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Toronto’s TD Jazz Fest: Mike Field Jazz Quintet

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Fresh off a Los Angeles/Australian/New Zealand tour including showcases at the prestigious Nelson Jazz Festival, plus an intense European tour with stops in Germany and Italy, the award-winning, Toronto-based trumpeter and composer MIKE FIELD celebrates his homecoming with a multitude of shows in ON and BC as well as major festival dates. Somewhere between concerts, Field and band also found time to visit Canterbury studios to record a third album to be released in the fall of this year. For more information please visit www.mikefieldjazz.com and a video teaser for the new album here http://www.mikefieldjazz.com/videos

Touring is the life and love for jazz trumpeter and sometimes guitar player Mike Field. Now a welcome treasure for Australian and New Zealand jazz festivals and venues, Field has made new fans in Germany and Italy this past few months as well. Hot on the heels of his highly successful tour, Field continues the whirlwind of activity with more festival concerts in Ontario and then heads out west for a string of B.C. shows and then off to New Zealand again.

One would think that a daunting schedule such as the one Field adheres to would make for little writing time, but he manages to compose a continuous stream of new material. As if that’s not enough, Field and his group of fresh, topnotch musicians gathered to record his third album for release in the fall. The new compositions will bring some of the same influences and upbeat energy as his sophomore album Rush Mode – an eclectic collection of jazz tunes ranging from classic bebop to Hispanic-influenced romps and winner of two Australian Independent Music Video Awards (AIMVAs) – but with fuller production and performed by some of the country’s finest session musicians. Field’s writing is usually heavily influenced by his travelling experiences so we can expect some Italian cantautori and maybe even a jazz-polka.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 Harlem Underground – Toronto, Canada 7:30pm-11pm Toronto Jazz Festival
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 The Rex Hotel – Toronto, Canada 9:30pm-12am $7 at the door
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 The Epicurean – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON 9:30-11:30pm Music Niagara Festival
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 Oakville Jazz Festival – Oakville, Canada 5-6:30pm Centennial Stage
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 Jaime’s Rainforest Inn -Tofino, BC 9pm Rush Mode 2015 Tour
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 Georgia Straight Jazz Society – Courtenay, BC 7:30pm Rush Mode 2015 Tour
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 Hermann’s Jazz Club – Victoria, BC 8pm Rush Mode 2015 Tour
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 The Patricia Hotel – Vancouver, BC 3-7pm Rush Mode 2015 Tour
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 Salmon Arm Jazz Club – Salmon Arm, BC 7-9pm Rush Mode 2015 Tour
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 Vernon Jazz Club – Vernon, BC 8-10pm Rush Mode 2015 Tour
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 The Mussel Inn – Takaka, New Zealand 9-11pm 2016 Tour
Sat, Jan 23, 2016 Waiheke Island Resort – Waiheke Island, NZ 7:30-10:30pm 2016 Tour
Sun, Jan 24, 2016 Waiheke Island Resort – Waiheke Island, NZ 1-4pm 2016 Tour
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 Tauranga Jazz Society – Tauranga, NZ 5-8pm 2016 Tour
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 Auckland Jazz & Blues Club – Auckland, New Zealand 7:30-10pm 2016 Tour

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