University of Calgary

Juno Award-winning saxophonist P.J. Perry in Calgary

Sept. 19, 2013

Saxophonist P.J. Perry is recognized as one of North America's premiere saxophonists and has played for such luminaries as Ray Charles, Henry Mancini, Aretha Franklin and Tom Jones.

Now Perry is performing at the University of Calgary thanks to the new School of Creative and Performing Arts.

For this concert, the first in a Monday night jazz series organized by the School of Creative and Performing Arts, Canadian bassist Jodi Proznick, drummer Jon McCaslin, pianist Jon Day and the U of C Jazz Orchestra will join Perry on stage.

Perry has been described as the "Top gun on the alto sax," by Geoff Chapman of the Toronto Star.

He released a Juno-nominated recording with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and is currently touring his own show, Joy of Sax, with symphonies across Canada.


P.J. Perry with U of C Jazz Orchestra and guests                            
8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30                                                     
University Theatre, University of Calgary                                   
                                                                            
Tickets: Adults $25 - Students / Seniors (60+) $18                          
                                                                            
Tickets are available through the Campus Ticket Centre at 403.220.7202 or at
the door.                                                                   
For more information, visit music.ucalgary.ca
 
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