The Jim Cameron/Liam Hockley Quintet will play at Studio Live in Cumberland (2679 Beaufort Ave.), April 27.
This intriguing East Coast/West Coast collaboration is sure to make for a memorable evening of adventurous, exhilarating jazz.
Cameron is a veteran saxophonist and Hockley is a versatile clarinetist.
Joining them will be Ron Hadley, on piano, bassist Rick Kilburn, and Buff Allen, on drums.
About the band:
Jim Cameron lives near Boston, Massachusetts. He studied with Lee Konitz and Jackie McClean, but his style has been described as “of the Sonny Rollins school.” Jim is one of Boston’s first-call players and has always been involved in the steady gigs in that city’s most well-known jazz venues.
Clarinetist Liam Hockley is a versatile musician whose creative practice focuses on the creation and promotion of new and experimental music. Liam’s repertoire encompasses not only the major 20th- and 21st-century works for his instrument, but also the results of collaborations with Canadian and international composers on innovative new works across a broad spectrum of aesthetics.
Pianist Ron Hadley is originally from the Boston area, where he took private lessons at the New England Conservatory with jazz piano legend Jaki Byard while studying theory and jazz improvisation at Berklee College of Music. He has performed throughout North America and Japan.
Rick Kilburn was born and raised in a musical family from Vancouver, B.C., and grew up listening to and playing jazz. He attended the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, during 1973/74, and from there moved to New York, where he worked as a bassist with such diverse players as Dave Brubeck, Mose Allison, Airto, Flora Purim and Chet Baker.
Based in Vancouver, drummer Buff Allen has had 45 years of professional playing experience in jazz, pop, theatre, recording studios, concert tours, television, and movies.
Nimmons, Don Thompson, and visiting artists including Hank Jones, Teddy Wilson, Lenny Breau, Johnny Guenieri
Advance tickets are $20 and available at Bop City Records or by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. At the door: $25. Music gets underway at 7:30 p.m., April 27. Doors open at 7 p.m. Great room acoustics and a seven-foot Yamaha grand piano make this an ideal intimate listening room. Get your tickets early!