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    December

  • Mostly Marley

    Mostly Marley formed in 2003 with the idea of bringing Classic Reggae to an otherwise starving audience. The name stems from having been asked;  “What kind of music do you play?” The answer would always be; “Classic Reggae by various artists, but mostly Marley.”

    Mostly Marley performs with passion while always remaining true to the spirit of Reggae. Mostly Marley is a band that takes you on a musical odyssey- with good times to be had by all.

    Mostly Marley regularly performs around BC, most notably at The Blue Grotto in Kamloops where a faithful following always comes out, and The Rusty Gull in North Vancouver where the band has played for 5 years strong.

    Mostly Marley is the right choice for your event if you want people to get up and groove!

    Mostly Marley

    Mostly Marley formed in 2003 with the idea of bringing Classic Reggae to an otherwise starving audience. The name stems from having been asked;  “What kind of music do you play?” The answer would always be; “Classic Reggae by various artists, but mostly Marley.”

    Mostly Marley performs with passion while always remaining true to the spirit of Reggae. Mostly Marley is a band that takes you on a musical odyssey- with good times to be had by all.

    Mostly Marley regularly performs around BC, most notably at The Blue Grotto in Kamloops where a faithful following always comes out, and The Rusty Gull in North Vancouver where the band has played for 5 years strong.

    Mostly Marley is the right choice for your event if you want people to get up and groove!

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    Wednesday,December

    27

    7pm - 10pm

  • Ray Ayotte

    Ray Ayotte was born in Millardville Canada where as a youngster he began playing drums for rock bands he formed with schoolmates. Throughout his early playing days, Ray made little adjustments to his kit and learned that other players enjoyed the changes and sounds he could make. He dreamed of one day making his own drum set. After working in the music retail business, Ray finally had his chance when he created the Ayotte Drum Company. After selling the company, he began creating new models for Taye Drums to great success.

    Ray Ayotte

    Ray Ayotte was born in Millardville Canada where as a youngster he began playing drums for rock bands he formed with schoolmates. Throughout his early playing days, Ray made little adjustments to his kit and learned that other players enjoyed the changes and sounds he could make. He dreamed of one day making his own drum set. After working in the music retail business, Ray finally had his chance when he created the Ayotte Drum Company. After selling the company, he began creating new models for Taye Drums to great success.

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    Thursday,December

    28

    7pm - 10pm

  • Big Daddy Funk Party

    This is an amazing Funky Top Forty Dance Band that plays all the favourite hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s, Big Daddy always delivers a Rocking good time, so bring your appetite and your dance shoes and enjoy Vancouver’s best Top Forty Band.

    Big Daddy Funk Party

    This is an amazing Funky Top Forty Dance Band that plays all the favourite hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s, Big Daddy always delivers a Rocking good time, so bring your appetite and your dance shoes and enjoy Vancouver’s best Top Forty Band.

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    Friday,December

    29

    8pm - 11pm

  • Big Daddy Funk Party

    This is an amazing Funky Top Forty Dance Band that plays all the favourite hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s, Big Daddy always delivers a Rocking good time, so bring your appetite and your dance shoes and enjoy Vancouver’s best Top Forty Band.

    Big Daddy Funk Party

    This is an amazing Funky Top Forty Dance Band that plays all the favourite hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s, Big Daddy always delivers a Rocking good time, so bring your appetite and your dance shoes and enjoy Vancouver’s best Top Forty Band.

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    Saturday,December

    30

    8pm - 11pm

  • Dutch Robinson

    Dutch “Teddy” Robinson is a singer, songwriter, music producer and actor. From South Bronx, NY, he was one of the original lead singers with the Ohio Players. After leaving the Players, Dutch went on to produce such hits as “I Ain’t Got Nothin” (later to be sampled by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony in 2002 for “Money Money”), and “Can’t Get Along Without You”. He was also a member of the short-lived Elbow Bones and the Racketeers and was the founder and leading singer/songwriter of “Life”. Native of New York, USA, he moved to Nova Scotia, Canada in the late 1980s, then to Montreal in the early 2000s. While in Montreal, he performed with Cirque du Soleil’s “Drum”. In 2010, he performed in the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He released his latest album, entitled “Freedom”, on September 6, 2013. The album is available in full on his website www.downloaddutch.com. He is the father of 6 children. One of his sons, Zaz, is also a musician under the name “I Am Zaz”.

