Saturday July 15th, 12:00pm
Hydrostone Park

As part of the Halifax Jazz Festival free daytime programming.

Halifax-based jazz quintet Blue Spirits is a colourful collision of old and new, blending the sounds of cool jazz, bop, blues, funk, and hip hop into a unique and soulful sound. Formed in 2016, the ensemble has been active on the Halifax jazz circuit, collaborating with artists like Andrew Jackson, Silvio Pupo, Zoe Leger, and Carolyn Curry. In addition to skillful interpretations of jazz standards, Blue Spirits boasts a growing repertoire of exciting original compositions. Notable influences include Chet Baker, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Hargrove, Robert Glasper, and Dave Holland. Blue Spirits will release their debut album Liquid Courage in July 2017.