Ivan Mazuze Quartet - Norway presents "Ubuntu" @ Mercury Lounge, Ottawa [7 December]

Ivan Mazuze Quartet - Norway presents "Ubuntu"

19:00 - 23:30

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Mercury Lounge
56 Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario K1N7A2
Ivan Mazuze Quartet presents «Ubuntu»

Thursday — December 7th
With Opening band Marc Decho Trio

Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

Ivan Mazuze is a Norway based composer, award-winning saxophonist, and world jazz artist of Mozambique origin.

Ivan Mazuze has recorded and performed with acclaimed international artists such as: Omar Sosa, Manou Gallo, Linley Marthe, Bugge Wesseltolft, Jacob Young, Per Mathisen, Enzo Favata, Enrico Zanisi, Jonathan Butler, Hermeto Pascoal, Ernest Dawkins, Steve Wilson name a few, and has wth his own groups performed recently at world stage festivals and venues.

As a based artist in Norway, Mazuze has in the last seven years been representing «world jazz» coming out of Norway at numerous music events and festivals in many parts of the world in collaboration with Norwegian based cultural institutions such as Arts Council Norway and Music Norway.

The Ivan Mazuze Quartet presents world jazz at its best.
Deeply rooted in African Jazz his melodic tunes are backed by a powerful rhythm section consisting of electric bass and acoustic piano as pillars, giving space for the improvisations creating a landscape that moves between Jazz and the African urban soundscape.

On this performance Mazuze will be featuring some of prominent musicians from Canada and Portugal on this performance as an extension of his various collaboration projects.

Ivan Mazuze – saxophones
Jeremy Leadbetter – piano
Rich Brown – elbass
Marito Marques – drums

Tickets in advance online $10 / $15 at the door.

His latest album, “Ubuntu,” is featured in the Compilation album «Jazz from Norway 7th edition.» It affords a good picture of the Norwegian jazz scene today, ranging from mainstream to more modern forms, including what has come to be known as the Nordic sound. The JazzCD.no – 7th set shows the variety, versatility and quality of jazz in Norway today.

Artist website: imazuzemusic.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/imazuze/
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