27th Vilnius Jazz Festival. 16-19 October, 2014

Logic

Logic (Australia):

Glenn Cannon - guitar
Tim Wilson - sax
Dane Alderson - bass
Ben Vanderwal - drums

Formed in Melbourne in 1999, the team of the foremost Australian musicians has been polishing its unique and refined fusion style nurtured by traditional jazz, drum & bass, folklore, Latin American, classical and pop music.

According to critics, in their compositions (the main composers – G.Cannon and T.Wilson) the masterful musicians succeed in combining complexity and simplicity, collective flight and impressive solo improvisations.

The debut album Logic, released in 2002, received enthusiastic recognition in Australia and abroad. Before long the quartet released three more albums – The Waiting Game (2004), Native Strut (2008) and The Hierarchy (2010). Last year Logic launched the DVD from concerts in Bennetts Lane Jazz Club in Melbourne.

The quartet has toured throughout Australia, appeared in festivals in South Eastern Asia including Java Jazz (Indonesia), Mosaic Music (Singapore), Jarasum International Jazz (South Korea), Nine Gates Jazz (China), Philippine International Jazz & Ethnic Arts Festival, Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, performed in Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand.

The members of the group have toured, performed and recorded with various artists and ensembles including Ray Charles, Jerry Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Michael Bublé, Olivia Newton John, Joe Chindamo, Human Nature, Incognito.

Logic came to Vilnius straight from its tour of Hong Kong, China and Indonesia.

Glenn Cannon, one of quartet’s key figures, is a musician and composer of extraordinary calibre. He has played the guitar since 1988. Cannon confessed, that his main aspiration is to play his music with the best musicians. So far the guitarist is successful – his solo albums Leverage and Clockwork, recorded with outstanding Australian talents, earned accolades.

Tim Wilson’s virtuoso improvisations are an indelible part of Logic’s mien. The musician earned recognition in “White Foundation” World Saxophone Competition, which was held in London as part of the BBC Jazz Festival. He was also selected as a semi-finalist in the 2009 National Jazz Awards.

As a leader Wilson released seven CDs including two with his trio and one with Andrea Keller.

Saxophonist has toured in Asia, Germany, Ireland and Canada; collaborated with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Art Orchestra, Bennetts Lane Big Band, Wyecliffe Gordon, Bobby Shew, Rex Richardson, Scott Tinkler, Mike Nock, etc.

Dane Alderson has played the bass guitar since he was 13. In 2001, at the age of 18 he earned the third prize at the National Australian Jazz Bass Awards. Since he was a student, he has been actively participating in Australian jazz life, working with his band K. He has been a member of the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra for two years.

After graduating from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Alderson received James Morrison Scholarship and toured with his band in Europe. Recently, the bassist has focused on Logic quartet.

Ben Vanderwal is one of the most in-demand jazz drummers in Australia. He has participated in several US tours and has also performed with John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Chris Potter and Sam Yahel. He has toured internationally with the Jamie Oehlers Quartet and nationally with Rumberos and The Hands.

Vanderwal also works with a trio, members of which live in different parts of Australia. Last summer the trio recorded a series of concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, appeared in the prestigious Sydney Opera Theatre.

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