    Dutch Robinson

    Dutch “Teddy” Robinson is a singer, songwriter, music producer and actor. From South Bronx, NY, he was one of the original lead singers with the Ohio Players. After leaving the Players, Dutch went on to produce such hits as “I Ain’t Got Nothin” (later to be sampled by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony in 2002 for “Money Money”), and “Can’t Get Along Without You”. He was also a member of the short-lived Elbow Bones and the Racketeers and was the founder and leading singer/songwriter of “Life”. Native of New York, USA, he moved to Nova Scotia, Canada in the late 1980s, then to Montreal in the early 2000s. While in Montreal, he performed with Cirque du Soleil’s “Drum”. In 2010, he performed in the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He released his latest album, entitled “Freedom”, on September 6, 2013. The album is available in full on his website www.downloaddutch.com. He is the father of 6 children. One of his sons, Zaz, is also a musician under the name “I Am Zaz”.

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    Sunday,December

    31

    9pm - 1am

  • January

  • Jason D’Couto Organ Trio

    Led by Jason de Couto (Soulstream, The Phonix), this cooking trio plays a mix of jazz, funk, Latin, and blues, channelling influences ranging from Dr. Lonnie Smith and Jimmy McGriff, to Larry Goldings and Joey DeFrancesco. With guitarist/saxophonist Adam Rohrlick, drummer Nino diPasquale.

    Jason D’Couto Organ Trio

    Led by Jason de Couto (Soulstream, The Phonix), this cooking trio plays a mix of jazz, funk, Latin, and blues, channelling influences ranging from Dr. Lonnie Smith and Jimmy McGriff, to Larry Goldings and Joey DeFrancesco. With guitarist/saxophonist Adam Rohrlick, drummer Nino diPasquale.

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    Friday,January

    05

    8pm - 11pm

  • Stephanie Pedraza

    Stephanie Pedraza is a unique combination of singer, songwriter, flamenco dancer and cantaora (traditional flamenco singing) based in Vancouver BC. Born in to a latinamerican family and having moved to Colombia at a very early age, she has been constantly immersed in her Latin roots of song and dance.

    It was at the age of 19 that she fell in love with flamenco, and ever since, has dedicated her life to mastering the art. In 2003 she moved to Andalucia, Spain, after a 4 year intensive training period at Vancouver’s Centro Flamenco with Rosario Ancer.

    It was in Sevilla where she trained intensively both in singing and dancing at the world reknown Fundacion de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren. She has studied with some of the most prominent figures in flamenco such as:  Milagros Menjibar, Fuensanta “La Moneta”, Sonia Miranda, Joaquin Grilo, El Farru, Olga Pericet, Isabel Bayon, Andres Peña, and David Hornillo to name a few.

    Her original musical compositions are an honest  reflection of her rich latinamerican background, of her experience growing up in Cali-Colombia and a perfect blend of traditional latin rhythms, root, rock,pop as well as English and Spanish lyrics.

    Stephanie is currently collaborating  with Toronto based dancer Carmen Romero on the contemporary flamenco production of “Jacinto” which premiered in Toronto this March earning musical director Benjamin Barile a Dora Awards 2017 nomination for Outstanding Sound Design and Composition.

    Over the past decade, Stephanie has toured extensively and taught workshops across Canada and internationally in countries such as Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Guatemala and USA. She released her first cd titled “Where I Rest” in November 2011 and since then, has been featured on CBC Radio and Roundhouse Radio. She is currently writing her second album which will explore Americana, country and roots genres.

    IN 2014 she had the opportunity to open for legendary Latin songstress Ana Gabriel at the Estadio Pascual Guerrero in Cali, Colombia with an audience of 25.000 people.

    Among her numerous performances, some highlights include: Festival de Artes Escenicas del Gran Caribe 2014 in Cartagena, Colombia, Noche Flamenca Colombia Flamenco tour 2014, Expolatino Calgary , The Harmony Arts Festival, Cultural Blast,  numerous shows thoughout the years for the Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary International Flamenco Festival, “Alma Vieja” flamenco production in Guatemala,  and  the Vancouver International Film Festival.

