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Our own new skank rwe333 is playing a free show this weekend. If you like great musicians, go see this set. To sum up the following press release:

Wayne Eagles is a fab fusion-y guitar player along the lines of John McLaughlin

Bruce Wittet is an extremely trained drummer who writes for Modern Drummer magazine

Dave Schroeder is currently doing his masters degree in Bass Performance in Miami. What the hell can they teach you in a masters program for Bass Performance?

And it's free. Here's the real press release:

The Ottawa International Jazz Festival presents:

WAYNE EAGLES / BRUCE WITTET - guitar & drums

w/ guest Dave Schroeder (bass - 2nd set)

Sunday, June 24, 2007 at 6:00-8:00 PM

Courtyard of the Metropolitain Brasserie

700 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1K4

(corner of Rideau & Sussex)

Cost : Free

Long-time collaborators, guitarist Wayne Eagles and drummer Bruce Wittet are pleased to introduce their new duo project. Blending ambient, avant-garde textures with more melodic contemporary jazz structures, the Ottawa area musicians weave a unique musical tapestry. Subtly incorporating real-time looping technology, the duo emphasizes interaction, interplay and improvisation in the context of original compositions and unique arrangements.

A guitarist for over 30 years, Wayne Eagles has been a Guitar Performance Instructor at Carleton University's School for Studies in Art and Culture: Music since September 1992. His resume includes recording and/or performance work with Adam Nussbaum, Mike Milligan, Billy Kilson, and the Bitches Brew Tribute Band, while his discography includes the well-received jazz-rock CDs How's Now? (2000) and Milligan-Eagles Project (2005). An Endorsing Artist for a wide-variety of musical instrument companies, Wayne has been inspired by the likes of John Abercrombie, Allan Holdsworth, Jan Akkerman, Terje Rypdal, Ollie Halsall and David Torn.

Bruce Wittet has accompanied most established Ottawa area musicians, logging thousands of hours in the recording studio. In fact, as a youth his first major session featured the Brecker Brothers on horns and was cited in Billboard. Among Bruce’s influences are Art Blakey, Bill Stewart, Eddie Marshall, Billy Higgins, Dave Mattacks, Jon Christensen, and Jim Keltner. A journalist by day, Bruce edits the bilingual Canadian publication Muzik Etc and is a staff writer for the American magazine Modern Drummer. He has written recently for Down Beat and the German magazine Drums & Percussion, as well as for a variety of music industry clients.

Link: http://www.ottawajazzfestival.com/en/2007/artist_details.asp?artistID=691

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