November 17, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Featuring Nathan Hiltz on guitar, and Mike Manny on piano, this album demands attention from not only the dedicated audience of forward-thinking jazz listeners, but also from anyone interested in hearing well-executed music. Performing selections from the hard-bop era, the ten tracks pay homage to compositions by jazz masters, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, Wes Montgomery – to name a few.
Co-leaders Nathan Hiltz (originally from Antigonish, residing in Toronto) and Mike Manny (originally from Toronto, residing in Ottawa) formed THERMO during the pandemic after performing guitar-piano duo shows online via the magic of cyberspace through the low latency internet platform, Syncspace.live. Through the online shows, a musical kinship blossomed where a few laughs were had, and musical ideas were put into motion. Suddenly, a few live performances were in the books and a recording date at Imagine Sound Studios (Toronto) was set – all to include legendary Canadian jazz bassist, Neil Swainson, and the deep swinging Morgan Childs on drums.
Venue Phone: (780) 432-0428
Venue Website: https://yardbirdsuite.com
Band membersNathan Hiltz, guitar
Mike Manny, piano
Paul Johnson, bass
Dave Laing, drums
Tickets will also be available at the door if not previously sold out online.
Doors open at 7:00 pm.