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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Array Space

Audiopollination: VOICES! - 8 pm

155 Walnut Avenue
Toronto Ontario M6J 3W3
Can
Price: $10 or PWYC

 Somewhere There Presents:
Audiopollination 18.2 Focus on Voice



Tuesday May 13th 8pm at Array Space

1. Diane Roblin (piano) and Cory Sobol (voice)
2. Tena Palmer (voice) and Paul Newman (sax)
3. John Creson and Adam Rosen (voices)

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Sunday, May 11th, 2014

CineCycle's Sounds & Silents presents a screening of "L’Âge d’Or" aka "The Golden Age" (Luis Buñuel, 1930, France, 16mm, 63 minutes)

Surrealist Films with Improvised soundtrack by RED LANTERN - 8 pm

CineCycle, behind 129 Spadina Ave.
Toronto ON M5V 3A8
can 416-971-4273
Price: $10

"L’Âge d’Or" aka "The Golden Age"
(Luis Buñuel, 1930, France, 16mm, 63 minutes)

with a live soundtrack by
RED LANTERN:
Arthur Bull (guitar)
David Lee (bass)
Tena Palmer (voice)
Bob Vespaziani (percussion)

plus related short films, all on 16mm!

Sunday, May 11, 2014, 8pm, $10
CineCycle, behind 129 Spadina Ave., Toronto
http://www.super8porter.ca/CineCycle.htm

CineCycle is pleased to present the latest in our Sounds & Silents series of classic film screenings with live soundtracks performed by a rotating roster of amazing musicians.

THE FILM:

"L’Âge d’Or" aka "The Golden Age"(1930) is a French surrealist comedy directed by Luis Buñuel about the insanities of modern life, the hypocrisy of the sexual mores of bourgeois society and the value system of the Roman Catholic Church. "L’Âge d’Or" began as the second artistic collaboration between Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, who had fallen out by the time of the film’s production.

A contemporary right-wing Spanish newspaper published a condemnation of the film and of Buñuel and Dalí, which described the content of the film as “...the most repulsive corruption of our age.” In response, the film was withdrawn from commercial distribution and public exhibition for more than forty years

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L'Age_d'Or

THE MUSICIANS:
Arthur Bull (guitar) has been active sporadically on the Canadian free improvisation scene. In Toronto in the '70s and '80s, he played with the CCMC, Michael Snow, the Bill Smith Ensemble, the Paul Cram Ensemble, David Prentice, John Oswald, and Paul Dutton. He occasionally accompanied the spoken word/sound poetry quartet the Four Horsemen (Dutton, Rafael Barreto-Rivera, Steve McCaffery, and BP Nichol) and shared the stage with such luminaries as Derek Bailey and Roscoe Mitchell. In 1990 he moved to Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia and focused on his writing, publishing "Hawthorn" and "Key to the Highway." He has been playing with guitarist Daniel Heïkalo regularly since 1996. The release of the duo's CD Dérapages à Cordes on the label Ambiances Magnétiques in 2000 marked Bull's "comeback" to public music, with a solo disc, Guitar Solo, following in 2001. In May of that year, the group appeared at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville and In 2002 they performed at the Guelph Jazz Festival and Guitarévolution (Montréal). http://www.allmusic.com/artist/arthur-bull-mn0001915427

David Lee (bass) has performed, toured and recorded as a double bassist and cellist, worked for the jazz magazine Coda, and run the small press Nightwood Editions. A long collaboration with pianist Paul Bley resulted in the book Stopping Time: Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz (Véhicule Press 1999), and after David completed an MA in Music Criticism at McMaster University, The Mercury Press published a revised version of his thesis, The Battle of the Five Spot: Ornette Coleman and the New York Jazz Field (soon to be issued in a revised new edition by Wolsak & Wynn). David's time on the west coast is reflected in his latest book, the novel Commander Zero (Tightrope Books 2012) and his award-winning Chainsaws: a History (Harbour Publishing 2006). Currently pursuing a PhD in English & Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, David will base his dissertation on his own first-hand knowledge of improvised music in Toronto in the 1970s and 1980s.

Tena Palmer (voice) established herself at the forefront of jazz vocal improvisation in North America during the 5 years she fronted the Celtic/free bop 4-tet, Chelsea Bridge. After living in Europe from ’96 – ’03 (Iceland: 6+ yrs., Holland, Prague) the award-winning singer and composer now resides in Toronto. Her voice and writing are featured on more than nine critically acclaimed CDs. Called "the most creative vocalist in Canadian free improvisation" by Stuart Broomer in Toronto Life Magazine, Tena tours and records in many styles: experimental, Brazilian, jazz, roots, minimalist electronica, Celtic, spoken word and musique concrète. Her compositions have been commissioned for European and N. American theatre, film, TV and live performance ensembles ranging from 3 to 19 players. Aside from creative work with diverse artists the world over Palmer is a frequent collaborator with leading Toronto musicians, such as double bassist Rob Clutton, and pianist Marilyn Lerner. “Palmer soars where angels fear to sing". – Mark Miller - The Toronto Globe and Mail. http://www.tenapalmer.net/

Bob Vespaziani (percussion) is a freelance drummer/percussionist and is very active in both the blues and improvisational music scenes in Canada. He was a Maple Blues Nominee in the "Best Drums" category in 2002 and 2007. He has performed with Rusty, CCMC, Snooky Pryor, Little Mack Simmons, Zora Young, Phil Guy, A.C. Reed, Mel Brown, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Harmonica Shaw, and Curley Bridges, His latest projects include Snake Oil Johnson (a deltadelic blues/roots band) and Toki Oto (a "tribal/worldbeat" duo with didgeridoo player Satoshi Ridd Saito). Other projects include an improvisational guitar and percussion duo with Arthur Bull, and a blues duo with Juno Award winner Julian Fauth. Bob also improvises with the electroacoustic collective Build To Suit. 2011 saw the release of Bob's first solo CD "The Concussionist" on his own SMS (Stage Mom's Suck!!!) label. http://www.reverbnation.com/bobvespaziani

CineCycle, in the old coach house down the lane behind 129 Spadina Ave.,
on the east side between Richmond St. W. and Adelaide St. W., Toronto. Map
416-971-4273 Mail: Box 45, 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8


Saturday, May 18th, 2013

29e Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville

Upstream Orchestra plays F.I.M.A.V. - 8PM

82, rue Notre-Dame Est
Victoriaville Québec G6P 6T3
Can 1-819-752-7912
Price: 20 ?? ( t.b.a.)

