Digital Release on July 1st – on YouTube Facebook and Instagram
Formed during COVID-19 quarantine, the Daniel Hersog O Canada Jazz Orchestra is poised to release their first digital video. This video is a remotely recorded and filmed performance of Hersog’s new arrangement of our country’s national anthem: “O Canada”.
Hersog’s 17-piece ensemble is filled with Juno Award winners [including Christine Jensen and Al Muirhead], Canadian music heavy weights [including drummer Mark Kelso and pianist Amanda Tossoff], and even an Order of Canada recipient [the incomparable Phil Dwyer].
The musicians are drawn from all ten Canadian provinces and have come together with the intention of showcasing the camaraderie that always exists amongst Canadian musicians especially in these difficult times. This ensemble delivers a world class, high energy, and infinitely swinging performance of the Canadian National Anthem.
Hersog is currently receiving significant airplay, and international media attention for his newly released album Night Devoid of Stars on the Cellar Music label.
Daniel Hersog’s O Canada Jazz Orchestra features: Christine Jensen [BC/QC], Remi Bolduc [QC], Phil Dwyer [BC], Joel Miller [NB/QC], Ben Henriques [BC], Mike Herriott [NL], Brad Turner [BC], Bria Skonberg [BC], Al Muirhead [AB], William Carn [ON], Dale Sorensen [PEI], Andrew Jackson [NS], Sharman King [BC], Jocelyn Marie Gould [MB], Amanda Tosoff [BC/ON], Gent Laird [SK], Mark Kelso [ON]
Audio and Video Edited by Ben Henriques
Daniel Hersog was born in 1985 and raised in Vancouver and Victoria, Hersog has become a vital voice as a trumpeter, composer and arranger. He has toured North America leading large ensembles with such notable musicians as Terry Clarke, Kevin Turcotte, Remy Le Boeuff, Billy Buss, Stuart Mack, Jason Palmer and Kim Cass, as well as Brad Turner, Noah Preminger and Frank Carlberg. Hersog is often featured at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, in addition to performing regularly in his hometown at Frankie’s Jazz Club and Pat’s Pub. As a sideman, he performs with the Vancouver Legacy Jazz Orchestra, Jaelem Bhate Jazz Orchestra, Super Trumpets and Sonny’s Cousin.
A 2016 graduate of New England Conservatory, Hersog won the school’s prestigious Gunther Schuller Medal. He studied with a who’s who of jazz at NEC. Composition teachers included Carlberg, John Hollenbeck, Dave Holland, Ken Schaphorst and Rakalam Bob Moses; he studied trumpet with masters John McNeil, Ralph Alessi and Steve Emery. An instructor himself now, Hersog teaches jazz trumpet at Capilano University, where he also writes for the school’s big band and leads a trumpet ensemble.
All material courtesy of Katherine Growdon, Braithwaite & Katz PR, Mass, USA.