HAT Lily & Hollow Trees

The multiple-award-winning Hutchinson Andrew Trio is a vital and distinctively western force on the Canadian and international jazz scene. The group’s third album, 2013’s Prairie Modern, was featured in jazz bible Down Beat magazine, which called the album “a terrific listen, with great musicianship throughout.” The current fourth album, Hollow Trees, was written specifically for the seven-piece configuration of the HAT and the Lily String Quartet. Its music features powerful, moving compositions by HAT pianist Chris Andrew that combine the beauty of classical chamber music with the drive and interplay of jazz. 

It’s music that rewards the committed listener. Shifting textures, melodies, rhythm and tonality reveal themselves constantly throughout each track, telling a story that is best experienced from beginning to end. 

The trio’s many honours include Western Canadian Music Awards nominations for each of its previous three albums, and the prestigious TD Grand Jazz Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Hollow Trees is the group’s most inspired work to date, and is poised to make an impact on the global jazz scene.

Vote for 'Beroke' - Finalist 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)   

Chris Andrew's composition 'Ber-oke' from the new Hutchinson Andrew Trio album 'Hollow Trees' has made it through numerous rounds and thousands of entries to be named a Finalist for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). The song was entered in the 'Instrumental' category and is competing against many world-class international artists! It is now amongst the final 14 songs competing in the instrumental category!

To vote for 'Ber-oke' visit http://www.radioairplay.com/voting2017/Instrumental

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Ber-oke is named semi-finalist in 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 

Chris Andrew's composition 'Ber-oke' from the new Hutchinson Andrew Trio album 'Hollow Trees' has been named a semi-finalist for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). The song was entered in the 'Instrumental' category and is amongst many world-class international artists!

This group of semi-finalists will be narrowed down to the finalists who will be sent to celebrity judges who will then select the winners. All finalists will be announced within a couple of weeks, and winners will be announced once the judging process is completed.

For the full list of nominees visit www.songwritingcompetition.com/semi-finalists.html

 

Hollow Trees named in Peter Hum's top albums of 2016 

The Hutchinson Andrew Trio's newest album Hollow Trees has been named by Canadian music reviewer Peter Hum as one of his favourite albums of 2016.

Each year Peter Hum of the Ottawa Citizen compiles a list of his 12 favourite Canadian jazz albums for the year. He also adds a very short list of honourable mentions. Hollow Trees made the exclusive list for 2016.

The Hutchinson Andrew Trio is honoured to be recognized by Canada's top jazz reviewer Peter Hum for Hollow Trees. The album is a unique instrumental foray into fusing classical and jazz music.

For Peter Hum's full list of top albums for 2016 visit:

http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/jazzblog/the-best-canadian-jazz-albums-of-2016

Hollow Trees makes CKUA Radio Top 100 List for 2016 

CKUA Radio, Alberta's province wide community radio station just released their top 100 album list for 2016!

Hollow Trees was the #3 Albertan album and #32 overall on the list:

http://www.ckua.com/ckua-top-100-for-2016

With CKUA radio serving music from all-genres with a strong focus on Folk and Roots, it is an impressive feat for the Alberta based trio to chart with an instrumental based album crossing between jazz and classical music!

Visit CKUA.com for the entire list!

Chris Andrew & Kodi Hutchinson perform at Tommy Banks 80th Birthday 

Pianist Chris Andrew and bassist Kodi Hutchinson were honoured to be asked to perform with Canadian jazz icon PJ Perry to perform for the 80th birthday celebrations for Tommy Banks.

Recorded live at CKUA radio in Edmonton, the concert was broadcast across Alberta on CKUA radio on December 17th for Tommy Banks birthday. It was a beautiful celebration in honour of one of Alberta's and Canada's most staunch arts advocates and important pianists.

Tommy Banks, who started his career as a jazz musician and big band leader, then went on to be a media personality across Canada on TV and radio, then a member of the Canadian senate. An advocate for the Canada Council and Alberta Foundation for the Arts, he has impacted the careers of countless musicians and artists across the country. Tommy has been a major inspiration and mentor to notable artists including pianist Chris Andrew and other luminaries such as David Foster.

The band for the evening and live broadcast was:

PJ Perry - Saxophone
Al Muirhead - Trumpet
Bobby Cairns - Guitar
Chris Andrew - Piano
Kodi Hutchinson - Double Bass
Sandro Dominelli - Drums

and special guests Tommy Banks on piano and Mallory Chipman on vocals.

www.ckua.com

WCMA Awards to be given out tonight at Breakout West! 

