LSM Newswire

Friday, April 25, 2008

OSM: Change of soloist

Montreal, April 24, 2008 ’Äì We wish to inform you that, for health reasons, pianist Oliver Jones has been forced to cancel his performance on April 29 in the Air Canada Words and Music Concerts series. Standing in for Mr. Jones will be one of the finest jazz musicians in Canada, pianist Lorraine Desmarais. She will playing Gershwin’Äôs Rhapsody in Blue, previously scheduled, and improvising cadenzas for it.

Ms. Desmarais is a hugely popular artist who performs around the world and whose discography includes a number of highly regarded releases. The recipient of many awards, she is the composer of original works that have earned her invitations to several jazz festivals and other musical events. Her playing partners have included such accomplished artists as Michel Donato, Michel Cusson, Franˆßois Bourassa, James Gelfand and Vic Vogel.

On another note, Romulo Larrea will be the bandoneon player for the Astor Piazzolla piece Adiˆ„s, Nonino on the evening’Äôs program.

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