Thursday September 21 | 9:00 pm
Jason Roebke Solo, Vandermark/Loewen Duo, Grdina/Houle/Loewen$10An all-star trio featuring some of Canada's best-known improvisers makes its debut on the Elastic Arts stage, with an opening set by Chicago bassist Jason Roebke, and a one-off collaboration with reedist Ken Vandermark.
9 PM : JASON ROEBKE SOLO
Jason Roebke – bass
9:45 PM : VANDERMARK/LOEWEN DUO
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Kenton Loewen – drums
10:30 PM : GRDINA/HOULE/LOEWEN
Gordon Grdina – guitar/oud
Francois Houle – clarinet
Kenton Loewen – percussion
Since 2014, the collective Grdina-Houle-Loewen has forged a new stream of complex compositions that meld together density, ferocious energy and technical virtuosity. The group’s versatility and wide dynamic range has become finely honed, creating an ensemble that can change course dramatically.