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Tenor saxophone tours de force, ‘THE TWO TENORS’ — ALEX DEAN and PERRY WHITE — blow back into the Home Smith Bar with MARK EISENMAN on piano, and DUNCAN HOPKINS on bass, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.

Tenor chair holder in ‘The Boss Brass’ for two decades; charter member of the Rob McConnell Tentet; multiple Juno and Grammy Award nominee and winner; named Toronto Star ‘Jazz Musician of the Year’; and revered as one of Canada’s foremost jazz saxophonists, reedman ALEX DEAN has played and recorded with the world’s jazz hierarchy during a stellar career as an award-winning musician, clinician, artistic director, and jazz educator.

With a distinctive sound “steeped in the tradition of jazz and charged with the energy and experimentation of modern music”, Vancouver native PERRY WHITE’s staggering list of career credentials ranges from a 25-year membership with ‘The Shuffle Demons’ to playing with ‘The Boss Brass’ and pretty much everyone in between.  His expressive tone and lyrical approach to playing the entire family of saxophones have kept him busy performing with jazz greats all around the world for nearly three decades.