Jeff Dyer/Bill Brennan duo
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Jeff Dyer/Bill Brennan duo


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After Hours- Dyer&Brennan
Gaia - The Jeff Dyer Band
Days Gone By - Dyer&Johnston
Solo Piano 1 - Bill Brennan
Solo Piano 2 - Bill Brennan



Between Jeff Dyer and Bill Brennan lie many years of experience performing on the stage in Canada and
around the world. Not long after Brennan returned to Newfoundland, they joined forces to create the Jeff Dyer/Bill Brennan Duo and the Jeff Dyer/Bill Brennan Quintet.Dyer is a singer, composer,arranger, producer who has worked extensively on stage, radio and television. He had his own show on CBC radio and has written theme music, and worked as musical director for television . Brennan is a consummate musician. He is a pianist, percussionist, composer, producer and musical director and he is the go to arranger in the province. His playing can be heard on over 90 recordings. He writes for documentaries and movies (Denzel Washington's 'Antoine Fisher').

In their duo and in their quintet they perform classic Jazz standards, R&B influenced originals and Brazilian Bossa Nova. Their quintet is rounded out with heavyweight Jim Vivian on bass, Mike Billard on drums and Patrick Boyle on trumpet. Their influences include the singing and playing of Tony Bennet and Bill Evans and classic songs from the likes of Cole Porter and George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein. Both Bill and Jeff have spent time in Brazil exploring the music and culture. They play the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dori Caymi, Joao Gilberto and Djavan.

They have just released their first album -'After Hours' to critical acclaim. They have been Nominated by MusicNL for 'Best Jazz/BluesAlbum of the Year' and by the ECMA for 'Best Jazz Album of the Year'.

The Toronto Star wrote:
"After Hours' showcases Dyer's "Kurt Elling style vocals and Brennan's graceful piano playing on originals and standards such as 'All the Things You Are' and ' I've Got You Under My Skin'."
Wholenote Magazine wrote:
"Wonderfully warm and very witty, Brennan's work proves he is the consummate accompanist; But the spotlight is on Jeff Dyer's full-bodied, emotionally raw singing style, that suggests a natural, experienced talent."
The Telegram wrote:
"Dyer's singing on 'After Hours' is confident and strong, velvety where it suits and powerful where he needs to be. Honestly a tour de force for him."