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Jazz at the Gallery: John MacMurchy and Dan Ionescu

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Toronto, ON M6R 2G5

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John MacMurchy, reeds
Dan Ionescu, guitar

Thursday November 7, 2019 at 8 pm
$25; $10 Student
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John MacMurchy (saxophone and clarinet) and Dan Ionescu (8-string guitar) in a follow-up to their live-in-the-studio recording. The interplay between these musicians has been called “intuitive” and “sublime”. The performance will range between Brazilian rhythms, straight ahead jazz, and sublime ballads.
John MacMurchy is a performer, composer and recording artist based in Toronto. A woodwind player, John concentrates on clarinet, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone and is fluent in jazz and classical repertoire. He has released four full length records to critical acclaim and international airplay. John has worked with international artists as varied as Warren Vache, Howard Alden, Guido Basso, Henry Mancini, Cleo Laine, Linda Ronstadt, Carol Channing, Peter Appleyard, John Dankworth as well as being in demand as a sideman on the Toronto scene.

"It's an honest sound that John uses to converse with the listener. Nothing is hidden. It's all there on the table. Heart. Experience. Pleasure. Life." - Sheldon Zandboer

"John MacMurchy is a fleet, accomplished reedman with a knack for writing and arranging. John's got everything together and balanced out when it comes to: Tone, Technique extraordinaire, and seemingly unending ideas."

Born in Romania, Toronto-based Jazz guitarist and composer, Dan Ionescu debuted as a banjo player in a traditional Dixieland band. Four years later he won first prize at the national competition of the "Sibiu '82 Jazz Festival" and was immediately established on the Romanian jazz scene. Dan Ionescu was acclaimed by jazz critics as the top Romanian jazz guitarist for 12 consecutive years. During that period, he recorded frequently at the National Radio Studios and for Romanian Television. Since arriving in Toronto in 1996, Dan has been very active in the jazz community performing at a variety of venues and festivals with some of Toronto's top musicians. As a sideman, he recorded eight CD's with different Canadian jazz artists. In 2007, he completed a successful tour of Japan for the promotion of Ken G Shimitzu's "Last Winter" album. As of 2009, Dan has turned to the eight-string guitar (that he designed and built himself) almost exclusively.
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