The award-winning Jodi Proznick Quartet is a fresh, intense, swinging and highly interactive group led by bassist Jodi Proznick, who has shared the stage with international stars such as George Coleman, Ed Thigpen, David Fathead Newman, Charles McPherson, Seamus Blake, Eddie Daniels, Sheila Jordan and Mark Murphy. Joining Jodi are three of Canada’s greatest musical talents: Tilden Webb on piano, Steve Kaldestad on tenor saxophone and Jesse Cahill on drums. The repertoire includes originals by the band members as well as new interpretations of compositions by some of the great composers of our time, including Duke Ellington, Lennon/McCartney, Joni Mitchell and Peter Gabriel.
This group released their debut CD “Foundations” on Cellar Live on 2006 to critical acclaim. It was nominated for a Juno award and was awarded both Album and Acoustic Group of the Year at the National Jazz Awards in 2007.
The quartet has been playing together in various configurations for over 15 years. All members were students at McGill University during the late eighties and early nineties. Tilden and Steve are originally from Regina and played together in high school ensembles. Jodi and Jesse are from the West Coast and also met during their high school years. The decades-long musical and personal connection is why this group is so special.
This band is full of surprises – an eclectic mix of the old and new.