Kootenay writers Almeda Glenn Miller, Leesa Dean and Renee Jackson-Harper host an evening of family stories. In the intimate setting of the Muriel Griffiths Room, let's share some stories about family reunions, dinner parties, potlucks and those quirky family members who always show up! Pitch your story to us prior to Nov. 18th or just show up, sign up, line up, and tell us your story. WARNING: These stories are timed. After five minutes White Buffalo stampedes the stage. If you have any concerns aobut this give us a call.
Led by jazz guitarist, composer and arranger Michael Occhipinti and featuring Rome-based singer Pilar, the Sicilian Jazz Project has dazzled audiences world-wide with its intriguing mix of Sicilian folk material and the best elements of modern jazz, world music and chamber music. Using Sicilian folk music as its starting point, the group takes the audience on a journey that reveals the drama and passion of Sicily’s past and showcase the global sound and great musicianship of modern day Toronto.
This band crosses boundaries from renditions of Sinatra and Hank Williams to bluegrass and rock and roll, using vocal prowess and its eclectic instrumental savvy to deliver a unique sound. Brian Kalbfleisch on vocals/ukelele, Craig Korth on banjo/dobro/vocals, Clinton Swanson on woodwinds/vocals, Rob Fahie on acoustic bass/vocals and Graham Tracey on drums/vocals.
Donnie Clark on trumpet, Clinton Swanson on saxophones, Doug Stephenson on guitar, and Rob Fahie on acoustic bass. Blending melody, improv, harmony, and textures, these four veteran jazz musicians deliver a lush sound that explores the delights of jazz.
You have to know the rules in order to break them. Andrea Superstein knows the rules. And she breaks them. Gleefully taking swing, blues, Latin and ballad and subtly infusing pop, indie rock and other unexpected elements, she as Tom Harrison, music critic for the Vancouver Province, said, is “redefining jazz.” Playing on her eclectic tastes and broad musical knowledge, Superstein takes listeners on a musical trip that starts in Tin Pan Alley and twists its way to today.
New York trombonist Mike Fahie presents modern jazz arrangements of classical music -- vivid re-imaginings of Bach, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Bartok, Chopin and others in the language of the 21st Century jazz. With Doug Stephenson on guitar, Rob Fahie on bass and drummer Jesse Cahill.
Versatile doesn't begin to describe singer Laura Landsberg's performances, given the range of her voice and the breadth of material she interprets in a jazz style.
Led by guitarist Doug Stephenson, this ensemble is the very definition of cool, easy-listening jazz.
Whether Juno and National Jazz Awards nominee Melody Diachun performs jazz standards, Broadway tunes or pop songs, her warm voice and polished stage presence delight audiences of all ages and tastes.
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Ron Hallliday and his tight band take jazz, blues and popular tunes to unexpected and delightful places.