Hamilton Music Collective Presents:
Mandy Lagan with Origins
Thursday October 13, 2022
We are pleased to announce Mandy Lagan will be performing the songs of Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell with her band ‘Origins’. Featuring Ewen Farncombe on piano, Ted Quinlan on guitar, Andrew Downing on bass, Derek Gray on drums, Kevin Turcotte on trumpet, Matt Lagan on saxophone.
Tickets: $45 / $25 (student)
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Doors at 7:00PM, show at 8:00PM (two sets).
About Mandy Lagan
“Mandy’s new recording the Joni Book, is one of the most successful takes on Joni’s music I’ve heard. Great arrangements that keep the integrity of Joni’s tunes but makes them sound fresh and new. Also the laid-back and confident vocal approach from Mandy that makes this recording very strong.”
Brad Barker – JAZZ FM 91.1
Mandy Lagan has been a singer/band leader since 1989. She has consistently pursued her desire to present songs creatively, uniquely and intelligently with the intention of conveying to her listeners the heart felt message that lives within. She has recorded four CDs since 2002. The songs span a wide range of material, from jazz standards, to original compositions to songs of Joni Mitchell. She was awarded funding for her “Verses” project from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. She has performed in various festivals and venues in Ontario with some of Canada’s most outstanding jazz musicians. She has also been teaching music since 1984, at Mohawk College until 1995 and privately to date.
After 30 years in Toronto Mandy has returned to Hamilton where she continues her teaching, writing, recording and performing.
THE JONI BOOK was heralded as one of the top 20 CDs of 2018 by Jazz FM 91, where it receives regular airplay. It has also been featured on CBC Radio’s “Jazz with Laila Biali”. The press has praised Mandy’s imaginative arrangements, and her earnest, stunning vocals. She has truly made these songs her own, while honouring the stories, melodies and harmonies that make Joni’s music so powerful. The result is a wonderfully mature collection of playful and creative arrangements that clearly come straight from the heart.
THE PAUL SIMON PROJECT is the most recent endeavour for Mandy and her band, ORIGINS. The band consists of some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians, Ewen Farncombe-piano, Ted Quinlan-guitars, Kevin Turcotte-trumpet, Matt Lagan-sax, Andrew Downing-cello, Jim Vivian-bass, and Blair Mackay-percussion/drums. Once again Mandy and her band members are reimagining material from one of the most influential composers of our time, bringing their own unique flavour and approach to these iconic songs from The Paul Simon Songbook. This will be the 5th recording project under the leadership of Ms. Lagan.
About Jazz at the Gasworks
Hamilton Music Collective Presents: Jazz at the Gasworks showcases top Canadian and international musicians in jazz, blues, and improvised music. We are excited to welcome you back to the Gasworks following a $2.5 million transformation. Our new theatre has the same great stage, with a new sound system and expanded seating capacity for you to safely enjoy world-class music in downtown Hamilton!
All proceeds from ticket sales support the An Instrument For Every Child (AIFEC) program.
For more information about the Hamilton Music Collective and An Instrument For Every Child visit: hamiltonmusiccollective.ca