Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop
Tara Davidson – Alto/Soprano Saxophones, Flute
Joel Frahm – Tenor Saxophone
William Carn – Trombone
Adrean Farrugia – Piano
Dan Loomis – Bass
Ernesto Cervini – Drums
Innovative and electrifying, Toronto jazz drummer Ernesto Cervini has energy to burn, whether radiating it from behind his kit or working on any number of musical and educational projects. Cervini has added two more instruments to the fold to create the new sextet, Turboprop. The band features his regular quartet of Joel Frahm on Tenor Saxophone, Adrean Farrugia on Piano, Dan Loomis on Bass and Cervini on Drums, plus Tara Davidson on Alto Saxophone and William Carn on Trombone.
The band’s sound is reminiscent to the hard swinging Jazz Messenger bands of Art Blakey, although they tackle a wide range of music; from Charlie Parker to Claude Debussy to Radiohead, plus originals from all the band members. They have already toured twice across Canada to rave reviews, and released their debut album on ANZIC Records (NYC) in the spring of 2015.