    Stephanie Pedraza

    Stephanie Pedraza is a unique combination of singer, songwriter, flamenco dancer and cantaora (traditional flamenco singing) based in Vancouver BC. Born in to a latinamerican family and having moved to Colombia at a very early age, she has been constantly immersed in her Latin roots of song and dance.

    It was at the age of 19 that she fell in love with flamenco, and ever since, has dedicated her life to mastering the art. In 2003 she moved to Andalucia, Spain, after a 4 year intensive training period at Vancouver’s Centro Flamenco with Rosario Ancer.

    It was in Sevilla where she trained intensively both in singing and dancing at the world reknown Fundacion de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren. She has studied with some of the most prominent figures in flamenco such as:  Milagros Menjibar, Fuensanta “La Moneta”, Sonia Miranda, Joaquin Grilo, El Farru, Olga Pericet, Isabel Bayon, Andres Peña, and David Hornillo to name a few.

    Her original musical compositions are an honest  reflection of her rich latinamerican background, of her experience growing up in Cali-Colombia and a perfect blend of traditional latin rhythms, root, rock,pop as well as English and Spanish lyrics.

    Stephanie is currently collaborating  with Toronto based dancer Carmen Romero on the contemporary flamenco production of “Jacinto” which premiered in Toronto this March earning musical director Benjamin Barile a Dora Awards 2017 nomination for Outstanding Sound Design and Composition.

    Over the past decade, Stephanie has toured extensively and taught workshops across Canada and internationally in countries such as Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Guatemala and USA. She released her first cd titled “Where I Rest” in November 2011 and since then, has been featured on CBC Radio and Roundhouse Radio. She is currently writing her second album which will explore Americana, country and roots genres.

    IN 2014 she had the opportunity to open for legendary Latin songstress Ana Gabriel at the Estadio Pascual Guerrero in Cali, Colombia with an audience of 25.000 people.

    Among her numerous performances, some highlights include: Festival de Artes Escenicas del Gran Caribe 2014 in Cartagena, Colombia, Noche Flamenca Colombia Flamenco tour 2014, Expolatino Calgary , The Harmony Arts Festival, Cultural Blast,  numerous shows thoughout the years for the Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary International Flamenco Festival, “Alma Vieja” flamenco production in Guatemala,  and  the Vancouver International Film Festival.

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    Saturday,January

    06

    8pm - 11pm

  • Jazz Jam with Gabriel and Bruno

    Bring your instruments and jam with Gabriel and Bruno every Sunday!

    Jazz Jam with Gabriel and Bruno

    Bring your instruments and jam with Gabriel and Bruno every Sunday!

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    Sunday,January

    07

    7pm - 11pm

  • LINDSAY MARTELL

    Lindsay was raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s East Coast, well known for being steeped in a rich Celtic and Folk musical heritage. There he learned early in life, the power of the voice, a good song, and the ability to present it. House parties with song circles filled with acoustic music instruments, lively voices in harmony, song and stories and laughter, were a common occurrence in formative teen age years and they left a lasting impression on him. In the 60’s and 70’s homes of course there was also the constant blare of an am radio providing a pop and country soundtrack to be sung along to, beside the gospel occurring next door.

    After finishing high school in Cape Breton, Lindsay spent two years in university in Ottawa Canada. Having been bitten by the music bug, his time in Ottawa was mostly spent playing guitar, singing songs and trying to get gigs in local coffee houses in Ottawa with his like minded guitar playing, university friend in an acoustic duo. He then left university and headed west to Calgary Albera in the early ’80’s. It was there that he auditioned for and got his first spot in a touring band called “Diamondback” in 1984 and hit the road playing country rock. In 1986 he joined “The Walkers,” a cover band, as a lead singer and rhythm guitar player travelling the western provinces playing rock and roll, country and blues. Touring constantly around Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC, the band performed in clubs and pubs on the circuit in the ’80’s, and he’s been on the road, entertaining audiences ever since.

    Lindsay moved to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island BC, Canada in 1988 to attend VIU (formerly Malaspina College) and studied in the 2 year Jazz Music Diploma program.

