2024 Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival

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Fort Langley Conwest Main Stage, Fort Langley, BC

Chris Andrew - piano Kodi Hutchinson - bass Dave Laing - drums PJ Perry - saxophone Al Muirhead - trumpet Mallory Chipman - vocals

The Hutchinson Andrew Trio (HAT), is a unique voice on the Canadian jazz scene. Since 2003, this acoustic piano-based trio has brought their sound to the Canadian jazz landscape. The Trio is comprised of three-time Western Canadian Award-nominated bassist Kodi Hutchinson, CBC Galaxie Rising Star pianist Chris Andrew, and Downbeat award-winning drummer Karl Schwonik. They are the winners of the 2013 TD Grand Jazz Award from the Montréal International Jazz Festival.

The Hutchinson Andrew Trio will pay tribute to Tommy Banks, the jazz legend who was both a world-class musician and a champion of the performing arts in his community. The Trio released ‘The Senator’ in tribute to Canadian jazz artist, community builder and Canadian Senator, Tommy Banks. The music for this album features three generations of musicians including Canadian Jazz saxophone master PJ Perry and vocalist Mallory Chipman (Tommy’s granddaughter and youngest-ever faculty member at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton). The music is straight ahead joyful music that Tommy Banks played throughout his illustrious career arranged by his protégé Chris Andrew.

The Honourable Tommy Banks was known as a pianist, conductor, arranger, composer, TV personality, actor, producer and politician (1936-2018). Tommy had an unparalleled, multi-faceted career spanning more than 60 years in virtually every aspect of the entertainment industry in Canada. A professional jazz pianist at age 14, he went on to lead his bands, conduct symphony orchestras around the world, direct musical ceremonies at international events, host his long-running television show, and act in film and television. He also served nearly 12 years in the Canadian Senate.