Peripheral Vision is one of the most exciting and innovative jazz quartets on the international jazz scene, performing together for over 10 years. Based in Toronto, Canada, 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.
Following up on their JUNO nomination, Peripheral Vision is excited to be touring in support of their fifth CD release, the monumental double album, Irrational Revelation and Mutual Humiliation. They also were awarded the Montreal Jazz Festival’s Galaxie Rising Star Award. 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.
2016 JUNO nominee, best Jazz Album of the Year: Group
2012 Galaxie Rising Star Award Winner – Montreal Jazz Festival
Downbeat Magazine Editor’s Pick:
“What’s most striking, though, is Peripheral Vision’s stylistic range…the band can play post-bop just as convincingly as they can invoke chamber music or art-rock.” – J.D. Considine, Downbeat
“After 10 years and five records, Toronto quartet Peripheral Vision have firmly established themselves as one of our country’s finest and most interesting groups.” – Brad Barker – JazzFM91
„Unfailingly fresh, incalculable and rewarding, Peripheral Vision is giving jazz the swift kick in the pants that it needs.” – S. Victor Aaron, Something Else!
★★★★ The Globe and Mail
Trevor Hogg – tenor saxophone
Don Scott – guitar
Michael Herring – bass
Nick Fraser – drums