Gerry Hebert Quartet

Gerry Hebert Quartet

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The Gerry Hébert Quartet is a true collective with compositions coming from all 4 members. The music is arranged in a very dynamic way with a strong emphasis on groove, tone and expression. Each player's voice is clear and distinct but with a restless drive for interaction and intensity.

Biography

The Gerry Hebert Quartet has been presenting concerts actively since 1997. A dedicated musician and educator, Gerry owns and operates The Jazz Edge Corporation and was a founding member of The Swinging Bovines, a professional concert touring saxophone quartet. Currently, Gerry is Artistic Director of the Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club and the founder and the director of the Calgary Youth Jazz Orchestra. Gerry also serves as the President of the Calgary Musician’s Association and presents masterclasses and clinics as a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Gerry has been playing for 28 years and his professional saxophone career began 18 years ago. Music studies have included a 2 year diploma in music performance from Grande Prairie Regional College, a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Calgary, an 8 month study period in French language and music in Paris, France and numerous residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Extensive performance experience with The Swinging Bovines have included releasing 3 C D’s and performed over 500 concerts on tours across Canada, the United States and Europe.

Gerry is very active throughout the musical community and in demand as a performer, arranger, contractor and clinician. He has performed on over 18 Compact Disc recordings and is also active in arts administration, marketing and music publishing.

Discography

1) Beat Niq Sessions Vol. 1 - 6th Ave & 2 am. (2003)
2) Beat Niq Sessions Vol. 2 - Constructive Interference (2008)

All tracks available for preview at itunes.

Set List

Absorbed (Aaron Young)
H to S (Gerry Hebert)
Forced on Matters (Simon Fisk)
Norwegian Wood (The Beatles - Arr. Aaron Young)
Local Motion (Anthony Czarnecki)
Athabasca Blues (Gerry Hebert)

We occasionally add some covers from the standard jazz repertoire.