HAT is excited to be nominated for our 4th time with our 4th album Hollow Trees.

This will be the first year the band is nominated for instrumental album of the year.

Bassist Kodi Hutchinson will representing the band in Regina, SK and be performing at the WCMA's with jazz nominee Al Muirhead tonight and with his own trio at the 20Ten City Eatery tomorrow night.

More news to follow!

HAT a Finalist for the inaugural YYC Music Awards 

Very pleased to find out today that we were nominated for Calgary's brand new YYC Music Awards (yycmusicawards.com)!

Our new album Hollow Trees has helped us become a finalist for the Jazz Recording of the Year category. Such great artists joining us including fellow Chronograph Records artists Al Muirhead and Tyler Hornby. Really great to see this new award celebrating artists from Calgary!

The awards will be given out on September 25th, 2016.

#4 on CKUA Radio! 

Great to see 'Hollow Trees' just hit #4 on CKUA Radio's top 30 this week. Jazz music sneaking up the charts on an multi-genre station! Thanks to all the hosts who have been supporting our music in our home Province of Alberta!

4th WCMA Nomination for HAT at Breakout West! 

Great news today! Found out our new album Hollow Trees has helped us garner a Western Canadian Music Awards Nomination for Instrumental Artist of the Year! This is our 4th nomination and first in this category! Great start to the month of May! Thanks to everyone involved in the project:

Chris Andrew, Karl Schwonik, Kodi Hutchinson, Andrea Case, Elisa Milner, Diane Lane, Patricia Higgins, Paul Johnston, Spencer Cheyne, Stephanie Hutchinson, James Bundy, OCL Studios, Guy Hebert of Karisma Audio, Dr. Bill & Margaret Taylor, Brennan Kennedy, Michael Dangelmaier, James May, DMA Discs, Lisa Reedy Promotions, Jennifer Eisler Publicity and of course the Alberta Music Alberta Foundation for the Arts!

http://breakoutwest.ca/fest/blog/breakout-west-2016-wcma-music-and-industry-award-nominees/

Amazing Show at JazzAhead! 

Yesterday evening we had the chance to play the Canadian Blast showcase at JazzAhead in front of a packed house in Bremen, Germany!

The band traveled long and far to get there, but it was absolutely worth it! Chris flew in from Edmonton, Kodi from Calgary and Karl from Los Angeles. A lot of travel to play 1 hour and 12 minutes of music.

This was our first trip to Germany with the band, and our first time using a string quartet other than the Lily's from Canada. We showcased with a fantastic string quartet from the Bremen symphony called Quartetto Con Brio. Led by Steffen Drabek (viola) the group proved how strong the classical scene in Germany is. With only one rehearsal and a soundcheck, we walked onstage and played an amazing set for VIPs from JazzAhead and jazz fans from Bremen! Steffen helped warm the crowd up by speaking German before performing a beautiful version of Grey Dawn with Chris.

Some great company to be in for the Canadian Blast: Emi R. Roussel Trio, Matt HErskowitz & the Kirk MacDonald Quartet. Chris wrapped the evening up playing piano for Kirk MacDonald, impressing not only the Europeans, but the Canadians as well.

So great to see so many of our musical friends and colleagues from Canada including Myriad 3, Laila Biali, Peter Cardinelli (Alma Records), Jim West (Justin Time), Emie R Rousell Trio, Matt Herskowitz, Kirk MacDonald, Heidi Fleming (FamGroup), Parc X Trio, George Koller, Ben Whitman....the list just goes on....

This trip proved to us that our new album Hollow Trees with strings is meant to be toured in Europe. Stay tuned as we set up dates in 2017 for a European tour!

Thanks again to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Music & Harvard Broadcasting and CIMA for helping make this trip a possibility.

-kodi

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Previous events

Banff Centre - 2018 Midsummer Ball

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Maclab Bistro, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff, AB

The Hutchinon Andrew Trio willl be playing as part of the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts yearly Midsummer Ball. Pianist/Trumpeter Jon Day will be filling in for Chris Andrew to perform for this special event alongside Kodi Hutchinson on bass and drummer Karl Schwonik.

Banff Centre - 2018 Midsummer Ball

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Maclab Bistro, 107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff, AB

The Hutchinon Andrew Trio willl be playing as part of the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts yearly Midsummer Ball. Pianist/Trumpeter Jon Day will be filling in for Chris Andrew to perform for this special event alongside Kodi Hutchinson on bass and drummer Karl Schwonik.

