"The message is that the entire album is a highlight and not to be missed."
"Boasting ten pieces when at full capacity, trumpeter Derrick Gardner and his Jazz Prophets boast a Jazz Messenger-like power."
Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
"You can never get enough great bop or big band, and Echoes of Ethnicity collides the two for a release that's letter perfect in every possible way."
"Sultry, sensuous, and very reminiscent of the late 1950’s and 60’s, hard-bop ensembles blend with a hint of the new and refreshing mix of unexplored territory interjected by Gardner himself."
"the arrangements are top-notch, the songwriting is tight and the re-imagining of covers creative"
Cool Wednesday Night Hang at Orbit Room in March
Cool Wednesday Night Hang – No cover. Wed, March 4, 8pm Wed, March 11, 8pm Wed, March 18, 8pm Wed, March...
Derrick Gardner plays The Alberta International Band Festival – March 14th
Derrick Gardner is Featured Artist and Guest Conductor for Alberta Int’l Band Festival. The Alberta International Band Festivals is recognized for...