Runions, Barton & Broadhead
Sunday September 24, 2:00pm
MERA Schoolhouse, McDonald's Corners
Greg Runions, Vibraphone
Vibraphonist, composer and arranger, Greg Runions has been fortunate to perform with some outstanding artists. These include Brian Dickinson, Roy Patterson, Anthony Braxton, Don Thompson, John McLeod, Tony Bennett and Kenny Wheeler. He has studied at Queen's University (BMus), The Crane School of Music (MMus) and the Banff Centre (Jazz Workshop). Self taught as a composer and arranger, Runions has been fortunate to have his works performed by many of Canada’s finest musicians. He has created numerous works for big band and has also arranged works for orchestra. He has recorded 4 independent CD’s featuring his compositions, two with his septet and two with his big band. Greg resides in Kingston where he teaches at Queen's University.
Dave Barton, Guitar
Dave Barton first studied guitar by trying to copy Chet Atkins records at the age of 10. Dave started gigging in dance bands at 16, with musicians that talked like they were in New York in the ’50’s. “ Hey, Davey-Daddy! bring your axe and we’ll wail! “
Those musicians were great mentors! Dave went on to study classical guitar, composition and education at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, (BMus 1981 and BEd 1982) and to study jazz as a lifelong vocation. Dave taught high school band and guitar classes, and was also a guidance counsellor and special education teacher. Dave is a busy performer, composer, teacher (currently teaching in the St. Lawrence College Music and Digital Media program) and arranger. Dave has performed live in all venues: jazz clubs, musical theatre, recordings, concerts. Recorded performances include Motianless (with Mike Cassells) The Solo Standard, Snapshot, Sweet Home Suite (with the Greg Runions Big Band), Oil Thigh (with the Queen’s University Alumni Big Band), and But Not Forgotten (with the Greg Runions Quintet featuring Kenny Wheeler). Dave is currently performing in and around Kingston in a variety of situations from jazz trios to broadway musicals.
Michael Broadhead, Acoustic/Electric Bass
Michael Broadhead is multi-instrumentalist from Kingston, specializing in upright and electric bass, guitar, and cello. He studied the upright bass through high school with Doug Rooks, and continued his studies in the Humber College Jazz program with a focus on upright bass. He currently plays with several bands, including Piner, Princess Towers, and Funeral Lakes. Michael has become a fixture on the local music scene performing in bands, pit orchestras, and various folk, pop and jazz settings. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Union of Professional Musicians Local 518.
Tickets are $25.00 plus fees available soon at TicketsPlease.ca until 11:59pm September 23, 2023
Depending on availability, tickets will be for sale at the door for $28.00.
The MERA Schoolhouse is located at 974 Dalhousie Concession 9A, McDonald's Corners