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Concert: “Journey through JAZZ at the Gallery”

Journey Through Jazz at the Gallery with:

Dan Ionescu on 8 string Guitar and John MacMurchy on alto/tenor sax and clarinet.

LISTEN : John MacMurchy & Dan Ionescu – For the Love of Song


Dan Ionescu has had an outstanding musical career as guitarist, composer and band leader, spanning over four decades in both Europe and Canada. His early musical education began with classical piano, followed by guitar at age of 15. He began touring and recording professionally in the early ‘80’s in his native Romania as well as in Yugoslavia, Hungary, Germany and France. In late 1996 he moved to Toronto and became soon a constant presence on the busy GTA jazz scene. Dan has been recording with Canada’s top players, such as Don Thompson, Pat LaBarbera, Phil Dwyer, Robi Botos, David Braid, Neil Swanson, John MacMurchy, Bernie Senensky, Dave Restivo, Norman Marshall Villeneuve, Jim Vivian, Kieran Overs, among many others. His enduring collaboration with saxophonist John McMurchy led in 2019 to the “Live at the Canterbury” CD – their latest duo project recorded live in the studio. Expanding the possibilities of a traditional guitar, from 2010 Dan started pioneering an 8-string version of his own design and construction that he’s been playing almost exclusively since.

John MacMurchy is a performer, composer and recording artist. A woodwind player, John concentrates on clarinet, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone and is fluent in jazz and classical repertoire. He has released five full length records to critical acclaim and international airplay. John has worked with international artists as varied as Warren Vache, Howard Alden, Guido Basso, Henry Mancini, Cleo Laine, Linda Ronstadt, Carol Channing, Peter Appleyard, John Dankworth as well as being in demand as a sideman on the Toronto scene.“It’ is an honest sound that John uses to converse with the listener. Nothing is hidden. It’s all there on the table. Heart. Experience. Pleasure. Life.” – Sheldon Zandboer

WHAT: Music at the Gallery Series: Journey Through Jazz

WHEN: Sunday September 17th, 4:30pm

WHERE: Art of Ideas Gallery, 236 Jones St E, St Marys


Purchase tickets here!

For more info: call 436 774 3631 or email artofideasgallery@gmail.com


Sep 17 2023


4:30 pm - 6:30 pm




236 Jones Street East, Saint Marys, ON, Canada