    In ’88 in Nanaimo, Lindsay started playing with some of his college music classmates in a band in order to practice their craft while earning a few dollars to help finance their education, and “Rubber Soul” was born. The core of Rubber Soul remains to this day. Founding members Lindsay Martell on guitar and vocals, Joel Spillette on keyboards and vocals and Brock Miller on tenor sax and vocals are augmented by longtime Rubber Soul alumni Colin Perry on baritone sax and vocals, Todd Sacerty on bass and Phil Wipper on drums. After a long hiatus while Lindsay lived abroad, the band is back performing again, for special occasions, as energetic and funky as ever.
    1996 Lindsay released “Moris”

    Moris is the name of the band and of the one and only cd released by the group. It contained a collection of songs Lindsay had written between ’93-’95, along with one cover of a song written by fellow Canadian and friend of the band, Sarah Harmer, who also made a guest appearance on the song. Canadian Acoustic Slide Guitar icon Ken Hamm also made a guest appearance, as did Kate Fenner (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) Moris is: Lindsay Martell vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Jason Euringer acoustic and electric guitars and vocals, Todd Sacerty bass, and Bob Wilson on drums.
    Moris won top awards at radio Q100’s Rocktoria Contest in Victoria, and C-Fox’s Band Search in Vancouver in 1997, was featured on MuchWest Music TV, KISM FM in Bellingham Washington’s Locals Only Program, and they played hard every night and made many friends in their short existence. And they left behind a small treasure in the Moris album.
    In 1996 Lindsay started and hosted a weekly evening of live original music at the Queen’s Hotel in Nanaimo which gave a platform for performance and promotion of unsigned original talent from Vancouver Island. The show called Locally Grown ran successfully for almost 3 years.

    LINDSAY MARTELL

    Lindsay was raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s East Coast, well known for being steeped in a rich Celtic and Folk musical heritage. There he learned early in life, the power of the voice, a good song, and the ability to present it. House parties with song circles filled with acoustic music instruments, lively voices in harmony, song and stories and laughter, were a common occurrence in formative teen age years and they left a lasting impression on him. In the 60’s and 70’s homes of course there was also the constant blare of an am radio providing a pop and country soundtrack to be sung along to, beside the gospel occurring next door.

    After finishing high school in Cape Breton, Lindsay spent two years in university in Ottawa Canada. Having been bitten by the music bug, his time in Ottawa was mostly spent playing guitar, singing songs and trying to get gigs in local coffee houses in Ottawa with his like minded guitar playing, university friend in an acoustic duo. He then left university and headed west to Calgary Albera in the early ’80’s. It was there that he auditioned for and got his first spot in a touring band called “Diamondback” in 1984 and hit the road playing country rock. In 1986 he joined “The Walkers,” a cover band, as a lead singer and rhythm guitar player travelling the western provinces playing rock and roll, country and blues. Touring constantly around Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC, the band performed in clubs and pubs on the circuit in the ’80’s, and he’s been on the road, entertaining audiences ever since.

    Lindsay moved to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island BC, Canada in 1988 to attend VIU (formerly Malaspina College) and studied in the 2 year Jazz Music Diploma program.

    In ’88 in Nanaimo, Lindsay started playing with some of his college music classmates in a band in order to practice their craft while earning a few dollars to help finance their education, and “Rubber Soul” was born. The core of Rubber Soul remains to this day. Founding members Lindsay Martell on guitar and vocals, Joel Spillette on keyboards and vocals and Brock Miller on tenor sax and vocals are augmented by longtime Rubber Soul alumni Colin Perry on baritone sax and vocals, Todd Sacerty on bass and Phil Wipper on drums. After a long hiatus while Lindsay lived abroad, the band is back performing again, for special occasions, as energetic and funky as ever.
    1996 Lindsay released “Moris”

    Moris is the name of the band and of the one and only cd released by the group. It contained a collection of songs Lindsay had written between ’93-’95, along with one cover of a song written by fellow Canadian and friend of the band, Sarah Harmer, who also made a guest appearance on the song. Canadian Acoustic Slide Guitar icon Ken Hamm also made a guest appearance, as did Kate Fenner (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) Moris is: Lindsay Martell vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Jason Euringer acoustic and electric guitars and vocals, Todd Sacerty bass, and Bob Wilson on drums.
    Moris won top awards at radio Q100’s Rocktoria Contest in Victoria, and C-Fox’s Band Search in Vancouver in 1997, was featured on MuchWest Music TV, KISM FM in Bellingham Washington’s Locals Only Program, and they played hard every night and made many friends in their short existence. And they left behind a small treasure in the Moris album.
    In 1996 Lindsay started and hosted a weekly evening of live original music at the Queen’s Hotel in Nanaimo which gave a platform for performance and promotion of unsigned original talent from Vancouver Island. The show called Locally Grown ran successfully for almost 3 years.

