Uptown Jazz Presents An Intimate Evening of Jazz Fusion
Fri, Apr. 5th, 2019 - Doors open 7pm - Show at 7:30pm
Spring is coming! Warm weather is around the corner!
New Brunswick's cutting edge Jazz Fusion trio, McKinley Morrison & Williams are hitting the road in April for a string of Maritime performances!
We would like to invite you to an intimate evening with us at the Bus Stop Theatre. We are very excited to come to Halifax for the second stop on our tour! Friday April 5th, prepare for 2 sets of music, bass solos, guitar wizardry, and a borderline drum clinic performance!
Doors at 7:00 pm
Show at 7:30 pm
Born from creativity and a lust to be free in music, Josh McKinley (Saint John), John Morrison (Saint John) and Darrell Williams (New York) have brought their musical tastes together to form a completely original sound that is sonically comparable to Jazz, Latin, World, Funk & Fusion. This forging of talent and players has opened up a side of music that is exciting and fresh, mixing sounds of the past with sounds of the present.
Josh McKinley has been playing guitar since he was 13 years old. It was a passion that he started to take more seriously after finishing school. Since then, he has played with and founded almost a dozen local groups, has toured all the Maritime provinces with multiple bands and has toured halfway across Canada several times. Never having taken formal music or guitar lessons, Josh has adapted over his career to form a natural & original approach to the guitar. He has been recorded on 2 released albums and is no stranger to sitting in with artists/groups in a live setting. Music is Magic, and while watching Josh play the guitar, that is what you can expect to feel.
John Morrison has been playing drums professionally for over 20 years. He has toured internationally several times and played to crowds of 75,000 people. John has studied with a few notable drums teachers including Joe McIntyre & Norman Calp. He toured for 2 years in 2008/2009 with Canadian group the Northern Pikes. In 2008, he was featured on the cover of Drum etc... Canadian drum magazine and participated in a drum competition in Toronto, Canada where he won the fastest stroke competition. John is an absolute beast behind the kit and has been compared to drummers like John Bonham and Buddy Rich.
Darrell Williams may as well have been born with a bass guitar. He has been playing music professionally for over 35 years. Born in New York, Darrell made his way to Canada in the late 70's touring North America with a show band. In 1989 he settled down outside Fredericton N.B. and began tearing up the East Coast music scene, changing the boundaries of how people looked at the bass guitar. Darrell has played with many great artists over the years including Dave Wilcox, Matt Anderson and Jeff Healey. When Darrell straps his bass on, something crazy is about to happen and if you don't watch, or you might miss it.
These three enjoy pleasing audiences with their tasteful and explosive jams. At a McKinley Morrison & Williams show, you can expect a beautiful, melodic and groove based musical fusion, bass solos, guitar wizardry, and a borderline drum clinic performance. Get out to see these cats and the magic that they are creating!