Duncan Hopkins Trio with Cody Copland & Doug Watson
Duncan Hopkins (bass), Cody Copland (guitar), Doug Watson (sax) Duncan Hopkins: Double bassist, composer and arranger Duncan
Duncan Hopkins: Double bassist, composer and arranger Duncan Hopkins has been working at the highest levels of jazz for almost thirty years. In that time he has worked with such luminaries as Norma Winstone, Rob McConnell, Scott Hamilton, Houston Person, Peter Appleyard, Ed Bickert, Mark Murphy, Bobo Stenson, Diana Krall, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Wheeler, Bobby Watson, Sam Rivers, Harry Allen and Edward Simon to name but a few. Duncan was a member of Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass and the highly distinguished Canadian Jazz Quartet for ten years before moving to Europe. His newest project Elysian joins long time collaborator (and 2017 British Pianist of the Year) Nikki Iles BEM and the incredibly talented vocalist Thierry Peala from Paris. Their CD is called Voyageur and has music and lyrics by Duncan Hopkins. Together they have a unique chemistry which simulates eventide and candlelight in one moment and sea breeze on your cheeks in the next.
Cody Copeland: Raised in Bowmanville Ontario, Cody Copland began playing the guitar at age 13, and at the end of high school Cody developed a keen interest in jazz. Since beginning his education at Humber College, Cody has studied with some of the best musicians in the country, including Neil Swainson, Trevor Giancola, and Lucian Gray. Focused on the tradition of the music, his early influences include Clifford Brown, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, and Peter Bernstein. Since first moving to Toronto, Cody has been one of the finest young guitar players in the city and continues to play very often at clubs and concert venues around Toronto.
Doug Watson: Saxophonist, pianist, composer, arranger, music teacher, radio broadcaster, folk guitarist & vocalist, church music director. Since the 1980’s, Doug has been active on the Toronto jazz scene having performed in the major clubs and festivals, leading his Trios and Quartets, and performing with Ed Bickert Quartet (steady 1989 – 1991), Jim Galloway All-Stars, Guido Basso, Mike Downes, Don Thompson Trio, Ron Collier and many others. Doug is also well known and respected as a radio jazz host – originally at CIUT FM, 89.5FM (1985-1994) and later at JAZZ.FM91 (1999 to 2015) as a broadcaster and concert producer. During those years he interviewed Wynton Marsalis, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, and many others.
(Friday) 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm View in my time
Front Street Stage
between Victoria Street and Campbell Street