Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jazz at Presentation House Studio Returns September 12

Yes, we’re doing it again! Jazz at Presentation House Studio, the little concert series that could, returns September 12 for our 4th year of weekly concerts.  After a well-deserved summer rest, I'm really excited to hear lots of new music, to perform with amazing musician friends, and to mix and mingle with our wonderful audiences.  
Jazz at Presentation House Studio 
is an artist-run, weekly series embracing the full spectrum of jazz and improvised music from trad to post-bop, free improv to world music fusions. Presentation House Studio is an historic former church with excellent acoustics where the audience can be up close and personal with the musicians. It is easily accessible by public transit and is located just a few blocks from Lonsdale Quay. Lots of free parking. Come and join us for great music and a relaxed weeknight hangout.
333 Chesterfield Avenue (3rd St. one block west of Lonsdale) North Vancouver
Wednesdays at 8:00pm.
Admission $10 at the door. Free tea and cookies.
September 12   Copy/paste and Dobson Quintet
Copy/Paste is new electronic/pop group presenting covers and originals with Emma Postl (voice), Nancy Leticia (keyboard & laptop), Mili Hong (drums). The Dobson Quintet will “cover you in a deluge of tears and fears and weird dreams as they play originals inspired by things that they love and things that they don’t love.” With Alex Dobson (bass), Josh Wright (drums), Leo Bae (keys), John Nicholson – tenor sax, Keith Sinclair – guitar.
September 19   Ameoba
Amoeba is a collective of Vancouver young lions exploring composed and improvised material. Playing a mix of standards and originals, the band comprises  Mike Agranovich (guitar), Stefan Thordarson (violin), Eli Davidovici (bass), and Mili Hong (drums).
September 26   Jared Burrows Sextet
A brand new project featuring arrangements of Burrow’s original tunes played by some of Vancouver’s finest: Dave Robbins (drums), Brent Gubbels (bass), Bill Clark (trumpet), Steve Kaldestad (tenor), Dennis Esson (trombone), Jared Burrows (guitar).
October 3   Words and Music
Acclaimed poet, Daniela Elza, reads her richly evocative poetry in collaboration with veteran improvising musicians Bill Clark (trumpet), Clyde Reed (bass), and Jared Burrows (guitar).  
October 10   Fran├žois Houle Trio
Fran├žois Houle’s work is always searching for the unusual, while retaining a deep respect for musical tradition. This trio features Stephen Fisk (guitar) and Karlis Silins (bass) and performs original material focusing on the lyrical aspect of jazz.  Influenced by the work of great clarinetists of the past and present (Goodman, John Carter, Jimmy Giuffre, Don Byron), Houle’s compositions are at times seductive, reflective, and imbued with virtuosity. Houle was recently shortlisted in the prestigious Downbeat magazine’s Annual Critic’s poll as best clarinetist and rising star. He is recognized as one of the leading proponents of the clarinet on today’s music scene.
More music to come every Wednesday! Watch the Vancouverjazz calendar and forum for updates.