Johanna Sillanpaa - CD Release

Ironwood Stage & Grill, 1229 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

HAT Pianist Chris Andrew and bassist Kodi Hutchinson will be performing with vocalist Johanna Sillanpaa for the release of her new album 'From the Side'.

Chris Andrew performed on the album and co-wrote and arranged many of the tunes. Kodi Hutchinson co-produced the album with bassist George Koller. Kodi will be playing the live shows for Johanna alongside Chris in Western Canada. The album also features guest appearances from renowned trumpeter Ingrid Jensen.

More info available at:

www.johannamusic.com

Johanna Sillanpaa Live Performance Video

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The Beach Recording Studio, 619 - 11 Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB

Pianist Chris Andrew and bassist will be performing with vocalist Johanna Sillanpaa for a live concert video shoot on February 5th in support of her new album 'From the Side'.

Chris Andrew performed on the album and co-wrote and arranged many of the tunes. Kodi Hutchinson co-produced the album and will be playing live with Johanna in Western Canada.

www.johannamusic.com

Kodi Hutchinson Trio feat. Mark Adam

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KAWA Espresso Bar, #101, 1333 - 8th Street SW, Calgary, AB

Kodi Hutchinson Trio feat. Mark Adam

Date: 8pm – Wednesday January 25h, 2017 Place: KAWA Espresso Bar - #101, 1333 – 8th Street SW, Calgary Cover: Free

Join double bassist & CKUA Radio host Kodi Hutchinson for an evening of jazz trio music ranging from standards to originals. The ensemble features three musicians with connections made through their mutual involvement with Banff Centre jazz program; Kodi Hutchinson (bass), Neil McVey (guitar) and special guest Mark Adam (drums). The free evening of music at KAWA Espresso Bar (1333 – 8th St SW) will be a unique opportunity to hear three musicians with a wide-range of influences perform together.

Joining the trio for this special performance is Kodi’s good friend and colleague Mark Adam who he grew up with playing in the Calgary jazz scene.

Percussionist/Drummer Mark Adam is fluent across a wide range of musical styles. He has played with many leading musical artists across Canada and internationally including jazz with Laila Biali, Dave Restivo, David Braid, Carol Welsman and Mike Murley, classical performances with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia, modern dance work at the Toronto Dance Theater and the National Ballet School and with country music artists such as George Canyon and Dave Gunning. Mark is a collaborative performer who has spearheaded performances of large works by Steve Reich, George Crumb and Bela Bartok while also being active as an improviser with musicians like Derek Charke, Dinuk Wijeratne and the trio Sanctuary. He is a powerful public speaker who engages students and adults to reflect on their relationship to music and the people around them. He has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for contributions to community, won teaching awards at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where he works and teaches and received a 2015 East Coast Music Award for Classical Recording of the Year with collaborator Derek Charke.

www.kodihutchinson.com

Karl Schwonik Trio

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Churchill College, Storey's Way, CB30DS, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Karl Schwonik Jazz Trio in Concert 6-7pm, Friday 20 January Music Centre, Churchill College ALL AGES, FREE ADMISSION

Karl Schwonik - Drums Chris McMurran - Piano Fred Smith - Bass

Join us for a concert filled with jazz music both contemporary and traditional. Karl Schwonik leads this dynamic trio showcasing his own compositions as well as pieces by McMurran. This concert is presented by the Churchill Music Society and sees two of the finest young musicians in Cambridge joining Schwonik on the stage.

"...Schwonik colors the [music] with an active imagination and serious technique…” - Frank Alkyer – DownBeat magazine

YAMAHA Drum Artist Karl Schwonik grew up on a farm near Gwynne, Alberta, Canada. Early on, he was exposed to a wide range of musical situations ranging from jazz to polka. Fresh out of high school, Schwonik embarked on a tour with 2-time Canadian Country Music Award Nominee Heather-Dawn. This was followed by an invitation to study at the Banff Centre where Schwonik was the youngest participant ever in the long-term career residency program.

Schwonik has an extremely active schedule; he has completed over thirty substantial tours as a leader. In his travels, Schwonik has performed in country barns, world-class jazz clubs and concert halls such as Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center. His third of four recordings on Chronograph Records, 1+4, was #1 on Canadian jazz radio charts for nearly 2 months. Both 1+4 and Schwonik’s first album, Visions From the Farm, were nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for ‘Jazz Recording of the Year’.

