Presented by OLG

James McGowan Ensemble

Sat, Jun 29, 2024

FREE SHOW (No Tix Required)
James McGowan, piano & compositions

Mike Tremblay, saxophones & flute

Cal McGowan, cello

JP Lapensée, electric bass

Valeriy Nehovora, drums

The James McGowan Ensemble is a scalable sized group of 5–14 members based in Canada’s National Capital Region. McGowan, leader of the ensemble, is a pianist, composer and award-winning music educator at Carleton University. At its heart, the JME features the interaction of jazz-fusion with contemporary classical music; it is melodic, expressive, groove-based, and tells its own musical story. Having released two albums—Reaching In (June 2023) and Reaching Out (May 2024)—the JME has had their music played and positively reviewed all over the world. "The work is at times theatrical in its parts, sometimes classical, sometimes jazz-inspired, but undoubtedly a grand and beautiful artistic creation” (Paris Move).