Sympatico Jazz is led by Don MacKay on 5 string fretless bass and Michael Eddy on piano. The band features Tom Tinsley on drums, Rachel Fuller on clarinet, sax and EWI, Jay Havelaar on trumpet, and Rick Husband on guitar. These well known Comox Valley and Campbell River musicians play an exciting program which recognizes the incredible talent of composers such as Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, and Horace Silver.
On piano, Michael Eddy maintains a solid, sensitive approach to accompaniment and performs some incredibly fiery solos. Michael’s incredible talent and his compassionate approach to tackling very challenging music makes this band an absolute pleasure to listen to.
On bass, Don MacKay is totally in the groove with dynamics and tempos locked right in. Don’s solo contributions challenge the bounds of traditional bass playing.
It’s an energetic infusion of talent, conceived to be unique.
SYMPATICO promises performances that are beyond the ordinary.