Delighted to join the wonderful 20 piece Upstream Orchestra as featured vocalist on a 10 day tour with dates in Nova Scotia and Québec's prestigious Victoriavile Festival! We shall perform new Canadian works as well as UK double bassist/composer, Barry Guy's opus: Witch Gong Game.


Thursday, May 16th, 2013

CP Allen High School

Upstream Orchestra plays CP Allen - 11 AM

670 Rocky Lake Drive
Bedford Nova Scotia Can
Price: free

warm-up concert before Upstream Orchestra departs for 

29e Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville


Monday, March 11th, 2013

Bus Stop Theartre

SIREN SONG suddenlyListen's season finale concert:Tena Palmer with Zokugaku - 8PM

2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Halifax NS Can 1-888-639-1169
Price: Price: $20/$10

Siren Song

Tena Palmer – voice
Zokugaku – Tim Crofts – keyboard/processing
Geordie Haley – guitar/processing
Doug Cameron – drums

this note from suddenlyListen's Artistic Director

“I will be away on an extended trip to Europe in the winter of 2013, so I have enlisted suddenlyLISTEN Associate Artist, and workshop leader, Tim Crofts to curate the season’s final concert. I was overjoyed when Tim proposed his electro band Zokugaku with guest vocalist Tena Palmer. I’m a big fan of Zokugaku’s aggressive, improv (almost) rock sound. It’s loud, but not always; grooving, but still unpredictable. It’s solid music from Halifax’s most versatile and exciting musicians. Tena has one of the most malleable and expressive voices I have ever heard, and her ability to easily pass from melody to noise and back, make her a perfect match to Zokugaku’s 180 degree wide dynamic range!” - Norman Adams


Thank you, to all the wonderful folks who came out to Bus Stop Theatre, on Sun night! Claire, of Bus Stop was so helpful with the venue and serving our wonderful audience bevvies in the interval.

Rod Sneddon did a superlative job setting up the sound for stage, house and if all goes as expected, for the recording of this fantastic concert. Keep you posted on its development and release info.

Friends and relatives from as far as Antigonish, the Annapolis Valley and other NS points, made the much-appreciated journey to enjoy an evening of improvised music. The concert provided a welcome ( for some ) respite from the hustle and noise/joys of ECMW - With the immediacy of improvised melodies , rhythms and collaboration.

Big thanks to Norm, and sListen! Darcy Spidel for the tremendous press amongst the pop-flurry of ECMW, Geordie, Tim and Doug for the gift of another fun collaboration! Susan Hunter and John Siemens, for their generous hospitality and kind friendship.

Can't wait to hear the rec. of the show!

Keep you posted  -

peace

T.

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Musideum

Tena Palmer and Tania Gill - voice, piano, great songs - 8PM

401 Richmond Street West Main Floor
Toronto ON M5V 3A8
Can 416-599-7323
Price: $20

tena and tania are lovers of folk, improvisation, great songs with great lyrics in many styles...SOCAN - award winning composer, Palmer's originals will comprise the bulk of the  evening's repertoire - along with several choice gems from around the stylistic globe.

this is a rare outing for palmer in a piano duo and the exquisite sound, atmosphere and intimate ambience, along with a fantastic 9 ft. grand piano, tania's accordion and the natural communication between these kindred performers makes this a night to be savoured.


Friday, October 19th, 2012

Somewhere There

Allison Cameron electronics - tena palmer voice, pennywhiltle - 7:00 PM

227 Sterling Ave, unit 112. This address is somewhat misleading however. In reality, the space can be found at the corner of Ruttan Street and Merchant Lane
Toronto ON CA
Price: $10/ or pwyc

 Highly esteemed electronic musician and composer, Allison Cameron has asked me to sing with her in the Left Over Daylight Series at Somewhere There! She also asked me to bring my tin whistle.... which makes me very happy. I am honoured to collaborate with this wonderful musician!

Allison is in an electronic music trio with, the wonderful John Adams, engineer of my newest cd: holy heart of me. I love these sweet connections.

Can't Wait.


Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The Flying Beaver Pubaret

Tena Palmer : Chamber Country - 7:30

488 Parliament Street
Toronto ON M4X 1P2
Can (647) 347-6567
Price: $10 in advance /$15 @ the door

rare Toronto appearance by singer/songwriter Tena Palmer!

Pedal steel maestro Burke Carroll and critically acclaimed pianist, Tania Gill join award-winning composer/vocalist, Tena Palmer in an intimate evening of original songs, in a uniquely delicious instrumental setting.

Country, folk, and bluegrass songs as chamber music. This show will also give a sneak peek at songs from Palmer's upcoming CD, "holy heart of me", recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland with band T.I.N.T. ( including Hilmar Jensson - guitar) Along with these new songs, will be served a tasty garnish of country standards by Loretta Lynn, Merle Travis, George Jones amongst others.

TENA PALMER: CHAMBER COUNTRY
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th
7:30pm

Tix: $10.00 adv/$15.00 door
Available at The Pubaret or online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/275583

Dinner available, before, during, and after the show.
Dinner patrons get priority seating
647.347.6567

http://www.pubaret.com/

about the musicians:

Tena Palmer - voice & compositions
" Palmer soars where angels fear to sing" - Mark Miller - The Toronto Globe and Mail

SOCAN award-winning composer, Winner of : Grand Prix de Jazz - Fest. Int.'l de Jazz de Montreal, Best Jazz Vocal Group - National Jazz Awards.

Burke Carroll - pedal steel guitar
"pedal steel wiz Burke Carroll "a venerable touchstone for Canada's roots music scene" (Nathan, Justin Rutledge, George Fox ....)

TANIA GILL Acclaimed composer and pianist Tania Gill is a key figure in the Toronto scenes of jazz and creative music. She’s performed and recorded with many diverse world-class artists, including Deep Dark United, Charles Spearin’s The Happiness Project, Andrew Downing, The Flying Bulgars, Mary Margaret O’Hara and Anthony Braxton. Her long-awaited 2010 debut recording, Bolger Station (Barnyard Records) was ‘disc of the week’ and short-listed for ‘disc of the year’ by The Globe and Mail, and was nominated for ‘debut album of the year’ in The Village Voice jazz critics’ poll. Her Quartet includes top-flight collaborators, Jean Martin (drums), Clinton Ryder (bass) and Lina Allemano (trumpet). The music features free-spirited improvisation and compositions that are by turns playful, fiery and serene. The Tania Gill Quartet is a consummate contemporary jazz group that plays with intelligence, passion and grace.

