Amy Horvey and Tetuzi Akiyama

Amy Horvey (trumpet) & Tetuzi Akiyama (guitar) with Jeffrey Allport (percussion)

Leading off the evening is a new find. Out of the woods from Thunder Bay, trumpet virtuoso Amy Horvey has worked internationally on a wide range of contemporary music performance projects. Horvey will perform a series of short works, using her uniquely intimate style to eschew the traditional machismo of the trumpet, and explore its subtle sonic architecture.

Experimental guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama teams with Vancouver-based percussionist Jeffrey Allport. Akiyama’s music bridges country blues and free improv, in acoustic and electric guitar, prepared resonator guitar with a Samurai sword, and turntable without records. His Route 13 to the Gates of Hell: Live in Tokyo was named one of the top 50 albums of 2005 by Wire Magazine.

Jeffery Allport has enjoyed a lengthy performance career, touring in Canada, the United States, Japan and Europe, collaborating with Tim Olive on three albums, and recording with a variety of improvisers. His exploratory improvisations inhabit minute sound worlds, respecting each carefully extracted tone, thump, and scrape, in addition to the silence from which they are borne.

Presented in conjunction with TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival.