Formed in 2007, Waxwing is a co-led group created by three veterans of the Vancouver music scene: Tony Wilson on guitar, Peggy Lee on cello and Jon Bentley on saxophones. The trio has released three studio recordings featuring their original compositions: Flicker Down (2021 Songlines Recordings) , A Bowl Of Sixty Taxidermists (2015 - Songlines Recordings), and Escondido Dreams (2007 - Drip Audio). The recipient of numerous Canada Council Grants, Waxwing has performed their unique works in concerts across Canada and has been a regular favourite in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. The trio has also been featured many times on various CBC radio programs, both from live performances and studio recordings including a live SignalFest recording at CBC Vancouver in 2011.
A Bowl of Sixty Taxidermists:
Elegant and bittersweet…. the original compositions accommodate fluttery abstraction as well as glowing consonance - Nate Chinen (New York Times)
Top drawer modern chamber jazz - Ken Pickering (Artistic Director, Vancouver International Jazz Festival)
Quietly gorgeous music….. contemplative and delicate, the product of a careful conversation between the three players - Alexander Varty (The Georgia Straight)
This is music that is introspective in spirit and outward bound in action. And it’s music that is sublime in any number of ways