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Bret Higgins Atlas Revolt – Thurs April 27th @ The Nexus at First – 7 pm

Bret Higgins’ Atlas Revolt is the brainchild of the Toronto bassist and created as a vehicle for his original instrumental compositions.  Formed in 2013, the group explores genre-defying music that draws inspiration largely from film scores, jazz, rock, surf, and elements of Eastern European, African and South American music. Notably gaining the attention of New York saxophonist-composer John Zorn, their first CD was released on his Tzadik Records in 2015 and has been received with glowing reviews.

Admission is by donation

Concert begins at 7pm (doors at 630)

The Nexus at First – 450 Okanagan Ave SE –  http://www.nexus1.org

Sean Bray Trio – Thurs April 13th – live @ The Nexus at First – 7pm

Sean Bray – guitar, Bernie Addington – bass, Craig Thompson – sax

Sean Bray is a well respected guitarist, composer and educator who has played with various artists on many diverse projects. While in New York, Bray studied at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Bray has played with and/or recorded with George Garzone, Pat LaBarbera, Bob Mintzer, Jon Faddis, Liberty Silver, Matt “Guitar” Murphy from the Blues Brothers, Mike Murley and Vincent Wolfe. He also composes for film and television and has taught at The University of Guelph and The Toronto Film School. According to jazz guitar legend John Abercrombie, “Sean Bray is a real treat to listen to”. Possessing the ability to fit into many musical genres, while still retaining an unmistakably original voice on his instrument, has made him an in demand session player in Canada. He also leads Sean Bray’s Peach Trio and is a member of the popular Celtic rock band Cod Gone Wild.  Bray is endorsed by PRS Guitars, Planet Waves and D’Addario strings. CBC Radio also named Bray as one of Canada’s top 50 guitarists of all time.

Live @ the Nexus at First – 450 Okanagan Ave SE 7pm (doors @ 630 )

Sandy Cameron Quartet – Request Night – March 23rd

Live @ The Nexus at First – 450 Okanagan Ave SE

7pm (doors @ 630)

Admission is by donation

Chris Petterson Quartet

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

Location: The Nexus at First – 450 Okanagan Ave SE

Featuring: Chris Petterson – sax, Jake McIntyre Paul – bass, Dan Smith – guitar, Gareth Seys – drums

 

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

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.
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