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This Thursday, July 12th at 7pm Gene DiNovi's trio "Generations" will be in concert at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. The trio, (DiNovi, piano; Dave Young, bass; Andrew Scott; guitar) made their much anticipated debut as part of the JAZZ FM Sound of Jazz concert series earlier this year. This concert will be recorded for future distribution on Marshmallow Records.

Be sure to listen to Gene DiNovi on JAZZ FM tomorrow morning (Tuesday, July 10th - in the 9am hour) when he will be on air with Ralph Benmergui to discuss the concert, the recording and no doubt, share some of his great, timeless jazz stories! JAZZ FM can be found online at

The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre is located at 6 Garamond Court in Toronto. Tickets are going fast! To get yours, and be a part of this live recording, call 416-441-2345.

Gene DiNovi (piano)
Dave Young (bass)
Andrew Scott (guitar)

“Generations” brings together the tri-generational musical talents of pianist Gene DiNovi, bassist Dave Young and guitarist Andrew Scott. With more than a century of combined musical experience, “Generations” entertains audiences with their creative performances of original compositions and gems from the great American songbook.

Performing as a drummer less trio, “Generations” intimate sound is an homage to DiNovi’s first group (with guitarist Chuck Wayne and bassist Bill Crow). Some of “Generations” repertoire is taken from this original ensemble that played many of New York’s fabled 52nd Street jazz clubs during the late 1940s and early 1950s. “Generations” captures the spirit and sound of that original bebop scene (of which DiNovi was a charter member), drawing on the pianist’s vast experiences as a sideman for Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Marsala, Boyd Raeburn, Stan Hasselgard, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lester Young, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Carmen McRae, Fats Navarro, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn. Since 1990 DiNovi has recorded for Candid, Hep, Baldwin Street and Marquis. However he has primarily recorded for Mitsuo Johfu and his prestigious Marshmallow label. The debut recording of ‘Generations’ will be on this label as well.

Although younger than DiNovi, bassist Dave Young has had an equally impressive career in both jazz and classical circles. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Young has worked with Lenny Breau, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Moe Koffman and Nat Adderley to name but a few. His own recordings with Phil Dwyer, Michel Lambert and Rob Piltch (winner of the 1993 best jazz JUNO award) and later his series of duo spots with such pianists as Oliver Jones, Mulgrew Miller, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan and Renee Rosnes earned him the respect of musicians and jazz critics worldwide. Young is currently the bassist with Oscar Peterson.

Andrew Scott is the youngest member of the trio. With two recordings out on the Sackville label (This One’s for Barney with Harry Allen and Blue Mercer with Randy Sandke and Mike Murley), Scott has garnered radio, press and jazz festival attention around the world. Scott is in demand as both a jazz guitarist and educator (currently on the faculty of Humber College, York University and Seneca College). He has worked with such fine musicians as Bob James, Mike Murley, Randy Sandke, Perry White, Harry Allen, Bernie Senensky, Terry Clarke, Phil Stewart, Don Thompson, Marvin Stamm, Bob Moses, Duncan Hopkins, Terry Lukiwski, Phil Dwyer, Jake Wilkinson, William Carn, Terry Promane, Steve McDade, Andrew Downing, Mark Kelso and Marc Jordan.

1 comment :

  1. I'm going to bookmark JAZZ fm right now.


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