CMW ’17 in Association w/ CALIBAN ARTS & THE REMIX LOUNGE presents
Murray El’Zabar Duo, with Grammy and Multi Award Winners, David Murray and Kahil Elzabar with
SPECIAL GUESTS: Juno Award Nominee DJ RISE ASHEN & JUSTIN TIME RECORDING ARTIST BARBRA LICA
Canadian Music Week Spotlight: “NEXT LEVEL JAZZ!”
7:00pm – doors open
8:00pm – 8:45 Barbra Lica
9:15pm– 10:15pm – Murray Elzabar
10:45pm – 11:30pm – Murray Elzabar
11:30pm – DJ Rise Ashen
ADMISSION: $30 Advanced / $40 Door
TICKETS: Scroll down to bottom of this page!
The Murray Elzabar Duo will be performing at the Remix Lounge featuring Dr. Kahil El’Zabar and Multi-Grammy Award winning Saxophonist David Murray. Accompanying The Duo on this inaugural CMW “Spotlight On Jazz!!” Special Event will be Producer / Musician / DJ and Dancer Rise Ashen. Juno nominee DJ Rise Ashen has devoted his entire life to the study of sound and movement. Adding to the multi-musical flavours of the evening will be JustinTime recording artist and 2017 Juno-nominee Barbra Lica, a fast-rising star in the Canadian music scene who has been receiving accolades for her unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and grace.
KAHIL EL’ZABAR is a Multi-Dimensional Talent deeply embedded in Chicago’s Entertainment Scene and Recognized Worldwide as a Major Jazz Influencer. His Star is rising rapidly with contemporary audiences. He’s a Jazz star with a Rock n’ Roll Accelerator! Kahil El’Zabar is acknowledged by his peers and fans alike as one of the greatest jazz drummers/percussionists in the world. He founded and orchestrates the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and The Ritual Trio. Two superb musical entities that features an ensemble of jazz greats in their own right, including Saxophonist David Murray , Trumpeter Orey Wilkes, Baritone Saxophonist Alex Harding and Pianist DD Jackson. Kahil El’Zabar was awarded The Chevalier Medal Of Honour in the Cultural Arts presented by the French Government acknowledging him as a Knight.  Kahil El’Zabar is the Executive Creative Director of the Chicago Academy of Music.
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In 1980 DAVID MURRAY was named Village Voice Musician of the Decade. Murray was honoured with the Bird Award in 1986. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1989. David Murray and his band earned a Grammy Award in 1989 in the Best Jazz Instrumental Group Performance categoryfor Blues for Coltrane: A Tribute to John Coltrane In 1991 he was honoured with the Danish Jazzpar Prize. Newsday named him Musician of the Year in 1993
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