TJO Presents: The Toledo Jazz Orchestra Quartet with Alain Trudel
August 26 @ 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm| $5.00 – $10.00
Alain Trudel makes his Lucille’s Jazz Lounge Debut in his inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Toledo Jazz Orchestra. First known to the public as “the Jascha Heifetz of the trombone” (Le monde de la musique), Alain Trudel has been a guest soloist with orchestras worldwide including Philharmonique de Radio-France, Hong-Kong Philharmonic, Austrian Radio Orchestra, Festival Musica Strasbourg (France), Klangbogen Festival (Vienna), Akiyoshidai and Hamamatsu festival (Japan). Alain is also a respected composer with performances across America and in Asia.
Also currently in his fifth season as Music Director of the Toledo Symphony, Alain Trudel has been praised for his “immense talent as conductor, musician, and performer” (La Presse). Trudel has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Russia, Japan, Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Latin America. Trudel made his Opera de Montréal debut in 2009 in Mozart’s Magic Flute and conducted the live recording of their 30th anniversary gala. He has been a regular guest since and in March 2017 he conducted to great acclaim (“The entire audience was on its feet for another standing ovation, with concertgoers shouting “wow” and “bravo.” Rolling Stone Magazine, “The Wall Triumphs in Montréal,” Le Figaro, Paris) the world premiere operatic version of “The Wall”. Trudel will also lead the American premiere at the Cincinnati Opera in July 2018.
Alain Trudel was the first Canadian to be a Yamaha international artist, and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Virginia Parker, Charles Cros (France), Opus prize and Heinz Unger prizes. He has been named an Ambassador of Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Centre and received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012.
Since 1979, the Toledo Jazz Orchestra has worked with dozens of industry legends, including Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Clark Terry and Zoot Sims. The group also performs the works of the major big bands from the past eight decades along with arrangements commissioned specifically for the orchestra. The Toledo Jazz Orchestra has two albums to its credit titled “Groovin’” and “Out of Nowhere.”
Come hear this all-star band in an intimate setting!
Alain Trudel, Trombone
Kevin Eikum, Bass
Olman Piedra, Drums
Ariel Kasler, Piano
Tickets are non-refundable. No DSLR, point-and-shoot, or other digital/film cameras permitted (mobile phones are ok) unless credentialed in advance.
Lucille’s is a cozy venue with clean sight lines & good sound featuring jazz, blues & Latin acts, plus eats. Founded in 2021, Lucille’s is a publicly accessible jazz lounge which is located inside TolHouse, a private, Members-only social club designed for the city-dwelling creative and entrepreneurial class.