"Pianist/composer Tania Gill understands the understated power of lyricism... There's evidence of Gill having drunk deeply at the double well of the Bleys (composer Carla and pianist Paul): in motifs, harmonic concepts, pianism and pauses...." Exclaim Magazine “If you met Tania Gill's Bolger Station at a party, you'd quickly decide to hang out with it for the rest of the evening. It's different, after all. A little eccentric, unpredictable. In the best way.” CKUA “Gill's spiky, sparse piano was most successful in channelling the eccentric spirit of the masterful Monk” Toronto
&
Tena Palmer - voice & compositions
" Palmer soars where angels fear to sing" - Mark Miller - The Toronto Globe and Mail

Nova Scotia native, Tena Palmer won the Prix SOCAN, (Best Jazz Composition), for The Hills of Loch Katrine. With the Celtic/Jazz band, Chelsea Bridge, she made several national and international tours, performing at the Molde Jazz festival, Norway, New York’s famed Blue Note Club, the Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C. amongst many other prestigious venues, TV and Radio broadcasts. Chelsea Bridge won the Grand Prix du Jazz at the Montreal Jazz Festival. The group was named Best Vocal Group by Jazz Report Magazine. An article on Tena appears in Downbeat Magazine critic, Scott Yanow’s book, The Jazz Singers, (Backbeat Press, 2008).



Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Stayner's Wharf

Tena Palmer: Original Songs from the Next CD - 9 PM

1781 Upper Water St.
Halifax NS B3J 3R6
CA 902 492 1800
Price: $10

Joining Tena for an exciting CD preview & interpretation of new songs by this SOCAN award winning composer:

Geordie Haley - guitar, electronics
Tom Easley -double bass
Doug Cameron - drums
Special guest soloist !!!
Tena Palmer - voice

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

1313 Hollis Street

Threnodies Band and Zokugaku featuring Tena Palmer - 8PM

1313 Hollis Street
Halifax NS B3J 1T8
Can 902-492-2225
Price: $10

The masterful band which produced the famously successful modern dance performance Threnodies along with Zokugaku, one of my fave electronic melodic ensembles has invited me to join in what's cooking up to be a fantastic night of music! Can't wait!

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Salle Perrette Gaudreault Festival des Musiques de Creations

Aperture Trio Eastern Canada Tour - 20h30

4160, rue du Vieux-Pont
Jonquière, Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, Québec G8A 2G9
Can (418) 547-2904
Price: 25 $

Aperture Trio's Eastern Canada tour; improvising trio Oh sweet calamity!
APERTURE TRIO
Né en août 2010 sur la côte est du pays, Aperture Trio suggère une musique complètement improvisée aux fréquences d’une proximité déconcertante. La voix, la guitare et le saxophone
fusionnent et défusionnent au bon gré de ces artistes improvisateurs animés par un besoin
commun de jouer. Si on se permet de comparer la formation musicale à un couple d’amoureux, disons que les membres d’Aperture Trio ont été victimes d’un coup de foudre dès leur premier échange…

Arthur Bull : guitare, harmonica chromatique
Paul Cram : saxophone ténor, clarinette, duck call
Tena Palmer : voix

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Coopérative Paradis

Aperture Trio and Bob Vespaziani in Rimouski! - 8PM

274, rue Michaud
Rimouski QC G5L 6A2
Can 418-725-1750
Price: a bargain!

Arthur Bull - guitar and chromatic harmonica
Bob Vespaziani - wave drum / percussion
Paul Cram - tenor sax and clarinet
Tena Palmer - voice

Arthur Bull-Bob Vespaziani Canadian Tour & Aperture Trio's Eastern Canada tour; improvising duo and trio in blissful collision!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Connexion Showroom

Arthur Bull-Bob Vespaziani Canadian Tour with Aperture Trio and special guests - 8PM

440 York Street — Chestnut Complex
Fredericton NB Can (506) 454-1433
Price: a bargain!

Arthur Bull - guitar and chromatic harmonica
Bob Vespaziani - wave drum / percussion
Paul Cram - tenor sax and clarinet
Tena Palmer - voice

Plus! extra special guests:
Joel LeBlanc - guitar
Evan Shaw - alto sax
++ ??

Arthur Bull-Bob Vespaziani Canadian Tour meets Aperture Trio! on their Eastern Canada tour; improvising duo and trio collide with Fred-town's finest. ......Listening?

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Patent

Aperture Trio eastern can tour + toronto's Bob Vespaziani on wave drum! *One Night Only - 8PM

Moncton
Moncton NB Can
Price: a bargain!

Arthur Bull - guitar and chromatic harmonica
Bob Vespaziani - wave drum / percussion
Paul Cram - tenor sax and clarinet
Tena Palmer - voice

Arthur Bull-Bob Vespaziani Canadian Tour /
Aperture Trio's Eastern Canada tour; improvising duo and trio collide!
Can't wait to see my dear friends in Mo'town... haven't played there since ... oh my!
Don't miss it - It's a rare one!

Monday, May 14th, 2012

the Frigate ( beneath the Pógue Fadó )

Arthur Bull-Bob Vespaziani Canadian Tour with special guests Aperture Trio! - 9 PM

1581 Barrington Street
Halifax NS B3J 1Z7
Can 902-429-6222
Price: a bargain!

Aperture Trio:
Tena Palmer - voice
Paul Cram - tenor sax and clarinet
Arthur Bull - guitar and chromatic harmonica
+ Bob Vespaziani - wave drum / percussion

Aperture Trio's first leg of its eastern canada tour join the masterful improvising duo, Arthur Bull-Bob Vespaziani in the midst of their cross-country tour....
this concert will include such fantastic Halifax artists as...
Well, you just may want to come & see & hear for yourself.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Somewhere There

Rob Clutton, Tena Palmer and Bob Vespaziani Duo and Trio Improvisations - 8 - 10 PM

227 Sterling Ave, unit 112. This address is somewhat misleading however. In reality, the space can be found at the corner of Ruttan Street and Merchant Lane
Toronto ON CA
Price: $10/ or pwyc

First time in this configuration:

Rob Clutton - double bass
Bob Vespaziani - wave drum / percussion
Tena Palmer - voice

Duo and Trio Improvisations by frequent collaborators ( RC & TP / TP & BV )
and an exciting first meeting ( RC & BV )

the beginning of a beautiful......

