FREE! JAMES GANNETT TRIO WITH JASON HUNTER AND BARRY ELMES SUNDAY AUGUST 11, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
JAMES GANNETT TRIO WITH JASON HUNTER AND BARRY ELMES
Jason Hunter, sax James Gannett, bass Barry Elmes, drums
Jason Hunter got his start harmonizing on acappella songs during high school with his teacher, Ian Burbidge, and a couple of other boys. Jason went on to study music at university, He pursued the big band jazz interest for four years at McGill in Montreal, known then for its focus on big band and 1960s bebop and post bebop styles. Hunter went next to Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music for a Masters of jazz performance, earning his Masters Degree and performing with his sax in jazz clubs around Boston and New York City.
He met his wife, Jenny, in Boston where she was studying opera, and they moved back to Kincardine to raise their family.
James Gannett has been a music educator since 1993, both privately and as an annual faculty member at the Kincardine Music Festival.
He began playing guitar at the age of 7, before taking up the electric bass at the age of 10, and the upright bass at the age of 12.
In addition to studying privately with some of Canada’s best music educators, James has completed his Grade 7 Royal Conservatory for Double Bass, and graduated on the Dean’s Honour List from Mohawk College, where he received a diploma in the Applied Music program. James has performed thousands of concerts across North and South America. He has played in rock bands, classical orchestras, chamber music groups, folk and Celtic bands, musical theatre, jazz big bands, and smaller jazz ensembles.
Barry Elmes International performer, drummer, composer, record producer, educator and multi-award winner, Barry Elmes is a mainstay of the Canadian jazz scene. His work has been documented on over 90 jazz CDs and he has performed and/or recorded with many renowned jazz artists.
Barry has performed all over the world. In 2012 his quintet celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a Canadian tour.
In addition, Barry continues to produce recordings for a variety of artists, co-leads the jazz quartet Time Warp and presides over Cornerstone Records Inc., a successful artist-owned jazz label and publishing company dedicated to presenting recordings by Canadian jazz artists. Barry is an associate professor of music at York University and currently serves as the Area Coordinator for Jazz.