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Sat, Sep 23



Mark Nelson Trio

"Postcard from the Cosmos"

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Mark Nelson Trio
Mark Nelson Trio


Sep 23, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

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


Andrew Boudreau (piano), Levi Dover (double bass), Mark Nelson (drums) 

Thank you Ian Hammond for Donating the Piano Tuning!

Montreal drummer Mark Nelson’s been featured as an exciting and propulsive sideman on more than a few fine albums and concerts that I’ve taken in over the last few years… – Peter Hum


Their newest recording, Postcard from the Cosmos, is an engaging collection of modern jazz compositions, each a sonic representation of beautiful and distant celestial wonders.

The composition “Kepler-13Ab” is a representation of what happens on this exciting exoplanet, where gaseous titanium dioxide absorbs starlight, eventually evaporates, and “snows” sunscreen!  

“Sombrero Galaxy” mixes the feeling of the song “Jarabe tapatío”, also known as “Mexican Hat Dance”, with the twisted image of this galaxy.

Listen to Mark Nelson Trio: Sombrero Galaxy

Watch Mark Nelson Trio perform : 42

The Mark Nelson Trio features Andrew Boudreau (Family Plan, Andrew Boudreau Quartet) on piano, Levi Dover (Gentiane MG Trio, Levi Dover Sextet) on double bass and Mark Nelson (Guillaume Martineau Trio, MNSF) on drums.

About: Born in Calgary, Mark Nelson began drumming at age 15. In 2003, he received his Bachelor of Music, Performance (Jazz) from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. Mark received a Master’s in Music Performance (Jazz) from the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, in 2015. The same year, he released his first recording as a bandleader, Mark Nelson’s Sympathetic Frequencies. In 2017, he performed at the OFF Festival de jazz opening night with his group. His second recording, Parcours,was released in 2021.     Mark furthered his study of music at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Alberta), Creative Music Workshop, directed by Dave Douglas, and SIM, School for Improvisational Music (Brooklyn), directed by Ralph Alessi.

Based in Montreal, Mark has had the opportunity to tour with various ensembles across Canada, Europe, Central America and Brazil. He performs and records with the following artists: Ian Kelly, Rob Lutes, Elizabeth Shepherd, Little Misty, Trio Bruxo, Cordâme, The Sunset Hill Jazz Band, Olivier Babaz, Rodrigo Simoes, Sonia Johnson and Guillaume Martineau.

Tickets for the in-person concert include access to the livestream which may be re-watched any time after the original airdate.


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