Friday, March 16th, 2012

SOMEWHERE THERE

Leftover Daylight Series - 9 PM

Sterling Ave
Toronto ON CA
Price: $8

I am pleased to be singing mprovised music with the wonderful artists: Colin Fisher - guitar, Germaine Liu- percussion, & Heather Segger - trombone.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax, NS

OPEN WATERS FESTIVAL of new and improvised music - When Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8:00pm until Saturday, Ja

6101 University Avenue,
Halifax NS Can
Price: Concert Tickets: $20/$15 at the

Open Waters Festival 2012

NORTH ATLANTIC SHOWCASE of new and improvised music
All concerts at Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Thursday, January 12th, 8 pm - ALTERNATING CURRENTS
suddenlyLISTEN - Janice Jackson - subText : subSet
Starry Nights Multi-band

Friday, January 13th, 8 pm - CROSSOVER CURRENTS
Andrew Miller (NB) - Sanctuary - Spanner w/pianist Bill Brennan (NL)
Paul Cram Trio - Aperture Trio feat. Tena Palmer - Zokugaku

Saturday, January 14th, noon
Atlantic Canada ArtMusic Network (ATCAM) Meeting - noon to 4 pm MacAloney Room 406 - Dalhouise Arts Centre

Saturday, January 14th, 8 pm - ORCHESTRAL CURRENTS
Upstream/Dalhousie Desert Island Orchestra - LeBlanc, Bull, Rampersaud & Shaw
Barry Guy's WItch Gong Game w/Upstream Orchestra & guests conducted by Jeff Reilly

Concert Tickets: $20/$15 at the door or purchase here with Paypal. 3 day Pass: $45/30 - More Information call: (902)461-1232. Scroll down to access Paypal.

"The music has been made possible through the cooperation of the Atlantic Federation of Musicians, Local 571."

Such a wonderful weekend of music in Halifax, at the Open Waters Festival.

Last night's was a delight. The Dalhousie students' new music ensemble Desert Island Orchestra opened Sat. evening's finale concert and the music was fresh, beautifully explored and presented pieces. Thanks to Jerome Blais, Dal. professor of composition for hosting my composition workshop Fri. noon and to the attendees who shared their questions and ideas.
LeBlanc, Evans, Rampersaud, and Bull followed with a seamless, powerful set.

Thanks to Paul Cram for inviting the orchestra members and enlisting Jeff Reilly to conduct Barry Guy's Witch Gong Game; featured in the second set. Such a delight to sit in the company of so many beloved and wickedly talented musicians and go for it!
More later.... time to pack for the flight back to Toronto.

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

the Magic Oven

Eastern Passage - 2 PM - 5 PM

798 DANFORTH AVE ( east of Pape)
Toronto ON Can (416) 462-0333
Price: free

A Sunday Afternoon of Improvised Music, Dance, and Language

poet / guitarist, Arthur Bull, counter tenor, Hank Bull, percussionists/electronica, Germaine Liu & Bob Vespaziani, poet/ novelist, Martha Baille, Bev Daurio, dancer, Yvonne Ng, poets, Soraya Peerbaye, Nick Power, Guy Ewing, vocalist,Tena Palmer....and more... what a crew!

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Starry Nights Navigates Halifax - 7 and 9 PM

1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax Nova Scotia B3J 1S3
Can 902-424-7490
Price: $10

Starry Nights Navigates Halifax

featuring a stellar line-up:
Shauntay Grant, Tena Palmer - voices, Tim Crofts - keyboards, Arthur Bull, Geordie Haley/guitars, Danny Parker - bass, Doug Cameron Drums, Paul Cram -tenor sax/clarinet, Dawn Hatfield - baritone sax, flute and Lukas Pearse - video deployments, and dancer Susanne Chui


Starry Nights Navigates Halifax
featuring a stellar line-up:
Shauntay Grant, Tena Palmer - voices, Tim Crofts - keyboards, Arthur Bull, Geordie Haley/guitars, Danny Parker - bass, Doug Cameron Drums, Paul Cram -tenor sax/clarinet, Dawn Hatfield - baritone sax, flute and Lukas Pearse - video deployments, and dancer Susanne Chui

Starry Nights Navigates Halifax musically blends elements of local geography, celestial navigation and music composition/spoken word with improvised music/dance and video processing for an existential thrill ride that will scare, make you cry, contemplate, giggle and provoke hilarity. We have chosen the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic’s Small Craft Gallery as the ideal setting for the realization of the piece we will create. The Gallery looks out on the night sky to give us a back-drop of the harbor at night: If we are lucky we will see stars while projecting images on screens and the sails of the boats in the Gallery .

“Navigating Halifax” will follow a suggested road map score that will consist of several locations on the way. Band members will be asked to contribute compositional fragments that animate a story or time that bumps up with the geography or culture of Halifax. We could maybe run out of gas in the Armdale Rotary and get towed out. We will eat out at a “Bb Restaurant”. Tena Palmer may compose and sing an ode to Halifax. We could attend a spoken word concert by Shauntay Grant, We might cross over the MacDonald Bridge or get lost going to Halifax over the Mackay Bridge by going to Bedford instead of going up Windsor St. We will get hopelessly lost in Dartmouth and look to the stars to guide us.

To build the composition we will call upon band members to find sounds on their instruments and vamps drawn from their experiences in metro. They will also be called upon to compose song fragments that explore the locations they like in Halifax or animate their favorite constellations. All of the elements together make up the “Bible” of the piece and can be used at random or on cue in different tempos according to the flow of the piece.

In this way we have enough raw material for a non-linear piece that explores positive and negative polarities, builds tension and creates a “rush hour” scenario that could lead to new ways of looking at the big picture of Halifax Regional Municipality. From here we can “will” forms to happen in the moment through displacement, superimposition, re-articulation, layering and conduction. The piece aims to achieve mythic proportions as the tonal attributes of travel in metro and the constellations are realized and juxtaposed in words or new melodies, before taking on a new life as HRM anthems that lead us to a denouement where the elements go home to Dartmouth/Sackville/Halifax or Bedford. Ultimately the show works its way through the current idiosyncrasies of present day Halifax while revealing in eureka moments glimpses of a “beyond peninsular” concept of a super city.

