Justin Snikkar
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City Limits 2011

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City Limits is all about originality.

The 10 tracks that make up City Limits have a strong melodic sense that is complex yet will echo in your inner ear. The songs are steeped in the tradition of jazz but have a sense of adventure that can’t be contained.

Justin Snikkar is a native Torontonian who has played bass on the scene and around the world for over 20 years in many guises.

City Limits is his debut recording as a solo artist. All of the compositions are his, and are as revealing as any autobiography. After many years of hard knocks and honing his craft, he has constructed a product that’s ready to leave its mark on any open minded listener who’s ready to challenge their assumptions about what jazz can be.

Influences for this CD are: Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Frank Zappa and Wayne Krantz.

Tracks from City Limits can be heard on Galaxie – Jazz Now.

Justin is joined by Bob Brough on Sax, Marc Pizer on Drums, Mario Potestio on guitar and Sam Heineman on Hammond Organ.