Top row: Colette Taylor, Ted Clifford, Wayne Hounsome, Andrea Schmaltz, Len Zacharoff, Larrie Thomson, Barb Clarke, Mike Britton
Bottom row: Roy Yandt, Craig Gardner, Chuck Pierce, Gord Tapp

For booking information or a demo cd email gord@tappsnotes.net.

Eklectism: Eklectism is a 12-piece group which predominantly plays big band swing and jazz from the 1930’s and 40’s. Because the group plays for dances it also performs pop music from other eras as well. The two-year-old group was born out of the ashes of the Pembroke Legion Dance Band, a 17-piece big band, which had a run of over 20 years, playing venues up and down the Ottawa Valley from Cornwall to Deep River and appeared in the Ottawa Jazz festival twice at the Penguin Café in 1987, & 88. The instrumentation of Eklectism consists of two trumpets, two trombones, five saxes (doubling clarinet and flute), guitar, string bass and drums. There are also two vocalists in the ranks, one male and one female. Eklectism is currently preparing for the yearly $100/plate fundraising gala for a local seniors residence (Miramichi Lodge) this year following an Italian theme with arrangements to suit.

Samples of Gord's arrangements for the Eklectism group - click the button beside the title to hear a midi sample of each piece.

Bye 'N Bye Charleston Alley There's a Kind of Hush Blues Walk

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