Jazz at the Fort Garry Hotel
- Sunday, Nov 19, 2023 at 6:30pm
- Fort Garry Hotel
- 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
PRZM is a quartet of trumpeters Shane Hicks, Andrew Littleford, Matthew Walden and Richard Gillis. Each of the musicians have performed professionally for many years with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Ron Paley Big Band, the Dirty Catfish Brass Band, and others. The quartet will be joined by award-winning percussionist Scott Senior
Shane Hicks is a freelance trumpeter in Winnipeg. Shane started in the Winnipeg music scene as a Lead Trumpet player in 2004 with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra and the Ron Paley Big Band and has been playing with them ever since. He has also made regular appearances with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Papa Mambo, Muddy Waters Brass Quintet, Yoslai De La Rosa, most recently joined Combo Latino, as well as acting as a board member with the WJO from 2009-2013.
Andrew Littleford is an active member of the Winnipeg music scene and is gaining attention and recognition across Canada as an accomplished multi-genre trumpet performer and educator. He shares his warm, lyrical sound and melodic tendencies within the musical genres of jazz, funk, R&B and pop music. His diverse musical abilities makes him one of the most sought-after trumpet players on Winnipeg's vibrant music scene. Aside from leading the Andrew Littleford Quintet where he composes and plays his own music, he is a founding member of the Dirty Catfish Brass Band, and is also involved with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Ron Paley Big Band, Hot & Dirty Dance Party, Winnipeg Jazz Collective, “B’” Side Champs, PRZM, Sunny Roseland, and can be heard on a variety of albums with other Manitoba artists.
Richard Gillis is the Artistic Director of Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra. He studied at the Banff Centre (Canadian Brass), the University of Michigan (M.Mus.; D.M.A.), and with renowned trumpet teachers Armando Ghitalla and James Stamp. He performs with several ensembles and tours and records (8 CDs) with Icelandic guitarist Bjorn Thoroddsen. In 2014 Richard and Bjorn performed at the Icelandic Jazz Festival, received a nomination for Best Jazz Album at the Icelandic Music Awards ("Morgana's Revenge") and released a new CD ("The Journey"). Richard teaches at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Music.