In 2008, Schwonik founded the Wetaskiwin Jazz Society in Wetaskiwin, AB. The WJS strives to build awareness for the arts in the central Alberta region with its three main programs: the Wetaskiwin Jazz Camp, Jazz-in-Schools and community concerts. In 2011, Schwonik joined the Board of Directors for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA). The AFA is a government agency responsible for disbursing nearly $30M annually in grants and scholarships to artists and arts organizations in Alberta.

In demand internationally as both a guest artist and instructor, Schwonik has taught students of all ages at over two hundred educational institutions. He regularly lectures on a broad range of topics in jazz, music business and artists coping with disabilities. Some of these institutions include: University of Toronto, Indiana University, University of Southern California, The Banff Centre, Brandon University, University of Lethbridge, Red Deer College, Denver School of the Arts, and Triton College Chicago.

www.KarlSchwonik.com

PJ Perry Sextet - CKUA Radio Concert Broadcast

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CKUA Radio Performance Hall, 9804 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton

Pianist Chris Andrew and bassist Kodi Hutchinson perform with the PJ Perry Sextet in honour of Canadian jazz legend Tommy Banks 80th birthday.

This concert features PJ Perry with an all-star sextet pre-recorded live at CKUA on December 15th including:

PJ Perry - Sax Al Muirhead - Trumpet Bobby Cairns - Guitar Chris Andrew - Piano Kodi Hutchinson - Double Bass Sandro Dominelli - Drums

with guests Tommy Banks on piano and vocalist Mallory Chipman.

www.ckua.com

PJ Perry Sextet - Tommy Banks 80th Birthday Celebration Concert

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CKUA Radio Performance Hall, 9804 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton

Pianist Chris Andrew and bassist Kodi Hutchinson perform with the PJ Perry Sextet in honour of Canadian jazz legend Tommy Banks 80th birthday.

This concert features PJ Perry with an all-star sextet to be broadcast on CKUA on December 17th including:

PJ Perry - Sax Al Muirhead - Trumpet Bobby Cairns - Guitar Chris Andrew - Piano Kodi Hutchinson - Double Bass Sandro Dominelli - Drums

with guests Tommy Banks on piano and vocalist Mallory Chipman.

www.ckua.com

Kodi Hutchinson Trio

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20Ten City Eatery, 2010, 12th Ave Hill Towers Bldg III, Regina, SK

Visiting Regina as a nominee for the Instrumental Category for the Western Canadian Music Awards, Kodi Hutchinson will be presenting a trio performance at the 20Ten City Eatery.

Joining Kodi for a night of standards will be award wining trumpeter Al Muirhead and Calgary guitarist Karl Janzen.

JazzAhead Canadian Blast Showcase - Hutchinson Andrew Trio

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Club Moments, Vor dem Steintor 65, Bremen, Germany

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) announces a Canadian Blast show and presents 4 Bands at Club-Moments (Bremen) on jazzahead! clubnight.

The line-up features : Hutchinson Andrew Trio (HAT) (Chronograph Records), Emie R Roussel Trio (Effendi Records), Matt Herskowitz (Justin Time Records) & Kirk MacDonald (Judith Humenick Prod.)

http://www.club-moments.de/2016/02/17/jazzaheadclubnight-23-april-2016/

'Hollow Trees' CD Release - HAT Lily

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Ye Olde Jar Bar, 8 Natalie St , Medicine Hat, AB

Hutchinson Andrew Trio CD Release Feat. Lily String Quartet

Join the award winning Hutchinson Andrew Trio (HAT) for the release of their new album ‘Hollow Trees’ featuring the Lily String Quartet.

The multiple-award-winning Hutchinson Andrew Trio is a vital and distinctively western force on the Canadian and international jazz scene. The group’s third album, 2013’s Prairie Modern, was featured in jazz bible Down Beat magazine, which called the album “a terrific listen, with great musicianship throughout.” The current fourth album, Hollow Trees, was written specifically for the seven-piece configuration of the HAT and the Lily String Quartet. Its music features powerful, moving compositions by HAT pianist Chris Andrew that combine the beauty of classical chamber music with the drive and interplay of jazz.

It’s music that rewards the committed listener. Shifting textures, melodies, rhythm and tonality reveal themselves constantly throughout each track, telling a story that is best experienced from beginning to end.

The trio’s many honours include Western Canadian Music Awards nominations for each of its previous three albums, and the prestigious TD Grand Jazz Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Hollow Trees is the group’s most inspired work to date, and is poised to make an impact on the global jazz scene.

Opening Act: Dr. Bill!

