John Geggie is greatly in demand as a versatile musician (double bassist) and creative composer, both in Canada and internationally. He was the curator and programming director of the Geggie Jazz Series for thirteen years. He has also recorded or performed with a many of the top names in creative improvised music: Jon Christensen, Ron Miles, Joel Frahm, Andy Milne, Marc Copeland, Vic Juris, Ben Monder, George Colligan, Craig Taborn, Sheila Jordan, David Murray, Andrew Cyrille, Donny McCaslin, Matt Brubeck, Ted Nash, Billy Hart, Marilyn Crispell, Myra Melford, Bill Carrothers, Cuong Vu, and bassist Mark Dresser. He always enjoys making music with Roddy Ellias and Nick Fraser.
Roddy Ellias “Monday’s Dream is an unapologetically beautiful record, one of subtle delicacy andelegance, and alluring grace and finesse.” John Kelman, All About Jazz.
Canadian guitarist Roddy Ellias has performed with a variety of artists including Lee Konitz, Tom Harrel, Marc Copland, Joel Frahm, Lonnie Smith and many more. He has devoted most of his musical like to combining elements, aesthetics and techniques of classical music with those of jazz.
Nick Fraser (drums) has been an active and engaging presence in the Toronto jazz and improvised music communities since he moved there from Ottawa in 1996. His recorded works include Owls in Daylight (1997) andNick Fraser and Justin Haynes are faking it (2004) and Towns and Villages (2013). A Juno award winner, Nick has performed professionally with a veritable “who’s who” of Canadian jazz and improvised music and such international artists as William Parker, Anthony Braxton, and Tony Malaby.
“Fraser not so much plays the drums as hurls himself whole body and soul against skin and metal… truly talented.” -Bill Stunt, CBC Radio.