TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 5th Annual
Gala is excited to announce that it has today added two legends of the
international jazz world to its already exciting lineup.
The addition of New Orleans icons Ellis and his son Branford Marsalis
elevates the evening to new heights, as the duo perform in honour of Canadian
jazz luminary, the late Oscar Peterson. Branford, a three-time Grammy Award
winner and world-renowned saxophonist, will perform Peterson's Wheatland
alongside his father Ellis, who is the premier jazz pianist in New Orleans.
This performance will be the first time that the two have played Wheatland
together in public. Ellis originally learned the composition in the early
1990's for his Canadian tour with the Ellis Marsalis Trio.
For full details on the 2008 Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame inductees
and performers, including bios and photos please visit www.cansong.ca.
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