John Geggie - double bass
David Wall - voice
Double bassist John Geggie is an internationally established performer and composer. As a performer, he works regularly with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa) and Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Current projects include the Algonquin Ensemble (with Terry Tufts and Kathryn Briggs), the John Geggie Trio (with Roddy Ellias and Joel Frahm) as well as the John Geggie Journey Band. For 13 years, he programmed, curated and performed in his own invitational series of concerts (The Geggie Series) at the NAC Fourth Stage and has hosted the Ottawa Jazz Festival Late Night Jam Series for over 20 years. John Geggie is on faculty at Carleton University, at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam and the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau. David Wall is a Toronto-based composer and singer. He has written scores for a long list of film, television and experimental projects, working with collaborators such as Bruce Mau Design, Naomi Klein and Alan Zweig. He has written a large catalogue of songs in many genres including a #1 song for rock band Big Sugar. More recently he has studied Cantorial and traditional Yiddish music and has worked extensively with pianist Marilyn Lerner. David lives in Toronto with his wife, Kyo Maclear and two boys, Yoshi and Mika.