194 Queen West, Toronto

Brazil's Igor Willcox

Igor Willcox Quartet is formed by:
Igor Willcox (drums/compositions), 
Vini Morales (electric piano/synth),
Wagner Barbosa (saxophone) 
and Glecio Nascimento (bass) featuring elements of jazz, funk and fusion. 
The group – which plays original compositions, exploring all musicality, spontaneity, and sinergy - has achieved great notoriety in the instrumental music scene, standing out and performing in the most important festivals and Brazilian Jazz clubs such as Bourbon Street, Sescs, Santos Jazz Festival, São Paulo Jazz Festival, Play Jazz Festival, Jazz no Hostel, Jazz nos Fundos, etc. In April / May of 2019 the group has already confirmed a Canada tour, where it will be performing at the most important jazz clubs in the country, such as the legendary Yardbird Suite (Edmoton), The Jazz Room (Waterloo), Frankie’s Jazz (Vancouver), Bucking Jam Palace (Calgary), The Rex (Toronto). Igor Willcox Quartet has just released a new album, the first of the group, called “LIVE!”, which showcases the concert exactly as it is: “The first Live album of the Brazilian drummer Igor Willcox quartet, captures the spirit of a strongly welded band performing at a high voltage in the most impassioned and interactive way. It features seven original songs along with three compositions by jazz fusion legends such as Allan Holdsworth, Wayne Shorter and Lenny White. Ten tracks of unexpected, creative interactions resulted from the combined strength of four virtuosi musicians, each of them contributing with their inventive skills to a perfect fusion of musicality and rhythm. “Fans of jazz fusion will enjoy a high quality album delivered by a phenomenal band fueled by the natural energy of like minds playing as a singular voice”. (Jazz World Quest). The album also received an excellent review from All About Jazz, one of the most important jazz sites of the world.

Performances this month:
Sunday, April 28, 2019