July 28th 7pm at Array Space, 155 Walnut Street, Toronto, ON $10
12 piece jazz band lead by Liam Gallagher and Marie Goudy
guest vocalist Jocelyn Barth
Original compositions and arrangements
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July 1st, 2016, Toronto, Ontario – The 12 piece jazz band EMS, under the direction of Liam Gallagher and Marie Goudy, is set to perform in concert at Array Space on the 28th of July with special guest Jocelyn Barth. Comprised of 8 horns and a rhythm section, EMS plays all original rep composed by the band leader’s specially for this ensemble. The performance is set in the intimate Array Space and a rare opportunity to hear the ensemble outside of the bar stages.
The band’s rep draws on the jazz tradition while innovating with modern sounds and forms. The band’s sound is powerful and articulate, and draws inspiration from writers such Marty Paich, Maria Schneider, Gil Evans, and Quincey Jones. Its charts showcase some of Toronto’s best up and coming jazz musicians including members from Autobahn Jeff LaRochelle and Ian Wright, Anthony Rinaldi, FOG Brass Band’s Rebecca Hennessy, Paul Tarussov, and Socialist Night School’s Aidan Sibley.
Liam Gallagher is a composer and arranger working out of Toronto, Ontario. While the main artistic outlets for his writing are his 12 piece band EMS (co-lead by Marie Goudy) and the Hart House Jazz Orchestra (lead by Ernesto Cervini) Liam is also a composer for video games and animation, as well as a video game critic for the 2-Bit Game Club. His primary instrument is the upright bass, though his first love was for keyboard percussion. Liam tweets @LiamGiiV and can be found at www.theliamgallagher.com
Marie Goudy is a trumpet player, composer, arranger and educator born in Toronto, Ontario. She started playing trumpet at the age of eleven, and began her professional career at fifteen. Marie completed her Bachelor’s degree in jazz studies at the University of Toronto in 2012, and has made her mark on Toronto’s professional scene playing jazz, classical, pop, Latin and show music. She has performed with many notable musicians including Benny Golson, Maria Schneider and Cleo Laine.
Jocelyn Barth is one of Canada’s most exciting emerging vocalists. Her pure tone, formidable range and technique and innate musicality have put her in increasing demand in a variety of settings. Jocelyn has performed and recorded with Canadian music icon Jane Siberry and Inuk throatsinging dynamo Tanya Tagaq. She sang on The Witch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and voiced Jacob’s sister Marfa on the animated television series Jacob Two Two. Jocelyn sang at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, the Guelph Jazz Festival and SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival and was a featured vocalist in Jazz FM 91’s Songwriter’s Series.