SATURDAY, MAY 13
Dominelli Music is very excited to announce that on May 13 Project Vibe will be hosting a workshop with Jack Semple and Sandro Dominelli at Café Blackbird! We are hosting our first Songwriting Workshop, where our bands will have the opportunity to perform an original song for feedback from Juno Award winning artist Jack Semple and Executive Director of Dominelli Music Society, Sandro Dominelli.
Project Vibe students will receive their ticket free of charge, and tickets for friends and family are $5 each. Please note that there is limited capacity in Cafe Blackbird and there will not be tickets available at the door, so you will be responsible for purchasing your tickets through here. Jack Semple and Sandro Dominelli will be performing in the evening at Cafe Blackbird on May 12 & 13th, so contact them if you would like to reserve tickets to the attend the evening performances at 780-451-8890.
Jack Semple grew up on a farm north of Regina, Saskatchewan. He started his musical career playing with various Regina-based bands, and later relocated to Toronto in the late 1980s to become the lead guitarist of The Lincolns, a popular funk and rhythm and blues band. He left the band after two years and returned to Regina to pursue a solo career and to spend more time with his family. After his move back to Regina, Semple contributed to television and music scores and appeared in the title role of Guitarman, a 1994 television movie. Semple also commenced a solo recording career that has resulted in the release of ten albums. In 1992, Semple came to national prominence through winning the MuchMusic "Guitar Wars" contest. Semple has been twice nominated, in 1999 and 2000, for a Gemini Award for his soundtrack work on the television series Incredible Story Studio. Semple won a Juno award in 1991 for best roots recording. He has won two Western Canadian music awards for "Qu'Appelle" and "In the Blue Light". Semple continues to perform as a solo artist and with The Jack Semple Band, across Canada and now being championed across America!
Sandro Dominelli is one of Canada`s most creative, talented and tasteful drummers. Through his continuing success’ as a much sought-after composer, bandleader, and producer he has proven to be an established luminary in the Canadian music scene. Catching the attention of local and international jazz icons alike, Sandro has collaborated with a long list of the veritable whos who such as Joe Lovano, Sheila Jordan, Ernie Watts, Doug Riley, Oliver Jones, Hugh Fraser, PJ Perry and Tommy Banks. With a Juno Nomination, Western Canadian Music Award, and Canadian Independent Music Award under his belt, Sandro’s achievements continue to make him one of Canada’s most endearing musicians.
Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 'The Alvo Sessions’ is Sandro’s most recent musical endeavor. Recorded in New York City, the indian inspired guitar playing of Rez Abbasi, with the electric bass sounds of Chris Tarry, and the thick grooves of Sandro Dominelli have all come together to create an unprecedented sound. This is an exciting new project, that brings jazz aﬁcionados and new listeners alike together in the appreciation of great music. Featuring Sandro Dominelli’s interpretation of Chris Issak’s Wicked Games, Keith Jarret’s Personal Mountains, and his own original compositions, 'The Alvo Sessions’ stays true to the spirit of jazz.