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PJ Perry Bebopper at Simonholt
July 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$25
SUNDAY, JULY 17th 7:30pm
def: “a disciple of swing and improvisation…”
PJ Perry has shared the stage with countless jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel LeGrand, Pepper Adams, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Harrell, Rob McConnell, Slide Hampton, Herb Spanier, Bobby Shew, Fraser McPherson, Tommy Banks, Joe LaBarbera, Clarence “Big” Miller, Red Rodney and many more talented artists, to numerous to list here. Recently, he was a featured soloist on the hit 2010 Broadway production of Come Fly Away, highlighting the songs of Frank Sinatra and the choreography of Twyla Tharpe.
In 2007 P.J. was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta.
In autumn of 1999 Justin Time Records released a Juno nominated recording of P.J. and the Ed-monton Symphony Orchestra. P.J. Perry has become recognized by critics, colleagues and listen-ers as being one of North America’s premier saxophonists.
Winner of a 1993 Juno Award for Best Jazz Recording for his album “My Ideal”, P.J. has re-ceived Jazz Report magazine’s Critic’s Choice Award for Best Alto Sax for, a record, of seven years from 1993 to 1999.
P.J. has recently been performing his own show “The Joy of Sax” with orchestras across the country. He has also performed with the Edmonton Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony, Kamloops Symphony, Hamilton Phil-harmonic, Montreal Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo, and the Vancouver Island Symphony.