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Jazz at WAAC returns with The Ben Bishop Trio

Friday October 28, 2022 @ 7 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.



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Ben Bishop favours a freewheeling, bop-based guitar style, most reminiscent of the classic guitarists of the 1950s and 1960s. Players including Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, and Grant Green are major inspirations to his sound and musical approach. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada, where he regularly performs with many of the city’s finest jazz musicians. After a number of years living in New York, during which he earned a DMA in Jazz Studies from the prestigious Eastman School of Music, he is also active as an educator.

As of late, the co-led organ trio known as Donnybrook has been a primary musical outlet for the guitarist. The trio, consisting of Bishop’s guitar, Jeff McLeod’s Hammond organ, and Morgan Childs’ drums, has a recent release: Donnybrook – Live at the Bassment. On Live at the Bassment, each band member is featured as a composer while the ensemble sound highlights the rare musical simpatico these three musicians share.



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