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Cam Britton Collective

by Cam Britton Collective

Original modern jazz music by this Canadian, up and coming saxophone prodigy.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. 3 and 7
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2. Thumb Piano
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3. Young Heart
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4. The Melody
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5. Soft Spring
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6. Wayne
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7. Prelude in E minor
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
• March 23, 2007 performed with Nandita Dias and Luis Mario Ochoa at Plaza Flamingo, Toronto (423 College St.). Cameron brought the sold out crowd of 500 people into hysterics with is soloing.
• Toured the Caribbean in July 2005 with the Voices of Bahá. Played the major concert halls of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Trinidad, and Florida alongside Grammy award winner KC Porter, writer and producer for acts such as Ricky Martin and Santana.
• Standing ovation with the All Smiles Jazz Quartet at their 4th annual appearance at the Sarnia, ON “ArtWalk” Festival. June 2, 07.
• Packed houses all over Toronto’s thriving music scene at venues such as the Rex, the Courthouse, the Concord, the Richmond, Holy Joe’s, and Ciao Eddie...
• Honours Graduate of the renowned music program of Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

VERSATILITY
• Swing, Latin, Dance, Electronic—Music that fits.
• Variety of instrumentation.
• Cameron plays Alto and Soprano Sax and Piano on the record.


Biography

Cameron Britton was born in 1984 in Burlington, ON. He spent most of his childhood growing up in the small beach town of Grand Bend where he began to learn the piano at age 4 and the saxophone at age 10.
His talent and passion for music blossomed during high school at St. Christopher=s, Sarnia. He found his voice on the saxophone with the now Toronto based singer/songwriter Kevin Howley, and All Smiles Jazz Quartet. Cameron received awards and accolades for musical achievement throughout his high school years.
In September 2003, Cameron began his studies at Humber College, Toronto, in the Bachelor of Music Performance program. There he further explored his unique sound with many talented young players such as Sophia Perlman, Tyler Emond, Tom Juhas and Jon Meyers.
In the spring and summer of 2005 Cameron performed weekly with the original pop/rock band, Platypi. The band was featured at the Toronto Jazz Festival and the Burlington Sound of Music Festival.
Cameron has recorded with Platypi, The Kevin Howley Project, The Cam Britton Collective, The All Smiles Jazz Quartet, Roseanne Howell, and Russell Jenison.
In July 2005 Cameron toured the Caribbean with the international choir, The Voices of Bahá, led by Tom Price. The group included Grammy award winner KC Porter, writer and producer for Ricky Martin and Carlos Santana. The choir performed major concert halls in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico (where the band was joined by national icon, Nydia Caro), Venezuela (where the band recorded for television), Trinidad, Jamaica, and Florida.
On March 23, 2007 Cameron performed with Nandita Dias and Cuban born guitarist/arranger/singer, Luis Mario Ochoa. The event was held at Plaza Flamingo in Toronto, ON in support of three Latin American NGO’s. Cameron brought the sold out crowd of five hundred people into hysterics with his soloing.
Cameron is an Honours graduate of Humber College’s renowned music program and is currently completing his bachelor of music degree. He continues to perform regularly with the funky and soulful Kevin Howley Project, and with The All Smiles Jazz Quartet. Cameron has recently relocated to Montréal, QC and is already taking the music scene by storm. Look out for his brand new project, The Cam Britton Collective, which blends jazz, funk, classical and electronics. Their new CD is available online and in stores now!


Track Descriptions

3 and 7 – Based of the standard “Four” and composed in the style of Lennie Tristano and Lee Konitz.

Thumb Piano – A quirky and bluesy melody, featuring a real African Thumb Piano!

Young Heart – by Jessie Roy. This vocal feature and pop jazz ballad will be the focus track of the album. It will help us get played on more straight ahead radio, like Jazz FM 91

The Melody at Night – Inspired by the 1970’s writing of Keith Jarrett, this tune has this emotion and simplicity of pop, with the sophistication of jazz.

Soft Spring – Breathtaking melody, inspired by Canadian jazz great Kenny Wheeler. A captivating call and response melody between the sax and guitar.

Wayne – Modern jazz at its best, inspired by the great Wayne Shorter

Prelude in E minor – A highly original arrangement of this classic Chopin composition. Beautifully orchestrated for large jazz ensemble.

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Doris Wakeman

Cam Britton Collective
I love it. It's in my player all the time. I am always looking forward to the next bar, the next note - fantastic, unique, sometimes sultry, sometimes light.
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