Saxophonist Joel Miller to Appear at The Rex Hotel and Jazz Blues Bar in Toronto


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Montreal-based jazz label Effendi Records released a new CD Mandala by jazz saxophonist/composer Joel Miller featuring Verve recording artist/guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Joel will be in Toronto at the Rex Hotel on Monday, September 27 to perform works from his latest CD and joining him on stage will be his Montreal compatriots Thom Gossage (drums), Bill Mahar (trumpet), Bruno Lamarche (saxophones, clarinet, flute) and Fraser Hollins (bass).

Joel Miller is considered one of Canada's most forward looking, refined young jazz musicians. His debut CD Find a Way (1996) prompted Globe and Mail critic Mark Miller to observe “his solos are supremely melodic--think of Stan Getz or of John Coltrane at his most wistful... a terrific debut CD".

Born in Sackville, New-Brunswick, Joel moved to Montreal in 1988 to attend McGill University's music program and upon graduation attended the Banff Jazz Workshop, immersing himself in the music and teachings of Kenny Wheeler, Chucho Valdes and Pat Labarbara. Joel Miller received the Grand Prix de Jazz du Festival International de Jazz de Montr

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