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For Immediate Release • November, 2009

The Ernesto Cervini Quartet – Little Black Bird
Live at The Rex
Saturday, December 5th • Sunday, December 6th
Price – TBD • Music 9:30PM
“Ernesto Cervini is at the top of the list of new young talents. I was fortunate to have him with me on tour in Japan along with the great Neil Swainson on bass. Our producer, Mitsuo Johfu summed it up perfectly when he said, ‘We have a great new drummer!’ “ Gene DiNovi
Toronto born drummer/composer Ernesto Cervini is back with his sophomore release, Little Black Bird, an album that promises to make this New York City based percussionist a household name. His explosive and imaginative drumming, combined with his innovative compositions, continues to push the musical boundaries, making him an upcoming and in-demand player. The Ernesto Cervini Quartet will be performing live at The Rex on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 at 9:30PM.

Little Black Bird, released on Orange Grove Records and distributed by Anzic Records, was inspired by Cervini’s personal and musical life being split between Toronto and New York City. Recorded in Toronto at Canterbury Music Corp by Jeremy Darby and mixed by James Farber, Little Black Bird is an intensely personal recording with a musical range of fast swing, straight 8 groove to a couple of sweet and intellectually paced ballads. This album features musicians Joel Fraham (sax), Adrean Farrugia (piano) and Jon Maharaj (bass).

Ernesto, holder of a Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music, is no stranger to the jazz community. He’s shared the stage with many high profile players such as Joe Lovano, Clark Terry, Cleo Laine and Buddy DeFranco and opened for Herbie Hancock, Kenny Garrett and Poncho Sanchez – just to name a few!

Cervini’s debut album, Here (2006), won the hearts of music critics across the country. Geoff Chapman of the Toronto Star says “Cervini is propulsively active, creating textural and rhythmic tension at will, yet he dons a calm, subtly sophisticated hat for the album's three ballads.” Irwin Block of the Montreal Gazette writes “(Cervini's) solos expand the melody and rhythm, and his passion and tasteful restraint should ensure a bright future.”.

Ernesto Cervini has all the elements brewing to make him a household name. One listen to Little Black Bird and you’ll know why.

The Ernesto Cervini Quartet – Little Black Bird
Live at The Rex
Saturday, December 5th • Sunday, December 6th
Price – TBD • Music 9:45PM


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