Marilyn Lerner in concert April 2, 2017
Lukas Pearse - Artistic Director, Upstream Music Association
Birds of Paradox (Vancouver) at Open Waters Festival 2016
Janice Jackson of Vocalypse at Open Waters Festival 2016
Toronto's The Cluttertones at the Open Waters Festival 2016
Symphony Nova Scotia at Open Waters Festival 2016
Amy Brandon plays at 7:30PM Friday Jan. 8, 2016 at The Sir James Dunn Theatre
Tim Crofts at the piano. Open Waters 2015
Joe McPhee with Free Delivery featured at Open Waters 2015
Paul Plimley in concert Oct. 26, 2014
Victoriaville, 2013
Upstream Orchestra at Musique Actuelle, Victoriaville, May 2013

Performances & workshops

Marilyn Lerner in concert with the Upstream Ensemble

Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax
Adults; $20 Students/ Seniors/ Upstream members $15
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Upstream Music hosts pianist Marilyn Lerner for a concert with the Upstream Ensemble of nine musicians. Artistic Director, Lukas Pearse will be playing bass with Marilyn and percussionist Doug Cameron to begin the evening. Following this intimate trio of performers there will be a gathering of the Upstream Ensemble for a sonic treat.

Genre defying pianist/improviser Marilyn Lerner performs to acclaim internationally, from her native Montreal to Havana, from Jerusalem to Amsterdam and the Ukraine.  Her groundbreaking recordings have garnered much recognition, including her 2 solo recordings Luminance and Romanian Fantasy and Special Angel with Sonny Greenwich.  Her intimate knowledge of the piano, combined with a fearless experimental and passionate spirit  render her a true original. Lerner’s work spans the worlds of jazz, creative improvisation, klezmer, and 20th century classical music. 

 Along with her innovative solo piano work, Lerner records and performs in her free jazz trio with drummer Lou Grassi and bassist Ken Filiano. She has toured with the Queen Mab Trio, and the Ig Henneman Sextet. Lerner has appeared with Tito Puente, Gerry Hemingway, Steve Lacy, and Sonny Greenwich. and in the New Jewish music scene, with Adrienne Cooper, Frank London, From Both Ends of the Earth, Alicia Svigals and David Wall.

She has two new jazz/improvised recordings coming out in 2016, Strange Attractors, the Ugly Beauties’ 2nd CD, and Lerner/Filiano/Grassi - Live at Edgefest, to be released on NoBusiness Records.