A Novel of Anomaly with Lina Allemano and Andrew Downing

OLG Play North Series presented by Air North

Tuesday June 26 @ 10:00pm, National Arts Centre



Andreas Schaerer - voice
Lucas Niggli - drums
Luciano Biondini - accordion
Kalle Kalima - guitar
Andrew Downing - cello
Lina Allemano - trumpet

As part of the Play North Series, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is proud to present a very special collaboration between one of the most creative and in demand groups from Europe, A Novel of Anomaly and two significant musical improvisers from Canada. Andrew Downing is one of Canada’s most important bassists, cellists and composers, whose last album was nominated for a JUNO this year. Trumpeter Lina Allemano who is as at home in Berlin as she is in Toronto is one of Canada’s most unique voices on the instrument.

A Novel of Anomaly features the Berne-based vocal acrobat and multi-genre composer Andreas Schaerer; Zurich drummer Lucas Niggli; Italian accordionist Luciano Biondini; and Berlin-based Finnish guitarist Kalle Kalima.

This collaboration, a world exclusive, promises to be a festival highlight!