Ross Wooldridge “Benny Goodman Tribute” featuring Alex Pangman

February 3, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
ROSS WOOLDRIDGE IS THE BEST JAZZ CLARINETIST THAT CANADA HAS EVER PRODUCED…AMEN!” – Bernie Turcotte, Executive Director of the IAJE Canada (International Association of Jazz Educators)
Hamilton native ROSS WOOLDRIDGE (pianist, clarinetist, saxophonist, flutist, arranger, producer, composer, writer, copyist, teacher) currently leads the Tribute to Benny Goodman Sextet, the Ross Wooldridge Trio, and the Ross Wooldridge Quartet; co-leads (together with Eddie Graf) the 14-piece Swing Era big band – The Galaxy All-Star Orchestra and, together with trombonist Dan Douglas co-leads The Dixie Demons six-piece traditional jazz band.  Ross was a member of the late Jeff Healey”s Jazz Wizards and he performs regularly with Terra Hazelton. You may have heard Ross at the 2015 Waterloo Jazz Festival where he lead Alex Pangman’s band in a terrific set of swing music.

Although Alex Pangman grew up a couple of generations late to have sung with Teddy Wilson, the vibrant young vocalist is proud to be known as Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing. With pipes aplenty, Juno nominee Pangman possesses the requisite taste, talent and the historical knowledge of an avid record collector to breathe new life into the sturdy standards of the classic jazz era.

A superb song stylist with growing compositional chops, the gifted Toronto scenemaker has built a loyal fanbase amongst jazz listeners and dancers alike through her critically acclaimed work with her stacked Alleycats in the studio, nightclubs and concert halls across Canada including three stellar showcases at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.