Winners of the 2013 TD Grand Jazz Award from the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Hutchinson Andrew Trio plays it straight with Prairie Modern (Chronograph Records, 2014). The album was produced with support from the Canada Council for the Arts and Alberta Music.
The trio is comprised of Kodi Hutchinson, bass; Chris Andrew, piano; and Karl Schwonik, drums. Hutchinson has performed on the Canadian scene since 1992. Among his associations are Ingrid Jensen, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. He is an instructor at the University of Calgary’s Summer Jazz Program. Andrew graduated in 1990 from Grant MacEwan College, and since then has been on the Alberta scene. He has performed with Joshua Redmon, Pete Christlieb, Paquito D’Rivera, Jump Orchestra and the Edmonton Symphony.
Special guests on this date are saxophonist Donny McCaslin, who appears on five songs, and percussionist Rogerio Boccto, who contributes to three tracks.