Drumheller – December 2010


On a stormy December 12, 2010 at The Mansion, The Kingston Jazz Society was pleased to present Toronto’s Drumheller, an innovative and quirky quintet featuring:

The KJS was fortunate to have Dave Dove on hand to record the event.  The full YouTube Play list can be found here.  You can also view highlights below:

“An all-star team of Toronto next-generation improvisors – sophisticated new music with a sense of wobbly fun, big-band-through-the-looking-glass …a toronto improv supergroup pokies play.”

Carl Wilson, zoilus.com

“Eminently quirky… Drumheller’s music is both grandly swinging and bizarre at turns. ….as striking, iconoclastic and superb as any group pushing the boundaries of jazz and improvised music today.”
Matthew Sumera, All About Jazz

DRUMHELLER is a quintet of jazz composer/performers who draw from traditional to avant-garde, as well as from their diverse experiences in free improvisation, folk, notated music, punk and groove music.  The group embraces collective and solo improvisation, with compositions that range from short sketches used as jumping off points for free improvisation to through-composed pieces.