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    Tuesday,January

    09

    7pm - 10pm

  • Geoff Gibbons

    Vancouver Singer/Songwriter Geoff Gibbons has been at this crazy music thing for some time, starting at the age of 11 as a member and soloist of a choir performing and recording in Canada and Europe.

    Wishing to follow different musical pursuits in his teenage years, Geoff discovered the acoustic guitar at 13 and fell for the songs of Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, and The Eagles.
    Many musical projects and countless stages have followed through the arc of Geoff’s musical career.

    Geoff’s first group Silverlode released two albums and garnered national airplay in Canada. The group appeared on many concert stages and television shows.

    On his own Geoff has recorded four solo CDs with critical success and had extensive play of five videos on Much More Music and CMT as a roots artist.

    In recent years, Geoff has collaborated as a songwriter with artists like Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special-Lynard Skynard) Dawn Langstroth (Daughter of Anne Murray) and Top Nashville writers James Dean Hicks and Peter McCann to name a few.  His skills as a songsmith have also been put to good use of late writing for TV (Higher Ground, Just Cause, Robson Arms) as well as animations (Mook, The Mr. Dink Show – winner of the jury prize for best animation at the New York International Film Festival).
    Geoff also composed the score and the songs for Lions Gate Film’s “Wolf Moon” aka “Dark Moon Rising”…Working with producer/engineer Dave ”Rave” Ogilvie (Marilyn Manson , David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails) and collaborating with a number of artists for the project.

    Currently Geoff is working with esteemed producer John Ellis on his next solo Roots/Folk Rock project Buffalo Hotel due for release in 2017.  Also on the go is the music for the upcoming feature action film (pre-production) “Lido” due for release in the coming year.

    Gibbons continues to write, record, produce, and play live at a number of venues around Vancouver and Western Canada.

    Geoff Gibbons

    Vancouver Singer/Songwriter Geoff Gibbons has been at this crazy music thing for some time, starting at the age of 11 as a member and soloist of a choir performing and recording in Canada and Europe.

    Wishing to follow different musical pursuits in his teenage years, Geoff discovered the acoustic guitar at 13 and fell for the songs of Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, and The Eagles.
    Many musical projects and countless stages have followed through the arc of Geoff’s musical career.

    Geoff’s first group Silverlode released two albums and garnered national airplay in Canada. The group appeared on many concert stages and television shows.

    On his own Geoff has recorded four solo CDs with critical success and had extensive play of five videos on Much More Music and CMT as a roots artist.

    In recent years, Geoff has collaborated as a songwriter with artists like Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special-Lynard Skynard) Dawn Langstroth (Daughter of Anne Murray) and Top Nashville writers James Dean Hicks and Peter McCann to name a few.  His skills as a songsmith have also been put to good use of late writing for TV (Higher Ground, Just Cause, Robson Arms) as well as animations (Mook, The Mr. Dink Show – winner of the jury prize for best animation at the New York International Film Festival).
    Geoff also composed the score and the songs for Lions Gate Film’s “Wolf Moon” aka “Dark Moon Rising”…Working with producer/engineer Dave ”Rave” Ogilvie (Marilyn Manson , David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails) and collaborating with a number of artists for the project.

    Currently Geoff is working with esteemed producer John Ellis on his next solo Roots/Folk Rock project Buffalo Hotel due for release in 2017.  Also on the go is the music for the upcoming feature action film (pre-production) “Lido” due for release in the coming year.

    Gibbons continues to write, record, produce, and play live at a number of venues around Vancouver and Western Canada.

