I took the summer off from blogging and some other things too. The summer in Vancouver has lasted so far into September that I feel reluctant to get back to work on teaching and playing music. Nevertheless, Autumn is officially upon us and there are gigs to play. I am very fortunate to be involved in a wide range of exciting musical projects. Please come out and hear some great music and be part of the scene.
Sept 25 - JB Trio at Tangent Cafe. 8:30-11:30pm No cover. food and drink are excellent. I'll be playing with Kerry Galloway (bass) and Joe Poole (drums). Mostly jazz standards stretched and pulled into new shapes. 2095 Commercial Drive.
Sept 28 - Swamp People at Tangent Cafe. 6-9pm. I'll be performing the music of Jimmy Giuffre with two young geniuses: Geoff Claridge (bass clarinet), Emma Postl (voice). 2095 Commercial Drive.
Oct 8 - Danderfer/Claridge Quintet at Presentation House. 8pm. $10 at the door. Free tea and cookies. Playing the music of Benny Goodman and his successors with clarinettists Geoff Claridge and James Danderfer, Joe Poole (drums), Graham Clark (bass). 333 Chesterfield, North Van.
Oct 16 - Terry Riley's "In C" at Capilano U. Fir 113. Free admission. 11:40am.
Oct 17 - the Offering of Curtis Andrews at Cafe Deux Soleil. 8-10pm. Curtis' indo-afro-jazz-rock fusion extravaganza with a 7 piece band for your listening and dancing pleasure. 2096 Commercial Drive.
Oct 22 - Indian Music at Presentation House. 8pm. $10 at the door. Free tea and cookies. Classical Indian music from North and South and all points in between with renowned sarode player, David Trasoff, Karnatic vocalist, Vidyasagar Vankayala, Curtis Andrews (mrdangam), and me.
Oct 23 - David Trasoff (sarode) and Sunny Matharu (tabla) play at Capilano U, Fir 113, 11:40am. Free admission. I will join these two fine fellows for a few tunes.
Oct 26 and 27 - Convergence: Capilano Jazz Faculty Concert and Live Recording. 21 of Vancouver's finest jazz musicians work at Capilano U. The concert will feature all of them in various combinations, with special compositions and arrangements written just for this show. Click here for tickets and info. Oct 26 is for the public. Oct 27 for Cap Jazz students.
Nov 6 - Music of Kenny Wheeler at Capilano U. Fir 113, 11:00-1:00. Free admission. Bassist, Dr. Paul Rushka, presents a lecture on the music of Kenny Wheeler followed by a concert of that music with Brad Turner (trumpet), Dave Robbins (drums), Dennis Esson (trombone), and Bill Coon and I on guitars.
Nov 7 Colin MacDonald Pocket Orchestra plays Eliezer's, "Fantasia. Port Moody. Details TBA.
Nov 12 - Music of Kenny Wheeler and Benefit for Doreen Wheeler at Presentation House. Brad Turner (trumpet), Dave Robbins (drums), Dennis Esson (trombone), and Bill Coon and I on guitars. 8pm. $10 at the door. 333 Chesterfield, North Van.