Ed Lister - Trumpet / Musical Director
Nicholas Dyson - Trumpet
Mark Ferguson - Trombone
Michael Schultz - Trombone
Zakari Frantz - Alto Sax
Petr Cancura - Tenor Sax
Brian Asselin - Tenor Sax
Richard Page - Bari Sax / Bass Clarinet
Joel Frahm - Tenor Sax soloist
Clayton Connell - Piano
Jp Lapensee - Bass
Jamie Holmes - Drums
Ottawa’s Prime Rib Big Band, led by veteran trumpeter Ed Lister, was just about to drop its new album, Choice Cuts, when the world went on hold. This great new recording deserves a proper launch party, so pull up to your device of choice to celebrate with the band and its special guest, GRAMMY Award-winning saxophonist Joel Frahm. Featured artists include Petr Cancura, Mark Ferguson, Brian Asselin, Zak Frantz, and others. One of the cuts on their album, Crunch is featured on Tenacity’s promo video. Get set to dance!
Animated by Spencer Moreland | Edited by Sarah Jasmine Hodgson
About the Artists
The Prime Rib Big Band:
An eleven-piece power group that is made up of some of the finest jazz practitioners in Ottawa. Fusing the hard-swinging big band style of the 30's, 40's and 50's with a modern twist on the large ensemble sound.
2019 GRAMMY award-winning artist, performer, recording artist and teacher for nearly 30 years, saxophonist Joel Frahm has lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, collaborating with other musicians, and honing his craft. His bold, inventive tenor sound has won fans in the U.S. and across the world. He has worked alongside master musicians Betty Carter, Kenny Barron, Freddy Cole, Dianne Schuur, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Bill Charlap, Brad Mehldau, Matt Wilson, Cyrille Aimee, and many other top artists. He has played as a leader or sideman on more than 100 recordings and has appeared at jazz festivals in the United States, Europe, Israel, Canada and South America.