The Wooden Hill album release party at The Rex

In July 2015, John Cheesman suffered a life-changing stroke. Just two days before that, he finished recording on his sole album, "The Wooden Hill" - the very album we are gathering to celebrate on January 7, 2017!

John is a veteran jazz musician, composer and arranger, whose 40+ years in the music industry have touched many - musicians and fans alike. The Wooden Hill showcases several of John's masterful and varied compositions for his 14-piece big band The John Cheesman Jazz Orchestra.

Showcasing work spanning the last 30-odd years, The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar will host the CD release party - the very place that has long been home to John's monthly jazz night. Order of Canada recipient Terry Clarke will be sitting in the drum seat for this special show.

On January 7th, 2017 from 3:30 - 6:30, join 14 of Canada's most talented jazz musicians in celebrating the album release of The John Cheesman Jazz Orchestra's The Wooden Hill.

It's sure to be a barn-burner, and the man himself will be there to host the event.

We look so forward to seeing you!

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