Nov

5

2016

  • doors 7:30pm
  • showtime 8:30pm

Jason Wilson Perennials

    with
  • Hammerton Wagler O'Neill

Jason Wilson’s music has been described as “reggae-impressionism”, “jazzy-reggae” or even “post-reggae”. While none of these quite cover it, Wilson’s art is, nevertheless, truly unique; it is a sound where reggae is freely brushed — not strictly detailed — allowing space on the canvass for wildly divergent inspirations to peek through. In essence, Wilson combines reggae with the improvisational sensibility of jazz and then layers it with the storytelling quality of the Scottish folk tradition. Perennials draw from the deep wells of the reggae canon, the Scottish and English Folk Revival and NYC bebop. The result is a singular global-roots sound.

Hammerton Wagler O’Neill – Piano/Bass/Drums – a classic jazz trio format. This trio is original music penned by Thomas, Tyler, and Dave. In the mix are tunes by Radiohead, the Beatles, Tears for Fears, Genesis, Tom Waits, and favourite songs from the massive ‘standards’ catalogue .

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