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Kelly Jefferson

Toronto-based saxophonist, composer and educator Kelly Jefferson has a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University in Montreal and a Masters degree from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Kelly has performed with the The National Arts Centre Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Maria Schneider, Bill Holman, Ray Anderson, Kenny Werner, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Al Jarreau, Michel LeGrand, Nicholas Payton, Brian Blade, as well as Ray Brown, Sonny Fortune, Randy Brecker, Renee Rosnes, Johnny Mathis, Russell Malone, Joey DeFrancesco, and Dee Dee Bridgewater, among others. Kelly has toured extensively in Canada, the United States, Japan, Thailand, Europe, South Korea and China, including a nine-month tour in 2000 as the tenor saxophonist with legendary trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. The Kelly Jefferson Quartet release Next Exit, was nominated for a 2011 Juno Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year

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Saskatchewan Suite

Label: Chronograph Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Place; The First; The Newcomers; The In-Between; September 1905; Saskatchesport; Thank You, Mr. Douglas; Saskatchejazz

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Entering Utopia

Label: Three Pines Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Hello, Today; Entering Utopia; Layla Tov; Billyish; Flood, Deluge; Look Down; Sycamore; Cheryl; Sgraffito; Memories Remain; Looking Glass; Blue Gardenia.

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Earth Voices

Label: Empress Music Group
Released: 2021
Track listing: 1. A Dream Within a Dream (feat. Emilie-Claire Barlow) 2. Sonnet 49 (feat. Robin Dann) 3. Here and Heaven (feat. Michelle Willis & Alex Samaras) 4. Birdwings (feat. Alex Samaras) 5. Oh, Life (feat. Laila Biali & Alex Samaras) 6. The Fiddle and the Drum (feat. Lydia Persaud) 7. To a Stranger (feat. Felicity Williams w/ strings) 8. Finis (feat. Emilie-Claire Barlow) Vocalists and composers listed above. Music arranged by Amanda Tosoff

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Looking North

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021

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September 1905

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Label: Chronograph Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 04:58

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Blue Gardenia

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Label: Three Pines Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 03:18

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TuneTown: Entering Utopia

Read "Entering Utopia" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Just over a year after releasing There From Here, their debut record--and taken from the same sessions, held at the Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, Ontario in November 2018-- TuneTown's second outing, Entering Utopia, acts as a resolute continuation of the trio's initial statement and paints the three equal leaders in the light of a varied ...

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Finis

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Label: Empress Music Group
Released: 2021
Duration: 05:52

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Three Short Stories

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Slow to Anger (Prologue); True North X; Once Upon a Time (feat. Kelly Jefferson); Monk's Unfinished Symphony; Longing; Slow to Anger; E.S.T.; A Letter to My Father (feat. Kelly Jefferson); Three Short Stories; The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Blues; Preludejavu; Once Upon a Time (Epilogue).


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