Celebrating Dave McMurdo

Submitted by Josh Grossman on Mon Jul 4 2:18pm

Canada lost one of its jazz giants at the beginning of June with the passing of Dave McMurdo. A celebration of Dave's life is taking place tonight (Monday, July 4) at The Rex Hotel. Things kick off around 7 pm with the trio of Reg Schwager, Paul Novotny and Kevin Dempsey. At 9:30, the Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra will perform one set of music; the trio will then take the stage once again for an informal jazz session. Ted O'Reilly will emcee the evening's proceedings.

All are welcome to attend. There is no cover, but donations will be accepted throughout the evening, and proceeds will go towards establishing a Dave McMurdo memorial scholarship at Mohawk College.

I hope you can make it out to The Rex this evening to show your support and appreciation for Dave and the music about which he cared so passionately.