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The story behind COOL CUT

John Oliver’s new work Cool Cut is inspired by key compositions from the "cool jazz" period, specifically the landmark Miles Davis nonette recording BIRTH OF THE COOL (1954).

Come hear it performed by Julia Nolan and the Turning Point Ensemble.

Friday April 29, 7:30 pm
Saturday April 30, 2:30 pm

Telus Theatre at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
University of British Columbia 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver Canada.

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Read on for details about the inspiration for this new work.


John Oliver alto saxophone concerto - support it at Indiegogo

Today we launch the Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to support John Oliver in the composition of his new saxophone concerto for Vancouver saxophonist Julian Nolan. The Turning Point Ensemble will present the premiere performance on April 29, 2016 with a repeat performance the next evening. Help Julia and John make this happen!