Lina Allemano Four - USA Tour & "Jargon" CD Release, Oct 2010!


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Lina Allemano, trumpet
Brodie West, alto saxophone
Andrew Downing, double bass
Nick Fraser, drums

Toronto's cutting edge avant-jazz band, LINA ALLEMANO FOUR—known for their inventiveness and synergy—deftly blur the line between composition and improvisation. LINA ALLEMANO was featured as one of DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE's top innovative trumpeters for the future.

The band has toured extensively over the past 5 years, having released two widely acclaimed CDs, and releasing their 3rd album, JARGON (Lumo Records) in October 2010. The album features 7 new original compositions by Lina, showcasing her progressive and unique compositional style combined with her band's exquisite expressiveness and knack for the unexpected. Recorded live May 29-31, 2010 at Lincoln County Social Club in Toronto.

“LINA ALLEMANO FOUR play some of the most challenging and textured soundscapes in North American jazz"—Jazz Elements

“Four of Canada's best jazz players leap nimbly between free-flowing sonic adventure and concise bop, playing with agility, momentum and empathy, balancing intelligence and virtuosity with humour and moments of tenderness"—Montreal Mirror

  • Oct 9 Toledo, OH—Robinwood Concert House (presented by Toledo Bellows)
  • Oct 10 Chicago, IL—The Hungry Brain (presented by Emerging Improvisers Org.)
  • Oct 11 Morehead, KY—Morehead State University Jazz
  • Oct 12 Pittsburgh, PA—Thunderbird Cafe (presented by Garfield Artworks)
  • Oct 13 Washington, DC—Twins Jazz Club
  • Oct 14 Philadelphia, PA—Moonstone Arts Center
  • Oct 15 Brooklyn, NY—IBeam (presented by FONT Festival of New Trumpet Music)
  • Oct 16 Cambridge, MA—Lily Pad
  • Oct 17 Syracuse, NY—Spark Contemporary Art Space
  • Oct 19 Seattle, WA—Earshot Jazz Festival

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