Do you enjoy the easy listening sounds of My Funny Valentine and Girl From Ipanema? You will unfortunately have to search elsewhere, as The Peter Karle Combo is about bringing a hard bop energy with a modern twist. The combo is a powerhouse of Western Jazz Alumni with a mission to explore the limits of what a jazz standard can be. The combo prides itself on crafting the music around the players and creating a jazz flavour unique to London. Not only filled with talented instrumentalists, the Combo’s own arrangements are the feature of our sound. Having previously presented unique arrangements of Radiohead/The Police/Bowie/Pink Floyd to The Aeolian, the Combo is bringing it all together for one night of greatest hits for the 2023 Aeolian Jazz Festival.
The combo is:
Peter Karle (Guitar)
Mark Swan (Drums)
Andrew Kosty (Bass)
Adam Lamoureux (Sax)
Tony DeLuca (Sax)
Marsh Bindseil (Trumpet)
Theresa Wallis… A lifetime of being passionate about music has afforded Theresa the opportunity to explore many aspects of her chosen art form. She has performed as a soloist at various types of venues including jazz clubs, private events, concert halls, churches as well as on the theatre stage. Theresa also enjoys singing in a number of groups. She is a founding member of vocal jazz group After Four and also brings her talents to London Pro Musica Choir, London Symphonia, Forest Excelsior Band and ensemble ‘A Group of Seven’. She has been involved in many program developments including the most recent ‘Rhythms of Brasil’ and ‘Back to Bacharach’ shows with Jenny & Ron Nauta. Theresa is a resident of Grand Bend and works as a hair stylist at Hair Bend’rs.
Jenny Nauta is an active well-known singer, arranger, songwriter, teacher and music consultant. She is a founding member of vocal jazz group AFTER FOUR. Jenny is an Associate Teacher and graduate of Conservatory Canada and teaches both classical and contemporary jazz voice, piano and theory. She is also a singer/soloist and choral arranger with London Pro Musica Choir and twenty-three year member of their executive board; and is the Co-executive Producer of their CD Songs of the Land. Jenny is pleased to have served as the nominating chair for the Jack Richardson Music Awards committee and is also on the Board of Examiners for Conservatory Canada and travels across Canada for exam sessions, specializing in classical and contemporary voice and piano. As well she is an independent adjudicator for various music festivals.
Ron Nauta… Ron has a rich musical background and brings a great deal of talent to a broad spectrum of performance groups. He is the chief in-group arranger/adapter for the instrumental charts. He studied recording/engineering at Fanshawe College and has worked with many musicians over the years as a vocalist and as a keyboard player – accomplished at piano, organ and synthesizer. Over many years he has performed extensively with dance and show bands Persuasion, Tanis, Fantasy, Venus, Shadow, and The Jennifer Sterling Quartet. More recently he has been an active member and composer with smooth jazz group Parallax and is director of A Group of Seven, a new performance group with combined arrangements for both vocals and instruments including a variety of music i.e. Steely Dan, Toto, Donald Fagan, Manhattan Transfer, Chick Corea. He has recently released the first CD of his own material called ABOUT TIME.
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