Peter Turner and Peter Brown – Notes from the Dirty Thirties
Trombonist Peter Turner is known for his work in the traditional jazz scenes in Ottawa and Toronto – as well as for his vast repertoire of jazz standards and lesser-known early-20th century tunes. Lanark-based Peter Brown is a pianist, singer and songwriter whose professional experience includes touring with major blues acts, playing for theatre companies, and writing choral arrangements. Peter and Peter’s duo collaboration draws heavily from the 1930s – covering Great Depression-era songs such as Brother, Can You Spare a Dime and Duke Ellington’s Rent Party Blues. The programme will explore themes of hardship and struggle – though hope and resilience will never be far from the surface.