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Neil Fraser – Bill Lockie – Jordan Dick

Live @ The Nexus at First – 450 Okanagan Ave SE

Thursday February 23rd – 7pm (doors @ 630)

Neil Fraser – Guitar

Bill Lockie – Bass

Jordan Dick – Guitar

CORY WEEDS QUARTET FEATURING HAROLD MABERN

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Live @ The Nexus at First – 450 Okanagan Ave SE

Thursday February 9th – 7pm (doors @ 630)

Admission by donation – $20 suggested donation for this event

Featuring Harold Mabern on piano, Cory Weeds on tenor saxophone, Michael Glynn on bass, Julian MacDonough on Drums

This quartet was put together Canadian Jazz Impresario Cory Weeds to commemorate the 13th anniversary of his Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver, BC. Weeds is a respected saxophonist who has released ten critically acclaimed albums under his own name including As Of Now with Harold Mabern. His latest release This Happy Madness with The Jeff Hamilton Trio graced the Jazz Week Charts for 17 weeks including 2 weeks at #1.

The charming piano master Harold Mabern is an unforgettable performer. He turns every performance into an informal master class regaling audiences with his first-hand account of jazz history and some of the best piano playing you will ever hear. Is there a more ebullient or convincing advocate for jazz today? His music is marked by unmistakable purpose and harmonic authority and he employs a powerful technique and deep insight into a wide range of repertoire from the Great American Songbook to his own soulful originals.

Mabern’s piano style has been described as being “aggressive, very positive, crashing out chords that drop like pile drivers and warming up and down the keyboard with huge, whooping bursts of action”, while, at the same time, he shows “a keen sensitivity” as “an extremely perceptive accompanist. He has played and recorded with a who’s who of jazz including Lee Morgan, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean and Wes Montgomery to name a few.

 

Green Room – Live @ The Nexus at First – Jan 26th – 7pm

The group Green Room started in Salmon Arm in late 2015 as a vehicle for Peter
Clark (guitars and bass)and Elaine Holmes (vocals, guitar) to perform their unique
adaptations of repertoire both familiar and exotic.  Jim Johnston joins on
keyboards to make a trio of the group.
Along with a large number of traditional Jazz standards, they also regularly perform
Latin music and surprising re-workings of folk and popular songs. That have performed
more than 50 shows in the North Okanagan in 2016.

Bernie Addington Trio – Jan 12th – Live @ the Nexus – 7pm

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Bernie Addington – Bass

Craig Thompson – Saxophones

George Blondheim – Piano

Live @ The Nexus at First

Address: 450 Okanagan Ave SE

Sandy Cameron/Terry Kosowick Band – Dec 15th @ Lakeside Manor

Our December concert will be held in the restaurant in Lakeside Manor – 681 Harbour Front Dr Salmon Arm on Dec 15th – 7pm

 

Sandy Cameron – Saxophone

Terry Kosowick – Trumpet

Jake McIntyre-Paul

Colin Spence – Piano

Mike Field Quartet – Live @ The Nexus at First – Nov 24th – 7pm

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Born and raised in Canada, jazz trumpeter and composer Mike Field is known for his bright, upbeat and energetic music. His newest album, Attic Jump (2015), reached the top of the Canadian jazz charts and was nominated for two global Independent Music Awards (IMAs) and two Toronto Independent Music Awards. His previous album, Rush Mode, won five Aurora Awards, two Independent Music Video Awards (IMVAs) and was also nominated for two IMAs. He performs his compositions with local musicians at jazz festivals, societies and clubs in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America and Antarctica. Notable recent concerts include the Nelson Jazz Festival in New Zealand, the Grampians Jazz Festival in Australia, the Newmarket and Niagara-on-the-Lake Jazz Festivals in Canada, The Lighthouse Cafe in Los Angeles, SCAT Jazz Club in Madeira and Gregory’s Jazz Club in Rome.
Mike writes his music either when he’s traveling or when he’s ensconced in Toronto’s urban lifestyle. His melodies are dynamic and exciting and since learning languages and traveling to all corners of the world has always been a part of Mike’s life, the titles of his songs often reflect movement and cultures – such as Five Days in Hermosa, High Altitude or the Latin-flavoured tune, Train Station Frustration.
Mike began playing the trumpet at the age of 10 and studied privately with classical performers in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, he entered the Masters of Jazz Performance program at New York University and began composing upon returning to Toronto in 2003. By 2007, he was performing with several local jazz, reggae, funk and experimental bands, finally forming his own jazz quintet in 2009. He released his debut solo album, Ashes, in 2011, Rush Mode and two professional music videos two years later, and is now touring to promote his Attic Jump album in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Europe.
“Attic Jump lives up to its name, boldly swingin’ from start to finish”
-Howard Druckman, SOCAN Words & Music
**Concerts are now taking place at our new venue at The Nexus at First – 450 Okanagan Ave SE**

The Basic Needs – Live @ The Nexus at First – Thurs Nov 10th – 7pm

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The Basic Needs is Jordan Dick on guitar, Blair Shier on bass, and Gareth Seys on Drums and Trombone.  These 3 musicians have been working together for many years cultivating a sound that is their own; melodic, groove oriented music that has been influenced by traditional jazz as well as pop, rock and world music.  Through the local jazz club in Salmon Arm; they have been able to share the stage and study with many of Canada’s finest musicians including: Phil Dwyer, Bill Coon, Richard Underhill, Brent Mah, Don Clark, Bob Shields and many others.

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