Brendan McGrath - Saturday 1 pm, 4 pm; Sunday 3 pm, 4 pm

Performances

  • Saturday, September 14th @ 1:00 pm
    Piano Under the Sun | 93 St & 118 Ave

  • Saturday, September 14th @ 4:00 pm
    Nina Haggerty Art Gallery | 9225 - 118 Ave

  • Sunday, September 15th @ 3:00 pm
    Piano Under the Sun | 93 St & 118 Ave

  • Sunday, September 15th @ 4:00 pm
    Nina Haggerty Art Gallery | 9225 - 118 Ave

Brendan McGrath is an emerging pianist and composer from Edmonton, Alberta. Recently McGrath completed his undergraduate degree in jazz piano performance at MacEwan University, and has been spending the past while teaching, composing, and performing (and of course, practicing).

McGrath has spent his time studying with fine musicians such as Jerrold Dubyk, Joel Gray, Jim Lewis, Emilio De Mercato, Tom Van Seters, and Chris Andrew. Always a student first, McGrath continues to study the piano in private, constantly improving and pushing himself as a player and writer.

McGrath has a keen interest in all music. From the great fugue writing of J.S. Bach to the great songwriting of Paul Westerberg of the Replacements, to the freeform improvisation of Painkiller, McGrath hopes to incorporate a little bit of everything into what he does so he can help define what it means to play Canadian jazz in an effort to distinguish what we do as Canadians from the New York or Scandinavian scenes.

Kaleido Family Arts Festival is a free festival, donations are gratefully accepted.