumpeter Patrice Barbanchon, multi-reed player Jonathan Kay, guitarist Avi Granite, double bassist Neal Davis and drummer/percussionist Gregg Brennan. The debut Aiseiri release Bird on Triangle is available from Standback Records (www.standbackrecords.com).
For more information, go to the website below.