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    Silence presents: Mike Gennaro + Ken Aldcroft & Alaniaris

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    November 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

    Silence presents: Mike Gennaro + Ken Aldcroft & Alaniaris

    Mike Gennaro is a Toronto-based drummer who has been a part of Toronto’s free jazz/improvised music community as a musician and concert organizer since 1995. Notable collaborators have included bassists Juini Booth (Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner) and Wilbert DeJoode, guitarists Eugene Chadbourne and Kevin Drumm, trumpeter Axel Doerner, and saxophonists John Butcher & Mats Gustafsson among others. He has performed at the Toronto International Jazz Festival, Victo-TO Festival and has toured throughout Europe and the United States with various ensembles. His latest duo with saxophonist Colin Fisher recently released a fiery live disc called Sine Qua Non and embarked on an American tour which saw them sharing bills legendary NYC psych rockers Oneida and Fleet Foxes guitarist Skyler Skjelset.
    http://mikegennaromusic.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9zLXRqW6Nk

    Ken Aldcroft
    With a rigorous and pan-idiomatic approach to both composition and improvisation, guitarist Ken Aldcroft is a key practitioner in Toronto’s dynamic creative music scene. After establishing himself as a compelling new voice in the jazz scene of his hometown, Vancouver, Ken moved to Toronto in 2001 and quickly made connections with like-minded collaborators. Since then, his own multi-faceted development as an improvising guitarist, bandleader, composer, producer, and organizer has corresponded with the re-emergence of Toronto as an important centre for creative improvised music-making.
    http://www.kenaldcroft.com/

    Alaniaris are a Toronto-based trio who play a mixture of Greek traditional songs and original compositions, delivered with an energetic approach that borrows from rock, jazz, no wave, and surf music. Audiences get the point immediately: the music feels spontaneous, powerful, and right, as if the band is channeling Albert Ayler, Dick Dale, and Black Flag. With a sonic expanse that stretches from Athens in the 1930s to New York in the 1960s to Toronto in the 21st century, Alaniaris has a unique sound and brings its repertoire to life in a spontaneous, powerful manner. Alaniaris songs can be catchy, anthemic, brooding, dissonant – or all of the above.
    http://alaniaris.bandcamp.com/

    Doors 730pm, Music 8pm
    $10 or PWYC
    [46 essex]

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    November 14, 2015
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    8:00 pm

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