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Jayme Stone & The Other Side of the Air

Jayme Stone (banjo) | Ron Miles (trumpet) | Jean-Luc Davis (bass) | Marc Dalio (drums)

Two-time Juno Award winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world. His brand new album, The Other Side of the Air, is a travelogue of imaginary landscapes and faraway lands. The album traverses the Cinnamon Route through Persia and India and revisits and reinvents melodies Stone collected in West Africa. In concert, you’ll also catch them playing a Bach fugue, a Trinidadian Calypso, Bulgarian mountain dance and Stone’s own tiny symphonies.

“The Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo.”
GLOBE AND MAIL

“I take back what I said about Jayme Stone.”
STEVE MARTIN

“This is what the future of the banjo sounds like.”
SONGLINES

“Delicate, imaginative and unusual music.”
TIME OUT NEW YORK

“Fantastic new album…carrying the banjo far from the bluegrass context.”
DOWNBEAT

“This music sounds like nothing else on earth.”
TORONTO STAR

“Stone‚Äôs airs evoke the sensation of simply being in the world, alive and aware.”
WASHINGTON POST