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

SOMEWHERE THERE

Grand Special Event Festival of Autumnal Happiness Exceptional Meeting - 8 PM

Sterling Ave
Toronto ON CA
Price: $ 8

presenting duo and trio improvisations featuring

Robin Buckley - Drums
Rob Clutton - Bass
Eve Egoyan - Piano
Tena Palmer - Voice
Nicole Rampersaud - Trumpet
Jeremy Strachan - Winds

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Onyx Fine Dining

Tena Palmer vocals Geordie Haley guitar + bass - 7:30 - 10:30

5680 Spring Garden Road
Halifax NS Can
Price: free

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Economy Shoe Shop

Tena Palmer vocals Geordie Haley guitar, + bass & Damian Monihan drums - 8 PM

1663 Argyle Street
Halifax NS B3J 2B5
CA 1-902-423-7463
Price: free

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Upstream Music presents Paul Cram Trio meets APT Trio

APT Trio performs as guests of the Upstream Guerrilla Orchestra - 8 PM

1313 Hollis St.
Halifax NS Can
Price: $ 10

APT improvisations 

Arthur Bull - guitar and harmonicas

Paul Cram - sax and clarinet

Tena Palmer - voice

Upstream Music presents Paul Cram Trio meets APT Trio - Live @ 1313 Hollis St

PCT = Paul Cram/tenor sax/clarinet, Danny Parker/contrabass & Doug Cameron/drums

APT Trio = Arthur Bull/guitar. Paul Cram &  Tena Palmer/vocals

PCT + APT = the infinite 


Monday, September 20th, 2010

Economy Shoe Shop

Tena Palmer vocals Geordie Haley guitar, + bass & Damian Monihan drums - 8 PM

1663 Argyle Street
Halifax NS B3J 2B5
CA 1-902-423-7463
Price: free

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Stayner's Wharf

Tena Palmer guests with the Jeff Goodspeed Group - 5 - 9

1781 Upper Water St.
Halifax NS B3J 3R6
CA 902 492 1800
Price: free

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Tena - Geordie - Jamie @ Onyx Fine Dining

Tena Palmer vocals Geordie Haley guitar Jamie Gatti bass - 7:30 - 10:30

5680 Spring Garden Road
Halifax NS Can
Price: free

Tena Palmer vocals
Geordie Haley guitar
Jamie Gatti double bass

Perform jazz, original songs and selected favourites in one of Halifax's finest bistros. 


Monday, April 5th, 2010

SOMEWHERE THERE

Palmer/Schoorl/Willes and Hay/Lee/Tielli - 8 PM

340 Dufferin Street, One block south of Queen, (enter from Melbourne Ave)
Toronto ON CA
Price: 8$ (pwyc)

8pm

Palmer/Schoorl/Willes

Tina Palmer- Voice
Holger Schoorl - Guitar
Chris Willes- Woodwinds

9pm

Hay/Lee/Tielli

Hayoun Lee - Piano
Jay Hay- Woodwinds
Doug Tielli - Trombone

Free Improvisations


Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

gallerie Lausberg

Minimalist Art Opening II ( by invitation ) - 7-10 PM

West Queen West
Toronto ON Can
Price: n/a

Bossa samba duet with the lovely and talented guitarist, Kevin Barrett.

Friday, March 19th, 2010

SOMEWHERE THERE

Leftover Daylight Series - 8 -{I'm on at 10}

340 Dufferin Street, One block south of Queen, (enter from Melbourne Ave)
Toronto ON CA
Price: $8 ish

improvised music with great musicians!
We ( t.b.a.) are on 3rd set at 10 pm
come & hang in a comfy chair & have a bevvy....the music is always a treat and a surprise.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

The Rex Hotel

TENA, TANIA, TURK, NICK & VIC - 9:45

194 Queen St West
Toronto ON Canada
CA (416) 598-2475
Price: $10

Tena Palmer- voice
Kevin Turcotte - trumpet
Tania Gill - Piano
Victor Bateman - double bass
Nick Fraser - drums

Tena Palmer takes this group of extraordinary improvisors on a musical tour from Tin Pan Alley to the Hills of Loch Katrine, to Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore, Texas, Georgia, Iceland and back to Canada.
Always exquisite repertoire assures listeners of a pleasant and exciting journey with soft ballads to rest upon between musical excursions into the far and away.
In various ensembles, this group of musicians have collaborated for decades and graced stages across the country. Come for a ride!

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

ALBA @ the Celtic Cross

Celtic Session re-unites N. Atlantic's Finest - 20h

Hverfisgata & Klapparstigur
Reykjavik 101
Ice
Price: free

Tena Palmer - voice, tin whistles
Wilma Young - fiddle,voice
Dan Cassidy - fiddle, guitar,voice
Eggert Palsson- Bouzouki, mandola, Irish flute, bagpipes,voice
Mathias Selannen- button accordeon, whistles, voice
ALBA and Matti play their favourite jigs, reels, strathspeys, polkas and ballads.....
Guiness optional.

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

National Arts Centre 4th Stage

National Arts Centre 4th Stage - 8 PM

Elgin St.
Ottawa ON CA
Price: t.b.a.

New Years Gala Concert songs and stories with: actor/singer/guitarist, Paul Rainville
singer/story-teller Tena Palmer
pianist- Mark Ferguson
double bassist, John Geggie
drummer- Charles Gay

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

1313 hollis st

Tena: trio Time - 8 PM

1313 Hollis St.
Halifax NS
Price: $10 - $5 for students & unwaged

short improvised sets. trios led by tena who will mix and matchgeordie haley, paul cram, norm adams, doug cameron, tim crofts, lukas pierce, anne davison, james hill ,holly arsenault, tom easley and gerry granelli ?

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

SOMEWHERE THERE

Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto's interface with Gino Robair, percussionist from S.F. bay area. - 8 PM

340 Dufferin Street, One block south of Queen, (enter from Melbourne Ave)
Toronto ON CA
Price: $10

gino and 20-odd ( pardon the potential pun) Toronto improvisors will be performing his opera "I, Norton"

http://www.myspace.com/ginorobair
http://www.myspace.com/inorton.

http://www.aimtoronto.org

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Statler's on Church presents: Jazz Singer, Tena Palmer and guitarist, Kevin Barrett.

Singer Tena Palmer and guitarist, Kevin Barrett mix it up - 19:00

487 Church Street, a half block south of Wellesley on the east side. We're a short walk from the Wellesley subway station, and parking is available either on Church (metered) or in the handy-dandy parking garage across the street.
Toronto ON CA 416-962-1209
Price: free

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Statler's on Church presents: Jazz Singer, Tena Palmer and guitarist, Kevin Barrett.

singer Tena Palmer and guitarist Kevin Barrett mix it up - 19:00

487 Church Street, a half block south of Wellesley on the east side. We're a short walk from the Wellesley subway station, and parking is available either on Church (metered) or in the handy-dandy parking garage across the street.
Toronto ON CA 416-962-1209
Price: free

Tena's diverse and tasty repertoire.... with kindred accompaniment - - eases listeners....

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Bitchin' at the Art Bar

Bitchin' @ the Art Bar - 9 PM

Gladstone Hotel - West Queen West & Gladstone
Toronto ON M6J 1J6
CA (416) 531-4635
Price: pwyc

experimental music wirh Jim Bailey,
Tim Cuff
& others t.b.a.
.... electronica / found sounds / voice & other acoustica....

