It was an excellent opportunity to learn from the pros. The senior jazz band welcomed well-known bassist John Yelland to their rehearsal last Tuesday, Jan. 20. He worked with the band to enhance their competition pieces and to teach them a a few Latin jazz rhythms. Yelland has performed with many Toronto bands including Luis Mario Ochoa’s Cimmarron and Clazz.
“We’re constantly trying to expand our diverse professional level repertoire,” says band member Harkirat Ahluwalia. “We have a busy February ahead of us — with gigs at the Bishop Strachan School, Branksome Hall, Humber College and York University, as well as UCC’s Jazz Day.”
The senior jazz band welcomes opportunities to play at private gigs. For more information please contact Harkirat Ahluwalia at email@example.com
Enjoy two of the band’s numbers;
“Sister Sadie” by Horace Silver
“Bayou Farewell” by Graham Breedlove