Ali Berkok, solo piano
The Craig Pedersen Quartet
Craig Pedersen (trumpet) with Mike Essoudry (drums) Joel Kerr (double bass) Linsey Wellman (alto saxophone)
The Craig Pedersen Quartet is an active band based out of Montréal. Recent performance highlights include performances at the 2013 Festival L'Off Jazz du Montréal, the inaugural 2014 Festival of New Trumpet Canada, IMOOfest 2014, and regular monthly gigs at both Montréal's Resonance Café and Ottawa's Raw Sugar. Their debut album,Days Like Today, was the #1 Jazz Album of 2012 on the Earshot Radio Charts. Their second album, Why Paint At All?, was warmly received at it's release at the 2013 Festival L'Off Jazz du Montréal. The quartet will appear at the Musideum as a part of a tour celebrating the release of their third album, Ghosts. Recent tour highlights include performances in Quebec City's Bar Ste Angele, Toronto's Array Space, and Guelph's Silence - the latter of which was lauded by its director, Ben Grossman, as "one of the most powerful performances we've had at the space since we started."