For Tickets or Information visit https://www.facebook.com/YeOldeJarBar/ Admission $20

Personnel:

HAT Chris Andrew – Piano Kodi Hutchinson – Double Bass Sandro Dominelli – Drums

Lily Elisa Milner – Violin I Diane Lane – Violin II Patricia Higgins – Viola Andrea Case – Cello

www.hatjazz.com

Concert - Hutchinson Andrew Trio with Brent Mah

John G. Diefenbaker High School, 6620 4 St NW, Calgary, AB

Concert with students of John G. Diefenbaker High School in Calgary after a full day of jazz workshops featuring the Hutchinson Andrew Trio.

The Band:

Chris Andrew - piano Kodi Hutchinson - bass Sandro Dominelli - drums

Special guest: Brent Mah - sax

Workshop - Hutchinson Andrew Trio feat. Brent Mah (sax)

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John G. Diefenbaker High School, 6620 4 St NW, Calgary, AB

Full day music workshop with the music students of John G. Diefenbaker High School in Calgary. An informative and fun day of jazz music featuring the Hutchinson Andrew Trio.

The Band:

Chris Andrew - piano Kodi Hutchinson - bass Sandro Dominelli - drums

Special guest: Brent Mah - sax

'Hollow Trees' CD Release & Europe Showcase Fundraiser - Hutchinson Andrew Trio Feat. Lily String Quartet

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Ironwood Stage & Grill, 1229 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

Hutchinson Andrew Trio CD Release and Europe Showcase Fundraiser Feat. Lily String Quartet

Join the award winning Hutchinson Andrew Trio (HAT) for the release of their new album ‘Hollow Trees’ featuring the Lily String Quartet. The evening will also be in support of the ensemble’s upcoming showcase at JazzAhead in Germany this April.

The multiple-award-winning Hutchinson Andrew Trio is a vital and distinctively western force on the Canadian and international jazz scene. The group’s third album, 2013’s Prairie Modern, was featured in jazz bible Down Beat magazine, which called the album “a terrific listen, with great musicianship throughout.” The current fourth album, Hollow Trees, was written specifically for the seven-piece configuration of the HAT and the Lily String Quartet. Its music features powerful, moving compositions by HAT pianist Chris Andrew that combine the beauty of classical chamber music with the drive and interplay of jazz.

It’s music that rewards the committed listener. Shifting textures, melodies, rhythm and tonality reveal themselves constantly throughout each track, telling a story that is best experienced from beginning to end.

The trio’s many honours include Western Canadian Music Awards nominations for each of its previous three albums, and the prestigious TD Grand Jazz Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Hollow Trees is the group’s most inspired work to date, and is poised to make an impact on the global jazz scene.

Tickets available at the door or online at http://bit.ly/1moHMag General Admission $20 Students & Seniors $15 Ticket with Fundraiser Donation $40

Personnel:

HAT Chris Andrew – Piano Kodi Hutchinson – Double Bass Sandro Dominelli – Drums

Lily Elisa Milner – Violin I Diane Lane – Violin II Patricia Higgins – Viola Andrea Case – Cello

www.hatjazz.com

'Hollow Trees' CD Release - HAT Lily

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Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton, AB

Hutchinson Andrew Trio CD Release Feat. Lily String Quartet

Join the award winning Hutchinson Andrew Trio (HAT) for the release of their new album ‘Hollow Trees’ featuring the Lily String Quartet.

The multiple-award-winning Hutchinson Andrew Trio is a vital and distinctively western force on the Canadian and international jazz scene. The group’s third album, 2013’s Prairie Modern, was featured in jazz bible Down Beat magazine, which called the album “a terrific listen, with great musicianship throughout.” The current fourth album, Hollow Trees, was written specifically for the seven-piece configuration of the HAT and the Lily String Quartet. Its music features powerful, moving compositions by HAT pianist Chris Andrew that combine the beauty of classical chamber music with the drive and interplay of jazz.

It’s music that rewards the committed listener. Shifting textures, melodies, rhythm and tonality reveal themselves constantly throughout each track, telling a story that is best experienced from beginning to end.

The trio’s many honours include Western Canadian Music Awards nominations for each of its previous three albums, and the prestigious TD Grand Jazz Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Hollow Trees is the group’s most inspired work to date, and is poised to make an impact on the global jazz scene.

For Tickets or Information call (780) 432-0428 or visit www.yardbirdsuite.com Members Admission $22 Guest Admission $26

Personnel:

HAT Chris Andrew – Piano Kodi Hutchinson – Double Bass Sandro Dominelli – Drums

Lily Elisa Milner – Violin I Diane Lane – Violin II Patricia Higgins – Viola Andrea Case – Cello

www.hatjazz.com