- Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 7:30pm
- Michael Cain
- Lorne Watson Recital Hall
- Brandon University School of Music, Queen Elizabeth II Music Building, Brandon, MB, Canada
The Brandon University School of Music’s pro series has a special treat planned for Homecoming Weekend guests.
On Thursday, Oct. 11, two of the School of Music’s talented musicians will give a concert to kick off this year’s edition of the BU Homecoming Weekend.
Saxophonist Greg Gatien, who is the Dean of Music at BU, and his colleague, pianist Michael Cain, will perform a recital of jazz favourites, for both alumni taking in Homecoming events and for local fans of the pro series.
A meet and greet reception will follow.
Originally from Las Vegas, Cain has collaborated with some of the jazz world’s greats, including Jack DeJohnette Greg Osby, Robin Eubanks, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Ravi Coltrane, Bobby McFerrin, Stanley Turrentine, Pat Metheny, and Meshell N’degeocello, among numerous others. He has not only contributed as a sideman to many recordings, but has 11 to his credit as leader or soloist. Prior to coming to Canada in 2008 to teach at BU, he was on faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where Gatien was one of his colleagues.
Gatien joined the BU faculty in 2001 and has been one of the driving forces behind the highly esteemed jazz program in Brandon. Gatien has not only taught and performed extensively in Canada and the United States, but he is a sought-after adjudicator and is the director of the jazz program at the International Music Camp. Since moving to Manitoba, he has lent his talents to the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra as well as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Along with participating in many CBC projects, he has appeared on several recordings, including a recent collaboration entitled The Complete Rebirth of the Cool. He has been the Dean of Music at BU since 2015.