Peripheral Vision

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Peripheral Vision - Jazz Live Act in Toronto

Peripheral Vision Short Info

Peripheral Vision is one of the most exciting and innovative jazz quartets to have recently appeared on the international jazz scene. Based in Toronto, the creative leaders of the group are long time musical collaborators, guitarist Don Scott and bassist Michael Herring. They have assembled a synergistic musical unit designed to push the boundaries of jazz while engaging the listener with a grooving, toe-tapping immediacy. Their distinctive musical voice bridges tradition and innovation, with deeply felt influences ranging from jazz, rock, classical, and improv, with a focus on dynamic group interaction.

Peripheral Vision was recently featured at the Montreal Jazz Festival, where they were awarded the Galaxie Rising Star Award. Having just released their highly anticipated third album, Sheer Tyranny Of Will, they maintain a busy touring schedule in support of their three critically acclaimed albums. Scott and Herring are joined by saxophonist Trevor Hogg and drummer Nick Fraser. While the compositions are Herring and Scott's, Peripheral Vision is defined by its group rapport. Bringing back the anything-is-possible democratic approach of both 1960's jazz and garage bands, the music takes shape as a collective process. This no-holds-barred philosophy is at the root of Peripheral Vision's explosive performances.

2012 Galaxie Rising Star Award Winner - Montreal Jazz Festival

"Unfailingly fresh, incalculable and rewarding, Peripheral Vision is giving jazz the swift kick in the pants that it needs.” - S. Victor Aaron, Something Else!

"Peripheral Vision displays an amazing cohesion of sound as they cut a wide harmonic path that perhaps only a dozen other bands in North America could touch. Genres are transcended and boundaries are smashed.” - criticaljazz.com

"Dominated by lively counterpoint...with constantly shifting and inventive underpinnings" - Downbeat Magazine

★★★★ The Globe and Mail

Personnel:
Trevor Hogg - tenor saxophone
Don Scott - guitar
Michael Herring - bass
Nick Fraser - drums

Peripheral Vision is one of the most exciting and innovative jazz quartets to have recently appeared on the international jazz scene. Based in Toronto, the creative leaders of the group are long time musical collaborators, guitarist Don Scott and bassist Michael Herring. They have assembled a synergistic musical unit designed to push the boundaries of jazz while engaging the listener with a grooving, toe-tapping immediacy. Their distinctive musical voice bridges tradition and innovation, with deeply felt influences ranging from jazz, rock, classical, and improv, with a focus on dynamic group interaction.

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Past Gigs Peripheral Vision

  • 11 | 2015 Toronto, ON Monthly Series @ Tranzac Club
  • 11 | 2015 Vienna, AT European tour
  • 11 | 2015 Hamburg, DE European tour
  • 11 | 2015 The Hague, NL European tour
  • 11 | 2015 Berlin, DE European tour
  • 11 | 2015 Dresden, DE European tour
  • 11 | 2015 Leipzig, DE European tour
  • 11 | 2015 Cologne, DE European tour
  • 11 | 2015 Brussels, BE European tour
  • 11 | 2015 Toronto, ON Monthly Series @ Tranzac Club
  • 04 | 2015 Berlin, DE Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Berlin, DE Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Weimar, DE Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Dresden, DE Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Prague, CZ Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Leipzig, DE Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Krakow, PL Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Krakow, PL Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Rostock, DE Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Innsbruck, AT Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Nuremberg, DE Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Düsseldorf, DE Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 04 | 2015 Hamburg, DE Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 03 | 2015 Barcelona, ES Sheer Tyranny Of Will - European CD Release Tour
  • 02 | 2015 Torono, ON Monthly series @ The Tranzac, Toronto
  • 02 | 2015 Antigonish, NS Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 St. John's, NL Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Charlottetown, PEI Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Middleton, NS Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Toronto, ON Monthly series @ The Tranzac, Toronto
  • 01 | 2015 Kemptville, ON Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Montreal, QC Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Winnipeg, MB Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Brandon, MB Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Regina, SK Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Saskatoon, SK Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Edmonton, AB Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Red Deer, AB Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Fernie, BC Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Vancouver, BC Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Victoria, BC Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 01 | 2015 Colwood, BC Sheer Tyranny Of Will - Canadian CD Release Tour
  • 12 | 2014 Toronto, ON Monthly series @ The Tranzac, Toronto
  • 11 | 2014 Toronto, ON Monthly series @ The Tranzac, Toronto
  • 11 | 2014 Waterloo, ON Jazz Room - gig with 6-piece expanded band
  • 11 | 2014 Toronto, ON The Rex - local gig with 6-piece expanded band

Discography Peripheral Vision

  • 2014 Sheer Tyranny Of Will Album | independent
  • 2011 Spectacle: LIVE Album | independent
  • 2010 Peripheral Vision Album | independent

Media

  • Video Peripheral Vision - "Sheer ...
  • Sound Backbone
  • Sound Robbed And Ridiculed
  • Video Peripheral Vision - The Blu...
  • Sound Charleston Heston
  • Sound Sheer Tyranny Of Will

Fan Radar

426 Follower

Origin

  • Toronto CA

Founded

  • 2008

Members

  • Don Scott guitar, co-leader
  • Michael Herring bass, co-leader
  • Trevor Hogg saxophone
  • Nick Fraser drums