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Diane Roblin and Reconnect - CD Release Concert

Friday, November 07 2014, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Diane Roblin’s RECONNECT is the debut release from an exciting five piece band that came together to play and explore Diane’s compositions - an original mix of jazz, fusion and funk which encourages groove and energy. RECONNECT features Diane on Grand Piano and the Fender Rhodes. Her talented ensemble of Canada’s most sought-out musicians, Jeff King, tenor sax, Roger Travassos, drums, Howard Spring, guitar and Russ Boswell on electric and acoustic bass, is explosive and supports her innovative compositions. Diane’s intricate and emotional solo acoustic piano track, “Tune For Fraser”, provides a stage for her unique style which is influenced by classical, funk, and jazz (Debussy, Bartok, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Cecil Taylor). “Fasten Your Seatbelt” excites with its hard driving fusion sound, while “Suspend Yourself” takes the listener into a world of 7/4 and expands the imagination. Her ballad “Renewed on Thanksgiving Day, is soulful and resonates far beyond the last note. Diane’s compositions are diverse, spirited and played with passion. RECONNECT is high energy music from the heart. Diane's story is fascinating. She was a regular in the Toronto music scene through the 70's and 80's but gradually moved away from music to pursue other interests such as film and social work. She came out of retirement to perform at a musical tribute in honour of her musician husband, Fraser Finlayson who passed away suddenly in 2011. It was then that she realized that music could once again have a powerful meaning for her and she returned to the piano and composition! Reconnect will be officially released on Tuesday, October 21st and she will be celebrating the release on Friday, November 7th at Alliance Francaise in Toronto. You can check out the album on BandCamp (
Location: Alliance Francaise 24 Spadina Rd.
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