JazzMusicArchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home >Jazz Music Lounges >Live Performance Reviews
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - The John Collin Band
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

The John Collin Band

 Post Reply Post Reply
Niella View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie

Joined: 29 Oct 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 1
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Niella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: The John Collin Band
    Posted: 29 Oct 2012 at 11:20am

Jazz Spotlight:  The John Collin Band Breathes New Life into Classic Jazz Standards


In conjunction with the intimate setting offered by Harlem Restaurant, a popular venue in Toronto known for showcasing local jazz artists, The John Collin Band set a seductive mood with its renditions of classic jazz standards.


While The John Collin Band paid homage to these great jazz classics, the band did not shy away from taking the music in unexpected directions: The eclectic repertoire seamlessly presented a colourful mix of heart-wrenching ballads, medium-tempo and up-tempo swing, funky melodies and Latin grooves, each rendition being an artful fusion of traditional and contemporary jazz that highlighted the band's edgy, sophisticated style. Notable numbers included, “Waltz for Debbie”, a swing classic interpreted with flare; the touching ballad, “My Funny Valentine”, infused with nuanced percussion achieved through skilled brush-work; and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing)”, a lively tribute to the big band era which included a heart-felt and melodic drum solo.


When asked about how the band came up with its repertoire, frontman and drummer, John Collin, stated, “It’s more than just selecting a song. A performer will interpret a song in a unique and personal way, inspired by that performer’s life experiences and emotions … In a sense, each performance is a collaboration between the original songwriter and the performer. This collaboration is what pushes jazz forward.” 


The John Collin Band is set to release its debut album in 2013.


For more information on The John Collin Band, please see:

Back to Top
js View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Site admin

Joined: 22 Dec 2010
Location: Memphis
Status: Offline
Points: 34504
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 2012 at 5:13pm
Thanks for the review, lets us know when he gets a CD out and we will add John Collin to the site.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.16
Copyright ©2001-2013 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.102 seconds.