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Tequila Bookworm

Michael Keith-Chris Cawthray with guest vocalist, Tena Palmer - 9 PM

512 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M5V 2B3
CA (416) 504-7335
Price: pwyc

I have been wanting for quite some time, to play with guitarist extraordinaire, Michael Keith! I always have a fun and fulfilling musical time with drummer, Chris Cawthray. We're gonna improvise at the Bookworkm... DO drop in... it'll be so fun and we'd love to see you.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Sculptures in Sound: Geordie Haley's cd Release concert

SCULPTURES CD RELEASE - 8 PM

340 Dufferin (enter on Melbourne
Toronto ON Canada
Price: $ 7

set 1
Geordie Haley guitar
Evan Shaw sax
Nicole Rampersaud trumpet

set 2
Geordie Haley guitar
Brandon Valdivia drums
Tena Palmer voice

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Statler's on Church

7 - 10

487 Church Street, a half block south of Wellesley on the east s
Toronto ON Canada 416-962-1209
Price: free

jazz duet with Kevin Barrett

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

private funciton

4 PM

Ottawa

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Reykjavik International Jazz Festival

20 hr

reykjavik Iceland
Price: 1500 ISK

Tena Palmer plays brand new compositions with guitarist / electronic musician Hilmar Jensson and Matthias M.D.Hemstock on drums & electronica...
In a program with Kristjana Stefansdottir and former student, Ragnheidur Grondal, winner of several Icelandic music awards..... best female vocalist, cd..best new artist? ( a bunch like dat ;-)
Chick singers of the world, unite!

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Ott Jzzz Fsssst

ROOTS jAZZ WORKSHOP CONCERT - daytime?

Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Ottawa ON K1N 5T2
Canada 1-888-226-4495
Price: ??

I will be co-hosting a roots workshop performance with Vince Halfhide....and others .
Yee, haw!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Ottawa International Jazz Festival Composer's Collective

sEVEN sTRANDS OF sOUND - June 29- July 3

Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Ottawa ON K1N 5T2
Canada 1-888-226-4495
Price: t.b.a. (listeners/students welco

SEVEN STRANDS OF SOUND
Thursday, July 2, 2009


National Arts Centre Fourth Stage

Improv Invitational

9:00pm









FEATURING:


Petr Cancura – saxophone, clarinet, flute, mandolin / Project Director

petrcancura.com



Tena Palmer – voice

tenapalmer.net



Michael Occhipinti – guitar

michaelocchipinti.com



Pierre-Yves Martel – viola di gamba





Andy Milne – piano

andymilne.com



Isaiah Ceccarelli – drums, percussion

isaiahceccarelli.com


Benoît Delbecq – keyboards, electronics

delbecq.net





Michael Occhipinti

Petr Cancura



Pierre-Yves Martel






Andy Milne



BIOGRAPHY



Vocalist Tena Palmer leaps genres with the greatest of ease, but she’s never more uninhibited and expressive than when she sets off on a free, improvised solo. Squeaks, animal noises and mouth percussion are just part of her unique brand of vocalese.



Petr Cancura is equally adept at coaxing a new language out of his saxophone, so it’s not surprising that he has shared the stage with innovators like Joe Maneri and Cecil McBee.



Guitarist Michael Occhipinti is an innovative composer, the winner of the 2002 National Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year and seven-time JUNO Award nominee.



Pierre-Yves Martel’s combination of early music, re-imaginings of non-jazz composers such as Prokofiev, and improvisation on viola di gamba endow his work with a truly unique sound.



As the leader of Dapp Theory, Andy Milne specializes in fusing jazz with hip-hop.



Isaiah Ceccarelli has established himself as an important percussionist in Montreal, and his compositions reflect his Spanish heritage and love of chamber music.



Benoît Delbecq is an experimental pianist who will not settle for the traditional vocabulary of the instrument. He’s not married to standard keyboards; he also plays the one on his laptop.



Put these seven musicians together to feed off of one-another’s ideas and get ready for a wild ride into uncharted territory. Originally commissioned for 10 minutes of new music, this group of composers arrives to merge their new work with that of their peers, producing a concert as diverse and resonant as the musicians themselves.







June 29- July 3
Composer's Residency with my buddies Andy Milne-NYC, Benoit Delbecq- of France, on pno & prepared piano....Pierre-Yves Martel on viola da gamba - aaaah!
Isaiah Ceccarelli on perc & drums, Michael Occhipinti - guitar, Petr Cancura, NYC - reeds, mando, vox.
A 10 min tune each, written for this group.

I relish the opportunity!
should be a couple of days of open rehearsals for the final concert.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Tena Palmer and Reg Schwager @ Lula Lounge

Tena Palmer and Reg Schwager: Cante Feliz - Brazilian Bossa Novas and Sambas em Portuguese - 7:30 - 9:00

1585 Dundas St. W., west of Dufferin
Toronto ON Canada 416 588 0307
Price: $5 reserve for early set only

Tena Palmer - vocals
Reg Schwager - violao / guitar
Perform Brazilian / jazz gems. A relaxed and sensuous warm-up to your Saturday night.

$5 mention when reserving, that you are on Tena & Reg's list.
$15 cover: entertainment for the whole night.
(There is also a $54 dinner package.)

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Tena Palmer & Bruce Cassidy: AIM Toronto presents the NOW Series

Tune the Living Room - 8 PM

340 Dufferin Street, one block south of Queen,
Toronto
Price: $8.00. 8 PM every second Sunday

On Sunday April 12, the NOW series features:
First set: 8 PM
Tena Palmer, voice
Bruce Cassidy, Electronic Valve Instrument.

Tena and Bruce became friends last year, over the course of a couple of very creatively fulfilling festival concerts with the EAR-CAM ensemble ; FIMA Victoriaville, and the 416 New Music Fest. Discovering a similarity of musical purpose, philosophy, a mutual admiration and delight in collaboration, both Bruce and Tena are excited to indulge in the space and freedom of a duet. Be there! You'll Feel Good!
The Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) is essentially a synthesizer for a trumpet player. I think that because of its breath control it is the most expressive electronic instrument produced to date. It responds to breath pressure, vibrato, portamento and pitch bend and has a playable range equal to that of the piano. It is capable of producing the sounds of many different instruments via an electronic protocol called MIDI and is also capable of playing complex new sounds even emulating the sound of a full orchestra.

Second set: 9 PM
The ever expanding and compelling sound world of Brilliant Jim Bailey's electronics.

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Statler's Cabaret Main Stage

A Foreign Affair: Tena Palmer and Mark Eisenman play music for lusty vagabonds - 8 PM {doors open at 7}

487 CHURCH STREET
Toronto ON M6J 1J5
Canada RESERVATION LINE: 416 962 1209
Price: $12

Tena and Mark; known each other for years, & this, their first show together!
An event not to be missed:
WARNING!
chances are.....
hips will swing, hearts open & lift, eyes may mist & throats get lumpy.
but don't worry it might just feel good!

