Born: November 15, 1973 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Jerrold strives for the high melodic ideals of tenor giants such as Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson - saxophonists who put a well-placed note ahead of a sheet of sound. Jerrold is arriving as a versatile and exciting jazz tenor player with a direct and soulful sound. One thing is for sure - he will not alienate his audience. His ability to incite change in a room affects audiences in a profound way.
In the summer of 2008, Jerrold debuted his first CD “The Way You See It” (iTunes & CDBaby.com) across Canada with sold out performances at the Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and 30 000 excited Montreal jazz festival audience members. His group was runner up in the 2008 Montreal Grand Prix du Jazz Competition, featuring his stellar quartet with Tom King (rhodes/piano), Jeff Johnson (bass) and Bill George (drums).
Jerrold has been pursuing music with a newly acquired spirit that led him to New Jersey/New York where he completed his M.M. in Jazz Studies at Rutgers Univ. with his mentor, saxophonist Ralph Bowen. Studies and gigs (The Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Sweet Rhythm, Smoke, Cecil’s and Ortlieb’s) with Victor Lewis, Stanley Cowell, Conrad Herwig and many other distinguished jazz musicians in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia area have given him the energy to keep on keepin’ on.
Simply said, joy fills what he plays.
Roger Levesque Freelance, Edmonton Journal
Friday, November 16, 2007
Pick up a copy of Jerrold Dubyk's new independently produced The Way You See It (CD Baby distribution) and you'll hear one of the most accomplished, varied, nicely paced jazz debuts around.
That's not a big surprise if you've heard the local tenor saxophonist perform recently, especially given his dozen years of experience playing professionally.
Dubyk admits he's been a bit tardy in putting out a disc, but it was worth the wait for this selection of intriguing, original and contemporary jazz. The reedman explains the eclectic set of tunes came both by chance and by design.
I was writing in such a condensed period. But I also manipulated things by adding harmonic and rhythmic devices and different time signatures and chord changes into the tunes.
He says it's even more fun taking on the same material in live performance.
Now that the guys in the band know the tunes better, they're bringing their own flavour to it and that's what I want when I play live.
American Jon Eshelman, who plays piano and B3 organ on the disc, is a pal from Dubyk's time in the masters program at New Jersey's Rutgers University.
Since Dubyk's return in 2005, he's been teaching at the Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts and planning the album with an eye to generating touring opportunities.
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