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An elegant musical collaboration combining jazz piano, string quartet, and visual art

Epoque String Quartet (Prague) + David Braid (Toronto) CD/LP Release Concert + Guest visual artist, Sophia Gao (Beijing) CHAUVET PROJECT EPOQUE STRING QUARTET (PRAGUE) + DAVID BRAID (TORONTO) April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm $25.00

David Pokorný Violin, Vladimír Klánský Violin, Vladimír Kroupa Viola, Vít Petrášek Cello, David Braid Piano/Cmposer Inspired by astonishing 32,000 year-old paintings recently discovered in Southern France, Multi-Juno award winner and Steinway Artist, David Braid brings home his internationally acclaimed concert program, “Chauvet” on a coast-to-coast Canadian tour. Joining Braid, and making their first appearance in Canada is the EpoqueString Quartet, the Czech Republic’s top proponent of an “old-world” string quartet meeting “new-world” contemporary music. The concert includes compositions from Braid’s 12th recording, Flow, as well as a composition from the 2016 film, “Born to Be Blue” which Braid arranged and produced most of the music. This concert program aims to surprise and thrill by “getting under the skin” of audiences through highly sensual compositions driven by narrative and passion that aims to make original art music accessible to the mainstream Available at this performance only are pre-release copies of their recording, Flow, for the Steinway & Sons record label. Recorded at Czech National TV in Prague and mixed in the United States by Multi-Grammy award winning engineer, Dixon Van Winkle, it will be released in 12” Vinyl LP and Compact Disc. The cover art features the stunning oil painting Qi by Sophia Gao, great-great granddaughter of Xu Yefen, one of “The Eight Grandmasters” of Qing Dynasty art. The liner notes are written by Dr Lee Tsang, Managing and Artistic Director of Sinfonia UK Collective and Lecturer in Music at University of Hull, UK. Jazz Bistro 251 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1T8 Canada

Sophia Gao 's Qi Painting as cover of new CD and LP

Sophia Gao at Jazz Bistro

Sophia Gao and her paintings

Sophia Gao and her photography

Sophia Gao and her paintings

Sophia Gao and David Braid

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