CABARET at STATLERS

Doors Open at 7pm
Show Starts at 8pm
Featuring a New Dinner Menu
Door Cover $12 + $10 Food/Drink Minimum
First Come, First Served Seating
No Late Admittance.
To reserve a seat, email us at statlerscabaret@live.com

Please include:
1) Event Date
2) Artist Name
3) Your Full Name
4) Number of Guest
5) Telephone Number
Or by phone: 416-962-1209

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ON THE MAIN STAGE.

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

N.A.C. 4th Stage: the Music of Roddy Ellias

the Music of Roddy Ellias - 8 PM

53 Elgin St.,
Ottawa ON K1P 5W1
(613) 947-7000
Price: $20... ish

An evening of works by Shandos recording artist and Ottawa's musical master, Roddy Ellias.

WIth a hand picked group of international award -winning - musicians. Mr. Ellias is regularly commissioned by chamber orchestras, soloists and ensembles the world over, for works which speak to the heart, ear and mind.

This one-time concert of world class chamber music will be played and sung by jazz and classical musicians, as these are works that encompass both sensibilities. Improvisation is an aspect as is the more natural and emotionally intimate jazz vocal style.


With texts by Ottawa's excellent poet /novelist and gifted lyricist, Sandra Nicholls, a new 5- song cycle and several other songs...as well as instrumental music will be interpreted by:

Tena Palmer - voice
Petr Cancura - clarinet and saxophone
Mark Fergusen - trombone and piano
Andrew Mah - guitar
Roddy Ellias - guitar

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Somewhere There / LIVE CREATIVE MUSIC IN TORONTO

Palmer/Lerner/Clutton - 8 PM

340 Dufferin Street
Tronna ON
Price: $8 ( new 2009 price~! )

Trio music with
Tena Palmer, voice
Marilyn Lerner, piano
Rob Clutton, double bass
improv. tunes, imp-unes, tumprov......
don't miss it!

340 Dufferin is a massive building on the corner of Dufferin Street and Melbourne Avenue. To find Somewhere There, go to the building's sole door on Melbourne Avenue (look for the discreet signage).

You might get to Somewhere There by transit by taking...

... the Queen street car to Dufferin and walking south to Melbourne Avenue
... the King street car to Dufferin and walking north to Melbourne Avenue
... the Dufferin bus to Melbourne Avenue

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Somewhere There / LIVE CREATIVE MUSIC IN TORONTO

Bent Folk - 8 PM

340 Dufferin Street
Tronna ON
Price: $8 ( new 2009 price~! )

ODRADEK, with special guests: improvi-sing vocal manipulators, Tena Palmer and Christine Duncan
Odradek is Andy, Michelangelo Iaffaldano and Jim Bailey.
Andy plays small analogue synth, crackle-box, and other doo-dads; Michelangelo plays assorted home-made instruments, guitar, clarinet, and sometimes accordion; Jim plays many brilliant home-made, and found sound sources and electronics.

Also on the bill at 9 PM: Darbazi Georgian trio

340 Dufferin is a massive building on the corner of Dufferin Street and Melbourne Avenue. To find Somewhere There, go to the building's sole door on Melbourne Avenue (look for the discreet signage).

You might get to Somewhere There by transit by taking...

... the Queen street car to Dufferin and walking south to Melbourne Avenue
... the King street car to Dufferin and walking north to Melbourne Avenue
... the Dufferin bus to Melbourne Avenue

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

BEVY @ the REX

Tena Palmer & BEVY - 9:30

194 Queen Street West.
Tronna ON Canada (416) 598-2475
Price: the usual

Tena Palmer - voice
Mike Murley - saxophones
Reg Schwager - guitar
Jim Vivian - double bass
Ted Warren - drums
*****
Playing the Tena Palmer songbook... originals and co-writes with great composers from the world-over! Do drop in ....for the feeling......! ...mmmmmmmmmm

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Rob Frayne and Friends Celebrate Christmas ‘08

earthy/easy, Jazzy, Christmassy - 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00), reception to follow

30 Cleary Ave.
Ottawa ON K2A 4A1
613-725-1066
Price: tickets at door seniors, student

Saturday, Dec. 20, 7:30
First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Avenue
Info: 613 715-9648, frayne568@aol.com

After a four-year holiday from jazz gigs, local saxman and composer Rob Frayne has realized that music is fun. Bringing together some serious musical talent to play and sing, he has selected and written some jazz tunes. He has also taken the liberty to arrange a few Christmas songs.

On this gig, he is reuniting with Chelsea Bridge collaborator and singer Tena Palmer for what promises to be an interesting mix of old and new. New York City jazzmeisters Gordon Webster, on piano, and Petr Cancura, on tenor sax, will anchor the band, while local singer/songwriters Megan Jerome, Shannon Smith, Jeremy Sills as well as singer Martine Courage, along with some of their kids, will round out the band’s festive sounds.

Ho Ho Ho! Some carols will be sung.

Starring:
Gordon Webster (NYC) piano
Tena Palmer (TO) voice
Petr Cancura (NYC) tenor sax, clarinet, mandolin
Rob Frayne (Westboro) tenor sax, bass clarinet

Also featuring:
Martine Courage (the West) voice
Megan Jerome (Planet Coffee) voice, accordion
Shannon Smith (Weatherfield) voice

Introducing: Scott, Marielle and Abbey, voices
Special guest: Jeremy Sills, singing bowls

The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa is located on 30 Cleary Avenue in the West End of Ottawa about a kilometer east of the intersection of Woodroffe Ave. and Richmond Road (turn N. on cleary off Richmond). The tall spire is visible from Richmond Road and the Ottawa River Parkway.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Duet with classical guitarist, Roddy Ellias

Chamber Music on Cleary Avenue - 8- 10 PM

30 Cleary Avenue
Ottawa ON K2A 4A1
613-725-1066
Price: Tickets: $15 regular, $10 senior

By the Light of the Moon
Tena Palmer, jazz vocals
Roddy Ellias, jazz guitar

First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa
30 Cleary Avenue (off Richmond Road, one traffic light east of Woodroffe)
613.725.1066

Friday, November 7th, 2008

EAR-CAM @ the Tranzac

416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival - first set

292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto ON M5S 2M7
(416) 923-8137
Price: pwyc?

