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Monday, July 5, 2010

Peter Van Huffel Quartet: Thursday July 8th @ 8pm

James Wannamaker and the Downtown Trio continue their weekly engagement at The Mansion, now on the main floor on Sundays at 4pm, no cover.

Thursday July 8th will see the return of Peter Van Huffel to his home city. Peter is originally from Kingston but is now based in Berlin.  He will be performing with his quartet at The Mansion at 8pm, $10 tickets are available at the door.

About Peter Van Huffel

Saxophonist Peter Van Huffel is an active performer in many of the world’s top jazz scenes. He performs frequently in top jazz destinations such as New York and Berlin, and leads numerous tours each year around Europe, the US and his native Canada. Steve Smith of Time Out New York has referred to Peter as “a compelling melodist with a fiery outward-bound streak and a penchant for layering opposed rhythms in quirky, compelling ways…”

Peter is returning with his new international quartet featuring musicians from all over the globe who came together in Berlin during the summer of 2009 to rehearse and perform Peter’s new compositions, and to record a new disc for the Fresh Sound label, “Like the Rusted Key”. This new quartet also features pianist Jesse Stacken from NYC, along with Canadian bassist Miles Perkin (best known for his work with French pianist Benoit Delbec), and renowned Swiss drummer Samuel Rohrer. “Like the Rusted Key” was released in February 2010.  Reviews for the new album can be found here, an excellent interview can be found here.

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