REDLINE TRIO (jazz trio - sax + drums + bass)
Redline Trio, returns to the Bow Valley with a night of jazz standards, originals, and favourite classics!
Formed in the distant reaches of a secret hideaway, Redline Trio brings to life an attitude of a bygone era with a modern perspective. Solid grooves, melodically adventurous and a tight, jazz sound fuel the trio’s frequent performances around western Canada. They have presented concerts at the National Music Centre King Eddy, cSPACE, artsPlace in Canmore, the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton as well as clubs in Vancouver and Victoria. The Redline Trio recorded their YYC Music Awards nominated CD at the Banff Centre, with their latest recording featuring Brad Turner and Steve Hudson to be released in the fall of 2022.
Drummer Jeff Sulima honed his skills in the legendary Vancouver music scene, taking his musicianship across the ocean, holding down residencies in Europe and Asia. A consummate accompanist, Jeff can deftly shape the turn of a phrase with his nuanced percussive palate, and just as easily light the room on fire with his thundering mallets and driving kick drum.
Bassist Steve Shepard has a singular vision for rhythmic interaction, tonal variety and stretching harmonic boundaries. His stage presence draws in listeners and fellow musicians alike, while his creativity on and off the bandstand gives Redline Trio a foundation of epic yet elastic proportions.
Saxophonist Mark DeJong reflects a compelling juxtaposition of tradition with modernity. His musical explorations have literally taken him around the globe and those experiences inform a healthy respect for tradition while balancing the adventurousness of a trailblazer. His saxophone wails, roars and cajoles the sweetest of sonorities.