The Ernie Kalwa Trio/Quartet
Recent Audio Samples from our new CD “The Autumn Leaves”
(Released December 2006)
Click on the song titles below to hear the audio clips…
11. St. Thomas
Bonus Tracks (not on the CD)
Some Day My Prince Will Come
(with Henry Strong on Bass)
(with Jack McFadden on Bass)
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For the first time on CD, Ernie Kalwa and his Quartet make their debut with this popular collection of jazz standards. Having played professionally throughout Ontario for over fifteen years, they’ve assembled some of their favourite requests into an enjoyable mix of Swing, Latin, and a ballad thrown in for good measure. Timeless classics create the perfect programme and a sparkling atmosphere for any occasion.
The Ernie Kalwa Quartet
Ernie Kalwa – Tenor Saxophone; Baritone Saxophone on tracks 1, 6, and 8
Bradley Moggach – Piano
Jack McFadden – Bass (tracks 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, and 11)
Henry Strong – Bass (tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, and 8)
Michael Wood – Drums and Percussion
The leader and founder of the Royal City Saxophone Quartet, Ernie is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Mathematics and Music. A native of Peterborough , Ontario , Ernie now calls Elora home. He studied piano briefly from the age of eight, and became more serious at age 12 when he picked up the saxophone. He played his first professional gig at 14, and was active in dance bands, concert bands, Dixieland, R&B, and saxophone quartets. Saving up his paper-route money, he bought his first tenor sax on his 16th birthday with some help from his dad – Ernie Sr. He studied saxophone at Humber College with Pat LaBarbera, and later in North Carolina with James Houlik. He has played in numerous bands and has traveled to many jazz events and festivals throughout the United States and Canada . His many influences include Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt, and Hank Mobley.
Ernie has served several terms as President of the Central Ontario Musicians’ Association (Kitchener Local 226 of the American Federation of Musicians), and is a competitive fly-fisherman. In June 2006, Ernie finished as one of the top ten Canadian fly-anglers in the 4th National Fly-Fishing Championships held on the Grand River and Conestoga Rivers .
Producer: Ernie Kalwa
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Brian Hewson
Mastering Engineer: Andrew St. George of Le Mix
Mixing Consultant: Peter Randell
Recorded March 25 and April 1, 2006
at Escarpment Sound Studio, Acton, Ontario, Canada.
Ernie Kalwa plays Selmer saxophones and Légère Reeds (www.legere.com).
Cover Photo: Autumn on The Grand River, Ontario © 2004 by Glenn Davy (www.glenndavy.com)
Back Photo by Bradley Moggach
Black Hat Photo – Janette Gajic of Grandview Photography (www.grandviewphotography.com)
Straw Hat Photo – The Woolwich Observer (www.woolwichobserver.com)
Copyright © 2006 Ernie Kalwa, All rights reserved.
Made in Canada
Archival Audio Samples (1995)