Eddie & Quincy Bullen Dueling Pianos is a celebration of a beautiful relationship between a father and son. A relationship that, but for a father’s determination, commitment and love, could have detoured to strife and opposition. It is a reminder that music has a central place in our lives, to inspire us in all ways, including our work. Two generations are represented in a very fine narrative powerfully presented with two voices, speaking to the timeline of sacrifice to triumph, of one generation passing its best on to the next. And, from the father’s perspective as a renaissance leader, also speaking to the qualities of inspiring others that he wants to pass on to his son.
Jun 16, 2019 06:00 PM
A throwback to the early days of contemporary jazz. Eddie will be joined by special friends/artist who he’s had the pleasure of working with throughout the years. We will be cruising aboard the fabulous River Gambler
Early bird tickets $65 Before August 1, 2019. $75 per person after August 1, 2019
River gambler is located at 333 Lakeshore Boulevard East, 1st, parking lot east of Parliament and Lakeshore www.ticketgateway.com/eddiebullen
Dinner will be provided by the incomparable world-renowned chef Selwyn Richards from The art of catering. Dj Jahlou will be spending the latest in contemporary and smooth Jazz tunes.
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Play de Record 416-586-0380
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Nigel Alexander (Urban edge) 416 896 3448
40820 Sheppard Ave, East Toronto
Pianist, composer, arranger and producer
Eddie Bullen is in every way, a standout amongst his generation of multi-talented artists. Eddie's lengthy career has yielded an abundance of awards and recognition for his outstanding talents. From his first album, 'Nocturnal Affair' to his most recent ‘Spice Island', Eddie gives his audience a taste of contemporary jazz, flavoured with Caribbean rhythms.
Since his move to Toronto in 1980 from Grenada, Eddie has worked with Caribbean, Canadian and American artists like Melba Moore, Anslem Douglas, Byron Lee, Maestro, David Rudder, Liberty Silver, Deborah Cox and Dee Dee Bridgewater. He is also a composer and arranger for TV, Radio and Films. His work has been heard on City TV, YTV, Love & Hip Hop (American Television Series) and Wine TV Australia.
To date Eddie Bullen has produced over 150 albums and is currently working on several new ventures through his record company Thunder Dome Sounds and publishing company QDB music. Eddie is always on the lookout for cutting edge new innovative artists.
Through his production company Thunder Dome Sounds, Eddie is fulfilling his passion for nurturing youth talent through a high school co-op program he launched in 1986. Challenges like this keep Eddie Bullen growing artistically and personally.
Eddie Bullen Band (click here to watch a video)
The Eddie Bullen Band performs, tight, smooth, energizing contemporary jazz from Eddie’s original material featured on his dozen or so albums. The Band has performed all across Canada, and in the Caribbean. (They will be touring in China in July 2017) Members include: Andrew Stewart/bass, Otis Williams/drums, Rob Christian/sax/flute, and of course featured on piano/keys, Eddie himself.
Father and Son Dueling Pianos (www.fatherandsonduelingpianos.com)
(click here to watch a video)
Eddie along with his son Quincy have put together beautiful arrangements for two pianos of classical, jazz and pop music punctuated with a bit of commentary about their father & son relationship and their unique family history. This captivating and heartfelt show features the Bullen's wonderful interpretations of some best-loved music. The music is outstanding! Dueling Pianos (Father and Son) has toured Canada twice, most recently a sold out show at the Toronto Center for the Arts. …This show demonstrates how we can use music to bring families together!
Caribbean Jazz Collective (CJC)
Pianist Eddie Bullen and percussionist Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo, have brought together a group of premier musicians of Caribbean descent to form the band ‘Caribbean Jazz Collective’ (CJC). The group performs beloved music from the Caribbean with a jazz twist. Members include; bassist Andrew Stewart whose background is Jamaican, saxophonist Neil Brathwaite who hails from Montreal via Barbados, steel drum player Gareth Burgess born in Canada with strong Trinidadian roots, Eddie Bullen from the spice island Grenada, and Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo from Cuba to add that hot Latin flavour. The collective always aims to give their audience a few rays of sunshine through the music of the Caribbean.