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Always Often / Press

“Always Often Mike Angus / mikeangus@vueweekly.com » Twisted tunes: Always Often veers away from traditional jazz After a career spent hammering away at jazz open stages and playing standards and traditionals to death, the founding members of Always Often finally broke off in a direction to follow their true jazz passions: original tunes and arrangements that thrill them and the growing audiences that the group is attracting.”

“Always Often delivers a smoking version of jazz with a rootsy fusion of gypsy and Latin undertones. Five accomplished Edmonton-based musicians: Dan McDonald on sax; Zoran Bobic on vocals, trumpet and accordion; Deni Guenette on drums; Ralph Pretz on guitar; and Chris Grapel on bass collaborate to bring you big sound that is distinctly fresh, always bold and often brassy. This charismatic band brings a great energy to the stage that is joyfully infectious.”