Darren Sigesmund (Canada) and Strands ll

Darren Sigesmund (trombone)
Eliana Cuevas (vocals)
Luis Deniz (alto sax)
Reg Schwager (guitar)
Jim Vivian (bass)
Ethan Ardelli (drums)

Canadian trombonist Darren Sigesmund’s 2010 JUNO-nominated Strands II CD weaves together compelling Latin-shaded compositions into what the Ottawa Citizen selected as Canadian Jazz CD of 2009 and Toronto Life calls “brilliant”. Most recently, Sigesmund won the 2010 Galaxie Rising Star Award for Best Composition at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal for his song “Dance for Leila”. Since 2003, Sigesmund has established his Strands project as one of Canada’s most active international touring ensembles with tours across Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, and Australia. Following the debut quintet album Strands (2008), the Strands II recording features sensational vocalist Eliana Cuevas and special guest New York tenorman Tim Ries of the Rolling Stones.