Glen Hall's EAR-CAM
creative music
Glen Hall -saxophones, flutes, percussion, lap-top & spoken word
Tena Palmer - voice, piccolo & spoken word
Bruce Cassidy - trumpet & ewi ( electronic wind Instrument)
Michael Hansen - electronics, turn-table + objects.
James Bailey - electronics, fretless guitar, + objects.
Rob Clutton - double bass
Chris Cawthray - drums & percussion

this band smoked its one hr set at FIMAVictoriaville
Don't miss a chance to enjoy the dramatic, textured sonnds & stories of this unique group!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

PERC* VOX * DUO @ the Tranzac

PERC* VOX * - improvisations and songs: 416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival - 10 PM

292 Brunswick Avenue
Tronna ON M5S 2M7
(416) 923-8137
Price: PWYC

Chris Cawthray - drums & percussion
Tena Palmer - voice

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Statler's Lounge

Jazz duet with guitarist, Kevin Barrett - 9 - 12

487 Church Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6
416) 925-0341
Price: free

Always a fun time with Kevin and the great folks; a listening crowd, at Statler's.
Tunes: a mix of choice standards, with juicy tidbits from the likes of Lyle Lovett, Paul Simon, Dave Frishberg, and yours truly, amongst others.
drop in for a cocktail or two...

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Aurora, ON

evening

Private function

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

the Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar

tena palmer bevy - 9:30

194 Queen Street West.
Toronto ON Canada (416) 598-2475
Price: $ t.b.a.

Make no assumptions as to musical style... due to the personnel... or the venue...
come and check out spontaneous interplay on originals in various styles and improvisations on a variiiiety of ssscchtuff!
Tena Palmer - voice
Reg Schwager - guitar
Jim Vivian - doublebass
Ted Warren - drums

What a hoot! Great crowd!
The most fun was the treat of playing with dear old buddies again!
They're all after me to do more of my originals... so we'll do more next time.
As for me, I was amazed once more at Murley's subtlety as an accompanist....adding tasteful adornment to a song while referring to the lyric. The sound of Ted Warren on the kit... caused several moments of deja vu...and it was such a gas to blow, "with that wind up my skirt" - (if you get my meaning!)
Reg.- never ceasing to surprize and impress, pulled-out a guitar sound from some blacksploitation film soundtrack for Guardian Angel - appropriately shredding the solo. Jim; head-up and on the spot - and such lyrical lines! What a happy bevy of larks!

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville

Victoriaville QC

guest vocalist with Glen Hall's EAR-CAM

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

the Cobourg

8 - 11 PM

Toronto ON

533 Parliament St.
with Reg Schwager- guitar
Jim Vivian - double bass


(N. of Carleton, E.side)
gorgeous, cozy, friendly, elegant...

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Nova Scotia Community College

2 - 4

Dartmouth NS

Creativity / improvisation workshop
- Tena Palmer

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

St. Mary's Basilica

7:30 PM

Spring Garden Road & Barrington St.
Halifax NS

guest vocalist with Sanctuary :
Peter Togni - pipe organ
Jeff Reilly - bass clarinet
Christoph Both - cello

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Nova Scotia Community College

2:30 - 4:30

Dartmouth NS

songwriting clinic

-Tena

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Nova Scotia Community College

1:00- 2:00

Dartmouth NS

College Concert with Tena Palmer & Holly Arsenault

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Gaukur Á Stöng

eXpOp~! experimental players blow - up pop tunes - midnight

Reykjavik 101
Iceland
Price: ??? ISK

eXpOp~!
Tena Palmer - voice
Hilmar Jensson - guitar /electronics
Johann `Asmundsson - el. bass
Matthias M D Hemstock - drums / electronics


Gaukurinn opnaði á ný í 11. maí 2007, hann var opnaður fyrst 1983 og hefur verið miðstöð tónleikahalds í Raykjavík og annað heimili poppara síðan þá. Gaukurinn vill hitta hér allt þetta skemmtilega fólk sem er þarna úti .. fólk sem hefur áhuga að fylgjast með þeim uppákomum sem verða á staðnum.

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Frikirkja / Freechurch

10 AM

Reykjavik, Iceland

Good Friday Gospel

Tena Palmer - Toronto
Deitra Farr - Chicago
and Borgardætur

with
Jon Rafns-bass
Bjorn Thoroddssen-gtr Eyþor Gunnarsson-piano Asgeir Oskars-drums

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Reykjavik Blues festival

kl 20

Reykjavik, Iceland

Skírdagur 20. mars
Stórtónleikar á / Gala Concert at
Hilton Nordica Hotel
5 ára afmælishátíð/5th Anniversary
Deitra Farr, Vinir Dóra, KK, Blúsmenn Andreu, Maggi Eiríks, Björgvin Gíslason og fl.
• Tena Palmer frá Kanada & GRAS!

Friday, March 14th, 2008

KC Irving Environmental Science Center, Acadia University

an evening of original songs: Improvisations on love and mischief >;-{ - 8 PM

Wolfville NS
Price: $12 suggested donation( 25% to A

with Joel LeBlanc- guitar, Tom Easley - bass, Mark Adam - drums /percussion, and special guests, members of Sanctuary, Jeff Reilly - bass clarinet, and Christoph Both - cello
suggested donation $12
(25% goes to Acadia Music Student's Assoc.)

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Stayner's Wharf

9 - 12

Halifax NS

with:
Joel Leblanc - guitars
Tom Easley - double bass
Mark Adam - Drums

5075 George Street
902-492-1800

sponsored by Jazzeast

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

the Cobourg

8-11

Toronto ON

love songs , with with Roy Patterson - violao

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Royal Canadian Yacht Club

Toronto ON

141 St. George Street

Celtic voice & tin whistle
Robbie Burns Event

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

The Old Mill

Toronto ON

21 Old Mill Road
Etobicoke, ON, Canada
(416) 232-3700


Celtic voice & tin whistle
Robbie Burns Day and other Scottish events.

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Toronto Lawn Tennis Club

Toronto ON

44 Price Street
Toronto, ON, Canada
(416) 922-1105

Celtic voice & tin whistle
Robbie Burns Event

2008

perc*vox*perc @ the Tranzac

perc*vox*perc - improvisations and songs at the 416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival

292 Brunswick Avenue
Toronto ON M5S 2M7
(416) 923-8137
Price: pwyc

Chris Cawthray - drums, percussion
Tena Palmer - voice
Percussionist #2 ????

Looove playing with Chris!!
Love the 'bombs' he drops...
makes me jump in my seat!

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Whistler's

7 -11

Toronto ON

995 Broadview Avenue
(416) 421-1344

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Statler's

9 PM

Church St., Toronto ON

duo with guitarist, Kevin Barrett

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