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Tribute to legendary jazz pianist

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The Capitol Theatre presents the tribute concert Swingin’ with Oscar, by the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, May 11th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office at $32 for members and $35 for the general public. The TD Arts Access program is offered on this performance (tickets at 50% off for people under 30). This performance is presented by Taylor Printing as part of the 2016-2017 Capitol Theatre season presented by Louisbourg Investments. 

Born in Montreal in 1925 in the working-class neighbourhood of Little Burgundy, Oscar Peterson became one of the most important pianists in the entire history of jazz. As accompanist to the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, including Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, and as recording artist for the famous Verve Records label, recognition of his talent quickly spread far beyond his hometown. The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to this great musician in the concertSwingin’ with Oscar!

Acclaimed at the most important venues from New York to Paris by way of Geneva, Tokyo and Beijing, Rémi Bolduc captivates the audience with the dazzling virtuosity and stunning maturity that have made him a most accomplished musician. With his band, the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble, he composes and plays numbers that convey his formidable energy and spontaneity, allowing his organic sound to breathe freely.

Playing that is both intense and under control, breathtaking precision, magnetic stage presence, refreshing original compositions: that’s the formidable package offered by Rémi Bolduc, one of Canada’s best jazz saxophonists.

A versatile and dynamic artist, Rémi Bolduc performs regularly with some of our most renowned jazz musicians such as Kenny Werner, Ben Monder, Seamus Blake, Lorraine Desmarais, Vic Vogel, Thom Gossage, Ralph Bowen, Jerry Bergonzi and others. Remi is also professor and Area chair at the jazz department at McGill University in Montreal.

Tickets for Swingin’ with Oscar by the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble are on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office (811 Main Street, Moncton). They can also be purchased by calling 506-856-4379 or 1-800-567-1922 or online, at www.capitol.nb.ca. For more information on the TD Arts Access program, contact the Box Office.