Since being released, As of Yet has garnered praise from All About Jazz and Cadence Magazine, among other publications, and is available from most online music retailers. The original members of the group first met while studying at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Trumpet player André Canniere moved to New York City in 2003, and was focused on finding a group of like-minded musicians. Since the other four members of the group (Josh Rutner, tenor sax; Ryan Ferreira, guitar; Ike Sturm, bass; Ted Poor, drums) had also moved to the city, Canniere jumped at the opportunity to bring them all together. For the next three years, the group entertained large and enthusiastic audiences regularly in and around New York City with performances in venues that include The Knitting Factory, James Carney’s Konceptions Series at Bar 4, Jimmy’s 43, Kavehaz and CBGB’s. In 2008, Canniere relocated to London where he plans to expand the group’s fan base to the UK and Europe.
Since arriving in the UK, Canniere has performed at the HSBC Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the Riverfront Jazz Festival, The Vortex, The Con Cellar Bar, the 606 Club, Pizza on the Park and many other venues throughout London and the UK. Members of the new London based group have included drummer Chris Vatalaro, bassist Jasper Hoiby, saxophonist Mark Hanslip, guitarist Hannes Riepler and pianist Ivo Neame. The group is currently working on new music for their next recording project, and planning tours for 2009-2010. PRESS “Canniere’s compositions are a far cry from the staid template contained on many Jazz records... solo spaces that offer the most exciting moments, particularly the clean toned Canniere...
Andre Canniere and his associates show a great deal of promise...” -Jay Collins, Cadence Magazine “André Canniere’s debut is aural evidence that good things can descend from the Ivory Tower... transcends the stereotypes often associated with university trained musicians, the most common being that they ‘think’ the music rather than ‘feel’ it... As Of Yet is a strong opening statement from Canniere." -Jason Crane, All About Jazz “Canniere is at his best...long melodies that unfurl majestically before suddenly flaring up and melancholy ballads both sit easily on top of often complex rhythmic and harmonic patterns." -Mwanji Ezana, be.jazz www.andrecanniere.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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