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    PLAYING AT BLUE MARTINI

    Wednesday,January

    10

    7pm - 10pm

  • LINDSAY MARTELL

    Lindsay was raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s East Coast, well known for being steeped in a rich Celtic and Folk musical heritage. There he learned early in life, the power of the voice, a good song, and the ability to present it. House parties with song circles filled with acoustic music instruments, lively voices in harmony, song and stories and laughter, were a common occurrence in formative teen age years and they left a lasting impression on him. In the 60’s and 70’s homes of course there was also the constant blare of an am radio providing a pop and country soundtrack to be sung along to, beside the gospel occurring next door.

    After finishing high school in Cape Breton, Lindsay spent two years in university in Ottawa Canada. Having been bitten by the music bug, his time in Ottawa was mostly spent playing guitar, singing songs and trying to get gigs in local coffee houses in Ottawa with his like minded guitar playing, university friend in an acoustic duo. He then left university and headed west to Calgary Albera in the early ’80’s. It was there that he auditioned for and got his first spot in a touring band called “Diamondback” in 1984 and hit the road playing country rock. In 1986 he joined “The Walkers,” a cover band, as a lead singer and rhythm guitar player travelling the western provinces playing rock and roll, country and blues. Touring constantly around Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC, the band performed in clubs and pubs on the circuit in the ’80’s, and he’s been on the road, entertaining audiences ever since.

    Lindsay moved to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island BC, Canada in 1988 to attend VIU (formerly Malaspina College) and studied in the 2 year Jazz Music Diploma program.

    In ’88 in Nanaimo, Lindsay started playing with some of his college music classmates in a band in order to practice their craft while earning a few dollars to help finance their education, and “Rubber Soul” was born. The core of Rubber Soul remains to this day. Founding members Lindsay Martell on guitar and vocals, Joel Spillette on keyboards and vocals and Brock Miller on tenor sax and vocals are augmented by longtime Rubber Soul alumni Colin Perry on baritone sax and vocals, Todd Sacerty on bass and Phil Wipper on drums. After a long hiatus while Lindsay lived abroad, the band is back performing again, for special occasions, as energetic and funky as ever.
    1996 Lindsay released “Moris”

    Moris is the name of the band and of the one and only cd released by the group. It contained a collection of songs Lindsay had written between ’93-’95, along with one cover of a song written by fellow Canadian and friend of the band, Sarah Harmer, who also made a guest appearance on the song. Canadian Acoustic Slide Guitar icon Ken Hamm also made a guest appearance, as did Kate Fenner (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) Moris is: Lindsay Martell vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Jason Euringer acoustic and electric guitars and vocals, Todd Sacerty bass, and Bob Wilson on drums.
    Moris won top awards at radio Q100’s Rocktoria Contest in Victoria, and C-Fox’s Band Search in Vancouver in 1997, was featured on MuchWest Music TV, KISM FM in Bellingham Washington’s Locals Only Program, and they played hard every night and made many friends in their short existence. And they left behind a small treasure in the Moris album.
    In 1996 Lindsay started and hosted a weekly evening of live original music at the Queen’s Hotel in Nanaimo which gave a platform for performance and promotion of unsigned original talent from Vancouver Island. The show called Locally Grown ran successfully for almost 3 years.

    LINDSAY MARTELL

    Lindsay was raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s East Coast, well known for being steeped in a rich Celtic and Folk musical heritage. There he learned early in life, the power of the voice, a good song, and the ability to present it. House parties with song circles filled with acoustic music instruments, lively voices in harmony, song and stories and laughter, were a common occurrence in formative teen age years and they left a lasting impression on him. In the 60’s and 70’s homes of course there was also the constant blare of an am radio providing a pop and country soundtrack to be sung along to, beside the gospel occurring next door.

    After finishing high school in Cape Breton, Lindsay spent two years in university in Ottawa Canada. Having been bitten by the music bug, his time in Ottawa was mostly spent playing guitar, singing songs and trying to get gigs in local coffee houses in Ottawa with his like minded guitar playing, university friend in an acoustic duo. He then left university and headed west to Calgary Albera in the early ’80’s. It was there that he auditioned for and got his first spot in a touring band called “Diamondback” in 1984 and hit the road playing country rock. In 1986 he joined “The Walkers,” a cover band, as a lead singer and rhythm guitar player travelling the western provinces playing rock and roll, country and blues. Touring constantly around Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC, the band performed in clubs and pubs on the circuit in the ’80’s, and he’s been on the road, entertaining audiences ever since.

