Jazz Fest! Willem Paynter, Ethan Ardelli, Geordie Haley

On our fourth night of Halifax Jazz Fest, host Willem Paynter invites back drummer Ethan Ardelli and guitarist Geordie Haley.

Geordie is a guitarist, composer, improviser and educator. He has played in the pit bands for Neptune Theatre, New Brunswick and Canadian Stage, and as an accompanist, has worked with Chrsitine Duncan, Tena Palmer, Tanya Tagaq, Loiuse Pitre and Measha Brueggergosman. As a leader Geordie has 6 albums of original music. He currently heads the Guitar program at the NSCC Waterfront Music Arts Department and has been teaching at the Maritime Conservatory since 2009. We always love having Geordie at Obladee!

Ethan Ardelli is originally from Sydney, NS and is now based in Toronto. He is a Juno award winning drummer and one of the most in demand jazz artists in Canada. Ethan has worked with Dewey Redman, Mark Turner, Mark Feldman, Jeremy Pelt, George Mraz, Mulgrew Miller and Greg Osby! In 2006 he won the Grand Prix de Jazz at the Montreal Jazz Festival and now he’s leading his own ensemble showcasing his original compositions.

Don’t miss this SMOKING ensemble! 9-midnight, FREE!