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NEW QUINTET TOUR & RECORDING in February 2014

AUGUST 2013

My new Quintet with Mark Feldman & Gary Versace will be touring Western Canada and making a recording in February 2014. The tour is generously sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts. See CALENDAR page for details.

STRANDS III RECORDING/UPCOMING GIGS in 2013

NOVEMBER 2012

My Strands sextet will be recording a Strands III CD in April 2013. We also have several gigs leading up to the recording in April in & around Toronto. The recording is generously sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. See TOUR page for details.

MADRID GIG REVIEW FOR NEW QUINTET

OCTOBER 2012

My new quintet featuring Mark Feldman (violin) and Gary Versace (accordion & piano) received a great review in Spain's main on-line jazz magazine, Tomajazz, from our recent European tour gig in Madrid. See review at www.tomajazz.com/conciertos/2012/10/sigesmund_darren_madrid.htm.

OCTOBER 4 - REX HOTEL GIG WITH NEW QUINTET

SEPTEMBER 2012

My new quintet featuring New York musicians Mark Feldman (violin) and Gary Versace (accordion & piano) will be performing on October 4 at the Rex Hotel (194 Queen St. West, 9:30pm). This performance will kick-start our European tour in October and premiere new music composed for this ensemble. See CALENDAR page for details.

FALL 2012 EUROPEAN TOUR - NEW QUINTET PROJECT!!

AUGUST 2012

I will be touring a new quintet project to Europe in October. The band features New York musicians Mark Feldman (violin) and Gary Versace (accordion & piano). New tunes, new band! See CALENDAR page for itinerary.

SPRING 2012 AUSTRALIA JAPAN-TOUR

MARCH 2012

My Strands sextet is going to Australia & Japan for a 2 week tour in May/June this coming spring. We'll be featuring music for an upcoming Strands III CD, as well as some of our material from Strands II & Strands. The tour is generously sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council & Canada Council for the Arts. See CALENDAR page for itinerary.

TORONTO CENTRE FOR THE ARTS CONCERT

OCTOBER 2011

My Strands sextet will be opening up for Lionel Loueke at the Toronto Centre for the Arts on Nov. 20 @ 7:30pm. For tickets, visit
www.tocentre.com/georgeweston/jpecconcert1.

2011 FALL TOUR TO WESTERN CANADA

SEPT-OCT 2011

I'll be touring out West for a tour of BC, Yukon, & Alberta along with Eliana Cuevas, Phil Dwyer, Brad Turner, Ken Lister & Jesse Cahill. Check out Calendar for more details.

STRANDS CD BACK ONLINE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

SEPTEMBER 2011

My 1st CD Strands is available again for digital download through CD Baby. Go to
www.cdbaby.com/cd/DarrenSigesmund2. The tracks will be on iTunes by mid-October.