Oct 09 2012
For immediate release: October 9, 2012
Aline Homzy – Jazz Violinist
Quartet does a “Jazz Residency” in Nanaimo
NANAIMO, BC – Direct from Toronto, Aline Homzy will be playing with some of Nanaimo’s best jazz musicians for 5 consecutive evenings at the THE VAULT: 499 Wallace – corner of Albert in downtown Nanaimo from Tue. October 23 to Sat. October 27 – the music begins at 7:30.
With drummer Hans Verhoeven, bassist Andrew Cullen and guitarist Jullius Clegg, Aline Homzy will play a wide range of music including pieces by McCoy Tyner, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Django Reinhardt and her own soulful and exciting original compositions.
Aline’s new recording with pianist Andrew Kesler, ”The Dragon Suite”, has just been nominated for the Toronto Independent Music Awards (“TIMAs”) http://torontoima.com/new/awards/nominees/
Aline Homzy’s composition for jazz orchestra, “Douce Rose”, just won the Prix VILLE DE PROVINS at a competition in France.
Aline Homzy has played with Danilo Pérez (pianist with Wayne Shorter), Fabian Almazan (pianist with Terence Blanchard) and in the groups of Toronto musicians David Occhipinti (guitar), David Buchbinder (trumpet), and Hilario Durán (piano).
She played a Mahavishnu Orchestra tribute concert in Toronto, recently toured Mexico with Hilario Durán, a 10-day residence at the Atina Jazz Festival in Italy with the group Djul, and was a featured soloist with the Humber Big Band when it played in Louisville, Kentucky.
Aline is also busy in the Toronto studios laying-down tracks for some of the best new pop music artists in the city.
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[Editor's Note: Below are two YouTube Videos - from 2008 & 2011]
Lady Be Good – Montreal, 2008:
Dory (Grizzly Bear) Chamber Music Arrangement – 2011