fri18aug8:00 pmPJ PERRY QUINTET8:00PM | $30.00

About the Artist(s)

Saxophonist PJ Perry’s masterful playing has earned him countless awards and honours, including multiple JUNO Awards, the Order of Canada, and even an honourary doctorate. Perry has appeared with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Kenny Wheeler, and Bobby Shew, among others.

His latest recorded effort NO HUGS on Cellar Music is another thoughtful but hard swinging recording featuring 8 brand new compositions written with another Canadian icon, Neil Swainson.

Perry mentions in the album notes: ‘One of the most difficult aspects of the Covid lockdown was not being able to snuggle in “the big, brown chair” reading stories to my grandson, Atticus. Hence the tune and album title ‘No Hugs’. On the other hand the pandemic provided an opportunity to write a bunch of new music albeit under the most unusual circumstances proving to be very rewarding. The incredible musicianship of everyone in the band made the recording such an enjoyable experience’.

With Brad Turner – trumpet, Tony Genge – piano, Neil Swainson – bass and Dave Laing – drums