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Posted: October 24, 2013

Turboprop at Arts Station Oct. 30

From October 23 to November 4, Turboprop will be going on tour across Canada in advance of recording their debut album. The tour includes stops in Edmonton, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Vernon, Courtenay and Fernie.

Turboprop is Tara Davidson on Alto/Soprano Saxes, Joel Frahm on Tenor Sax, William Carn on Trombone, Adrena Farrugia on Piano, Dan Loomis on Bass and Ernesto Cervini, charismatic bandleader, on Drums.

Drummer Ernesto Cervini (pictured) has quickly become in demand as a sideman and also as a bandleader in North America because of his unique and deep musicality. Ernesto released his debut CD as a leader, Here, in 2006 to critical acclaim: “Here is a wonderful debut that showcases Cervini’s monster chops and compositional abilities.” Budd Kopman, All About Jazz. In 2009 his sophomore release, Little Black Bird featuring Joel Frahm on Saxophones was released on Orange Grove Records, and is being distribute by ANZIC Records (both based in New York City.) “Drummer Ernesto Cervini plays with such conviction and fire that it’s easy to give him your ears and time,” says Glen Hall from Exclaim Magazine.

Ernesto’s diversity as a musician (he is also an excellent pianist and clarinetist) has allowed him to travel throughout the world, performing in some of the world’s greatest concert halls and jazz clubs. Ernesto has been featured as a leader and sideman at the legendary Birdland, Sweet Rhythm, The Jazz Standard, The 55 Bar, The Montreal Bistro, The Top Of the Senator, The Rex Jazz and Blues Club and has also been fortunate enough to perform in concert halls such as Massey Hall, The Glen Gould Theatre, The St. Lawrence Center for the Arts and the Sugita Theatre in Yokohama, Japan. Ernesto received his Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto, and a Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Ernesto is continuing to push musical boundaries with his innovative compositions, as well as his imaginative and explosive drumming. He will be a constant in the global jazz scene for decades to come, through his love for musical performance and education. Visit ernestocervini.com to read more.

Turboprop will be appearing at The Arts Station in Fernie on Wednesday, October 30 at 8 p.m.

Tickets available at the Arts Station, Carosella, Freshies and online (turboprop.eventbrite.com).

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