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TD Halifax Jazz Festival: Brad Reid & Patricia Watson

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August 11

Brad Reid’s boot stomps as his fiddle sounds its Cape Breton heritage. It’s a high-top leather boot he bought touring Russia with Cirque du Soleil, where he played clarinet, sax, and guitar — while skating. Reid thought he’d landed his dream job — good pay, challenging music, travelling the world.

NEW Scotland is Reid’s latest album, a musical tapas with a foundation of Cape Breton fiddle featuring flavours from across genres and lands — Latin influences with congas, classical and jazz elements, even going into hip hop and more urban territory. “There’s definitely foot-stompin’ Cape Breton excitement,” says Reid. “There are also ambient, goosebump moments and some ‘fiddle meets Dr. Dre’ tunes where you might wanna get the subwoofer goin’ in the Toyota Corolla, rollin’ downtown, shootin’ the drag.” NEW Scotland leads listeners through a broad range of emotional landscapes, but, ultimately, leads to hope.

Patricia Watson, winner of The African Nova Scotia Music Association’s 2009 “Rising Star” award has been singing most of her life. Classic jazz, silky smooth with a gospel touch, Patricia Watson’s voice and songs inspire audiences so much that they cannot resist the urge to sing along and participate in this engaging soulful musical experience.

The Community Virtual Series is Presented by Support 4 Culture – Join us on our YouTube channel for this Free performance.


DateAugust 11
Time7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
TagsTD Halifax Jazz Festival
Event CategoryFestivals



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