From Edmonton and Maryland
Jeff Antoniuk/Jim Head Quartet

FRIDAY, February 9, 2018


Jim Head - guitar
Jeff Antoniuk - saxophone
Josh McHan - bass
Jamie Cooper - drums

Heralded for his "considerable chops" (Jazz Times Magazine) and "a creative spark that never lets up," (Rochester City Paper) saxophonist, composer and educator, Edmonton native Jeff Antoniuk defines his musical life by creating and expanding community, whether improvising a solo, connecting with an audience, or in his numerous workshops and master classes. His Digging Deeper Jazz videos on You Tube and Facebook are approaching a half million views.

An Eastman Saxophones artist, Jeff is internationally respected as both a master performer and as an engaging and inspirational educator. He has received numerous awards and commissions, and has produced more than ten critically acclaimed albums over the past several decades. Now based in Maryland, he is currently the Artistic Director of both Maryland Summer Jazz and Jazz Band Masterclass, and has performed with the likes of Jimmy Haslip, Marcus Miller, Ingrid Jensen and Helen Sung.

Guitarist Jim Head has worked with such acclaimed jazz artists as Tim Hagans, Sheila Jordan, Bob Mintzer, Ralph Bowen, Christine Jensen, Gil Goldstein, Eddie Daniels, Jane Bunnett, Joel Miller, Kirk MacDonald, Lew Tabackin, David Braid, Kelly Jefferson, Mike Downes, Myron Walden, P.J. Perry, Doug Riley, Chet Doxas, Keiran Overs, John Stetch, Chris Tarry, and Steve Slagle, among many others.

Jim has also appeared on over thirty recordings including two as a leader "Mind's Eye" and his 2015 Juno award-nominated release "Zoetrope".

In addition to his busy career as a performer, Jim is an assistant professor at MacEwan University where he has been the guitar department head in the Jazz and Contemporary Music program since 2007.