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New York Jazz coming to the Art Gallery of Swift Current

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Don't miss this cool April evening of hot swinging jazz brought to you straight from New York! Alex Goodman and his Quintet will be heating up the Art Gallery of Swift Current on Monday, April 11.


Winner of both first prize and the Public's Choice Award at the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival International Guitar Competition, Alex Goodman has been hailed as "a definite musical voice" (Guitar International), "the next big thing in the jazz world" (CityTV News), “a jazz phenomenon the world over” (Birmingham Times) and "genius" (La Presse, Montreal).

In 2013, Alex's CD Bridges was nominated for Canada's highest musical honor, the JUNOs as Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year. Since moving to New York in 2012, Alex Goodman has recorded with artists such as John Patitucci, Dick Oatts, Rich Perry and performed with jazz luminaries such as Charles Lloyd, Eric Harland, Ari Hoenig and John Riley.

Alex has toured extensively and has performed at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Massey Hall in Toronto, National Sawdust in Brooklyn and ABC Studios in New York City. Alex was awarded the 2013 ASCAP Herb Alpert Jazz Composer Award, has written a book of solo guitar etudes and has composed extensively for jazz groups, chamber groups, orchestras, big bands, and string quartets. 

Joining Alex on his tour throughout Canada and Europe are some of the top musicians from the vibrant New York jazz scene. His group in Swift Current includes Matt Marantz, Eden Ladin, Rick Rosato and Jimmy Macbride who have collectively played with the many of the great jazz musicians alive today such as Herbie Hancock, Avishai Cohen and Terence Blanchard.

Doors open at 7:30, show at 8pm. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students & children at Pharmasave & at door. Complementary refreshments. Cash bar available. 

For more information about Alex Goodman and his current tour, visit his website at


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