On Friday, December 9th, Firehouse 12 is pleased to present drummer/bandleader Harris Eisenstadt and his group Canada Day in their premiere performance at Firehouse 12. Drawing its name from the date of its first concert (July 1) in 2007, Canada Day has released two critically acclaimed albums, Canada Day (Clean Feed) in 2009, and Canada Day II (Songlines) in 2011. Eisenstadt is joined by some of the finest young musicians from Brooklyn's vibrant jazz scene: Nate Wooley (trumpet), Matt Bauder (saxophone), Chris Dingman (vibraphone), and Garth Stevenson (bass).
Eisenstadt has been called “one of the most creative and skilled musician/composers incorporating traditional material to create vital improvised music” (Robert Iannapollo, All About Jazz). He is known for his ability to “infuse [music] with a buoyancy and high-spiritedness” (Mark Corroto, All About Jazz). Canada Day has been described as “an accessible blend of inside and outside traditions” (Troy Collins, All About Jazz) and “as exciting as it is diverse, with any cliches about group telepathy sounding entirely appropriate” (Marc Medwin, Dusted).
Eisenstadt’s resume includes studies with some of the most respected names in both improvised music and West African drumming. He has performed all over the globe, and earned commissions from Meet The Composer, and the American Composers Forum. He was honored with a nomination for Up and Coming Artist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2009 and was a Rising Star in the composer category of the Downbeat International Critics Poll in 2009.
Find out more about Harris Eisenstadt at: http://harriseisenstadt.com