    Lindsay moved to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island BC, Canada in 1988 to attend VIU (formerly Malaspina College) and studied in the 2 year Jazz Music Diploma program.

    In ’88 in Nanaimo, Lindsay started playing with some of his college music classmates in a band in order to practice their craft while earning a few dollars to help finance their education, and “Rubber Soul” was born. The core of Rubber Soul remains to this day. Founding members Lindsay Martell on guitar and vocals, Joel Spillette on keyboards and vocals and Brock Miller on tenor sax and vocals are augmented by longtime Rubber Soul alumni Colin Perry on baritone sax and vocals, Todd Sacerty on bass and Phil Wipper on drums. After a long hiatus while Lindsay lived abroad, the band is back performing again, for special occasions, as energetic and funky as ever.
    1996 Lindsay released “Moris”

    Moris is the name of the band and of the one and only cd released by the group. It contained a collection of songs Lindsay had written between ’93-’95, along with one cover of a song written by fellow Canadian and friend of the band, Sarah Harmer, who also made a guest appearance on the song. Canadian Acoustic Slide Guitar icon Ken Hamm also made a guest appearance, as did Kate Fenner (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) Moris is: Lindsay Martell vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Jason Euringer acoustic and electric guitars and vocals, Todd Sacerty bass, and Bob Wilson on drums.
    Moris won top awards at radio Q100’s Rocktoria Contest in Victoria, and C-Fox’s Band Search in Vancouver in 1997, was featured on MuchWest Music TV, KISM FM in Bellingham Washington’s Locals Only Program, and they played hard every night and made many friends in their short existence. And they left behind a small treasure in the Moris album.
    In 1996 Lindsay started and hosted a weekly evening of live original music at the Queen’s Hotel in Nanaimo which gave a platform for performance and promotion of unsigned original talent from Vancouver Island. The show called Locally Grown ran successfully for almost 3 years.

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    Thursday,January

    11

    7pm - 10pm

  • CGI Trio

    This innovative Jazz Trio, includes Daniel Graham and Craig White and Andre Lechance, these 3 amazing musicians perform some to the coolest Fusion Jazz tunes as well as some Jazz Standards, a regular act at the Blue Martini Jazz Cafe and always a crowd favourite

    CGI Trio

    This innovative Jazz Trio, includes Daniel Graham and Craig White and Andre Lechance, these 3 amazing musicians perform some to the coolest Fusion Jazz tunes as well as some Jazz Standards, a regular act at the Blue Martini Jazz Cafe and always a crowd favourite

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    Friday,January

    12

    8pm - 11pm

  • Dave Say

    Dave Say is a well-respected and versatile saxophonist with rich soulful tones and powerful improvisation. His sound is inspired by likes of John Coltrane,Wayne Shorter,  Sonny Rollins, Gene Ammons, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker and Stan Getz. He has been a professional musician for over 30 years covering all styles of Jazz, R&B, and Funk. He has collaborated with George Mcfetridge (Strange Weather) Claude Ranger (Dave Say Claude Ranger Duo) Al Weirtz (Say/Wiertz Band) Kevin Elaschuk (ESQ) Tony Wilson (Say/Wilson Group), and Above Ground Sextet to name a few.

    Dave has worked with several popular artists such as Michael Buble’, Dee Daniels, Richard Muhal Abrams, Brad Turner Quintet, Chuck Isreals, Jill Townsend Bigband, Hugh Fraser’s VEGI, Now Orchestra, Hard Rubber Orchestra,The Claude Ranger Jade Orchestra, Dal Richards Orchestra, Mike Allen Nonet, Tribute to Monk, Mark Helias Ensemble, Tony Wilson Sextet, Harris Van Berkle, George Lewis, Oliver Lake, Shuggie Otis, Linton Garner, The Supremes, The Contours, Powder Blues, Bobby Taylor, Michael Kaeshammer, Soulstream and many more.

