Nick Fraser Presents
January 30, 2024 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pmPWYC
NICK FRASER PRESENTS (JAZZ, IMPROVISED MUSIC):
Nick Fraser has been an active and engaging presence in the Toronto
new jazz and improvised music community since he moved there from
Ottawa in 1995. He works with and presents with a veritable “who’s
who” of Canadian jazz and improvised music.
“Drummer Nick Fraser is a long-time staple of the Toronto jazz scene—
and for good reason. Not only is he a tremendously creative player,
equally at home with free-form improvisation and standard bop-style
jazz, he’s also a remarkably attentive listener.
“In his 20 years in Toronto, Nick Fraser has become first-choice
drummer for numerous bandleaders ranging from the post-bop
mainstream to free improvisation. He’s done it with aggressive
musicality and consistently inventive drumming, combining drive and
subtlety.” -Stuart Broomer
An Ottawa native, Fraser lives in Toronto, where he has established
himself as a leading voice in that city’s improvised music community. A
subtle, highly collaborative and original percussionist, Fraser deserves a
much larger audience. His compositions are as diverse as his playing,
filled with motivic cells that overlap and merge, studded with rhythmic
devices. -James Hale
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