Pressed presents a double-header of creative new music from Montreal and Ottawa!
After meeting in Montreal, these three friends were inspired to create a group that draws from their varied interests, including rock, folk, funk and jazz. Adapting the chordless trio format, they explore creative original music and covers that make use of electronic instruments, improvisation and feel-good grooves.
Jonny Chapman // bass
Aaron Dolman // drums
Chris Maskell // saxophone + electronics
CYNTHIA TAURO QUARTET
Cynthia Tauro is the youngest in a musical family, playing the piano since the age of three. At the age of twelve, she sang “Over the Rainbow” with none other than Bernie Senensky on piano (broadcast by York University 105.5 FM). Classically trained at first, she began to specialize in jazz in high school, and then branched out to Latin Jazz in university. She has recently graduated from the Jazz Performance Program at Carleton University. Cynthia continues to study piano with Mark Ferguson in Ottawa. She also continues to work with Frank Falco in Toronto, where Robi Botos is among her earlier teachers and mentors. This past year, Cynthia was the lead pianist in the Carleton University Jazz Band and in the summer of 2014 she was the coordinator of the Carleton University Jazz Camp.
Cynthia’s gift not only lies in accompanying herself while singing, but also in composing. Her songs resonate with the audience, as she lets you into the pure vulnerabilities everyone has felt. She has performed at the Jazz Bistro, The Homesmith Bar, 120 Diner, Musideum, and Habits Gastropub, located in Toronto, as well as venues in Ottawa such as Brookstreet Hotel, Pressed, The Rainbow Bistro, and Das Lokal. She has also performed at Le Cagibi in Montreal, as well as Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Doors open at 7:30pm, $8 cover