UPwithART continues with live music by the modern jazz outfit from Montreal, Kite Trio…AND Londons very own DJ Stitch spinning all night.
When: 12 April 2014 – Doors Open at 10 PM
Where: East Village Coffee House – 754 Dundas St
Admission: Suggested donation of $10
All proceeds to benefit Unity Project
KITE TRIO (Montreal)
“Kite is a ground-breaking group from Montreal that redefines what it means to be a jazz trio. Their music is a gripping rendition of the guitar-bass-drums format that draws unabashedly from sources usually overlooked by other jazz groups, including minimalism, modern classical, progressive rock, and country music.”
Kite has been establishing an alternative path for the modern jazz trio since it was formed by guitarist Eric Couture, drummer Eric Dew, and upright bassist Paul Van Dyk in Montreal in 2008. Five years of relentless rehearsing, composing, and touring have created a bold sound that often elicits comparisons to both 70s prog icons, “Gentle Giant” and to modern day alt-jazz giants, “The Bad Plus”. Each member of Kite is a gripping presence on his instrument, but it’s a determination to experiment in the face of jazz tradition and to put it all on the line for the band that makes Kite special.
Kite has received several grants from the Quebec Arts Council and FACTOR, was a finalist in the “Jazz En Rafale” contest for emerging artists, and was featured on a YOUTUBE video with 5 million views. Kite’s debut album (Self-Titled, 2011) was crowd-funded by a very supportive fan base through Kickstarter.com. Kite has played hundreds of shows in venues from Quebec City to Toronto to Philadelphia. Kite’s second album, funded by a grant from FACTOR and produced by Montreal Music scene luminary, Jocelyn Tellier, was released in October 2013.
“A relaxed feel belies a taut tension that is framed by the contrast between hanging dissonant chords and breezier arpeggios. This first flight already cuts a unique trajectory.” – Lawrence Joseph, Montreal Mirror
“Ambient music bordering the experimental, with a touch of rock. Really a young trio to look out for.” -Annie B, Planète Jazz 91.9 FM
“One of my favourite Canadian bands” -Ian Doig-Phaneuf, Musical Program Director, London Ontario Live Arts.
DJ STITCH (London, ON)
Bricolage is a French term for ‘tinkering’ and involves the creation of unique pieces of work using whatever materials are at hand. DJ Stitch embodies this spirit through knitting together a wide range of sounds including deep funk, 80s new wave, bebop jazz and classic hip hop. DJ Stitch’s makeshift handiwork not only moves, it can remove-dig?
DJ Stitch largely resides and entertains in a cabin near Tobermory, Ontario.