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Tunnel Six

Tunnel Six is a sextet comprised of some of the most notable up and coming jazz musicians from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and from Eastern Canada. The group was formed when its members were attending the International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Though the band was formed by a chance meeting, the strong musical chemistry between the band members was immediately evident from the first notes they played. Within the span of the three- week workshop, the band members felt as though they had already been playing together for years. They play original compositions by all the band members and hope to connect to their audiences through the strong and intuitive storytelling elements of their improvisations. They are currently planning an extensive tour of Canada, the midwest U.S., and the Pacific Northwest for 2010, which will culminate in the recording of their debut full-length album in Portland, OR.


Album Review

Tunnel Six: Alive

Read "Alive" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The formation of the American/Canadian sextet Tunnel Six wasn't planned. The six musicians met up at the 2009 International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada, and discovered rare group chemistry after having played together there. Since then the group has performed across Canada and the U.S., and cut two CDs, Lake Superior (OA2 Records, 2010) and now Alive, recorded at their live shows in Vancouver, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle.The line-up--sax and ...

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"The level of interplay... is remarkable" - Earshot Jazz Magazine
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Band / ensemble / orchestra


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Independent Records



Self Produced


Lake Superior

OA2 Records


EP Release

Self Produced


Tunnel Mountain

From: Lake Superior
By Tunnel Six


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