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Fri, Oct 13



Fraser Hollins and The Phoenix

"one of Canada's great bassists"

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Fraser Hollins and The Phoenix
Fraser Hollins and The Phoenix


Oct 13, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

GigSpace, 953 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3E5, Canada


Fraser Hollins (acoustic and electric basses/bandleader), Samuel Blais (alto and baritone saxophones), Carlos Jiménez (guitar), Rich Irwin (drums)

Fraser Hollins and The Phoenix perform Fraser’s original compositions, which are influenced and informed by his love for many different styles and genres. This quartet is known as dynamic and colourful, with an emphasis on interplay and communication.

About: Raised in Ottawa and now residing in Montreal, Fraser Hollins has been praised as "one of Canada's great bassists." (Don Thompson – Canadian Jazz Multi-instrumentalist). He has performed around the world and appeared on over 40 recordings with bands featuring national and international artists such as Jeff Johnston, Christine Jensen, Jan Jarczyk, Don Thompson, Ingrid Jensen, Brad Turner, Geoffrey Keezer, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Monder, Dave Liebman, Donny McCaslin, Jon Cowherd, Brian Blade, Danilo Perez, Jerry Bergonzi and Seamus Blake. 

With the release of “Aerial” in 2010, his first recording as a leader and featuring long-time musical cohorts Joel Miller, Steve Amirault and Karl Jannuska, Fraser presented his most personal vision of jazz. The 11 evocative compositions on the album offer a compelling journey through a diverse landscape of colourful musical vistas that is “continually captivating” (Peter Hum – Ottawa Citizen). 

His second recording, entitled “Treehouse”, was released in 2019, and features Joel Miller, Jon Cowherd and Brian Blade. The band did a week-long tour of Quebec and Ontario in March 2022. In the fall of 2021, Fraser formed his band The Phoenix, featuring Samuel Blais, Carlos Jiménez and Rich Irwin. This group has played in clubs and festivals around the Montreal area, and Fraser has found the ensemble the ideal vehicle through which to further explore and develop his composing.

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