Ingrid Jensen // Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Eli Bennett // Tenor Sax
Todd Pentney // Piano & Rhodes
Justin Gray // Electric Bass
Derek Gray // Drums & Percussion
Special Guest: Jill Harris // Vocals
Gray Matter – the contemporary jazz group co-led by brothers Justin and Derek Gray – is set to release ‘Footsteps’, their debut album in March 2015. Their first combined effort features Grammy award winning trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, Juno nominated pianist Todd Pentney and Vancouver’s rising star tenor saxophonist/film composer Eli Bennett.
Gray Matter brings a unique blend of modern jazz and groove-based music, with influences ranging from John Coltrane to James Brown. Gray Matter will be releasing ‘Footsteps’ with a 8-concert, Ontario/Quebec CD Release tour: playing two nights at Toronto’s Rex Hotel, a Saturday feature performance at The Jazz Room in Waterloo, and a Sunday afternoon matinee presented by the Kingston Jazz Society. Aiming to connect with all generations of Canadian music lovers, Gray Matter will also be leading post-secondary workshops, including a noon-hour clinic at Humber College.
For CD release tour information visit: www.graymattermusic.ca