    Dave Say

    Dave Say is a well-respected and versatile saxophonist with rich soulful tones and powerful improvisation. His sound is inspired by likes of John Coltrane,Wayne Shorter,  Sonny Rollins, Gene Ammons, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker and Stan Getz. He has been a professional musician for over 30 years covering all styles of Jazz, R&B, and Funk. He has collaborated with George Mcfetridge (Strange Weather) Claude Ranger (Dave Say Claude Ranger Duo) Al Weirtz (Say/Wiertz Band) Kevin Elaschuk (ESQ) Tony Wilson (Say/Wilson Group), and Above Ground Sextet to name a few.

    Dave has worked with several popular artists such as Michael Buble’, Dee Daniels, Richard Muhal Abrams, Brad Turner Quintet, Chuck Isreals, Jill Townsend Bigband, Hugh Fraser’s VEGI, Now Orchestra, Hard Rubber Orchestra,The Claude Ranger Jade Orchestra, Dal Richards Orchestra, Mike Allen Nonet, Tribute to Monk, Mark Helias Ensemble, Tony Wilson Sextet, Harris Van Berkle, George Lewis, Oliver Lake, Shuggie Otis, Linton Garner, The Supremes, The Contours, Powder Blues, Bobby Taylor, Michael Kaeshammer, Soulstream and many more.

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    Saturday,January

    13

    8pm - 11pm

  • Jazz Jam with Gabriel and Bruno

    Bring your instruments and jam with Gabriel and Bruno every Sunday!

    Jazz Jam with Gabriel and Bruno

    Bring your instruments and jam with Gabriel and Bruno every Sunday!

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    Sunday,January

    14

    7pm - 11pm

  • LINDSAY MARTELL

    Lindsay was raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s East Coast, well known for being steeped in a rich Celtic and Folk musical heritage. There he learned early in life, the power of the voice, a good song, and the ability to present it. House parties with song circles filled with acoustic music instruments, lively voices in harmony, song and stories and laughter, were a common occurrence in formative teen age years and they left a lasting impression on him. In the 60’s and 70’s homes of course there was also the constant blare of an am radio providing a pop and country soundtrack to be sung along to, beside the gospel occurring next door.

    After finishing high school in Cape Breton, Lindsay spent two years in university in Ottawa Canada. Having been bitten by the music bug, his time in Ottawa was mostly spent playing guitar, singing songs and trying to get gigs in local coffee houses in Ottawa with his like minded guitar playing, university friend in an acoustic duo. He then left university and headed west to Calgary Albera in the early ’80’s. It was there that he auditioned for and got his first spot in a touring band called “Diamondback” in 1984 and hit the road playing country rock. In 1986 he joined “The Walkers,” a cover band, as a lead singer and rhythm guitar player travelling the western provinces playing rock and roll, country and blues. Touring constantly around Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC, the band performed in clubs and pubs on the circuit in the ’80’s, and he’s been on the road, entertaining audiences ever since.

    Lindsay moved to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island BC, Canada in 1988 to attend VIU (formerly Malaspina College) and studied in the 2 year Jazz Music Diploma program.

    In ’88 in Nanaimo, Lindsay started playing with some of his college music classmates in a band in order to practice their craft while earning a few dollars to help finance their education, and “Rubber Soul” was born. The core of Rubber Soul remains to this day. Founding members Lindsay Martell on guitar and vocals, Joel Spillette on keyboards and vocals and Brock Miller on tenor sax and vocals are augmented by longtime Rubber Soul alumni Colin Perry on baritone sax and vocals, Todd Sacerty on bass and Phil Wipper on drums. After a long hiatus while Lindsay lived abroad, the band is back performing again, for special occasions, as energetic and funky as ever.
    1996 Lindsay released “Moris”

    Moris is the name of the band and of the one and only cd released by the group. It contained a collection of songs Lindsay had written between ’93-’95, along with one cover of a song written by fellow Canadian and friend of the band, Sarah Harmer, who also made a guest appearance on the song. Canadian Acoustic Slide Guitar icon Ken Hamm also made a guest appearance, as did Kate Fenner (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) Moris is: Lindsay Martell vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Jason Euringer acoustic and electric guitars and vocals, Todd Sacerty bass, and Bob Wilson on drums.
    Moris won top awards at radio Q100’s Rocktoria Contest in Victoria, and C-Fox’s Band Search in Vancouver in 1997, was featured on MuchWest Music TV, KISM FM in Bellingham Washington’s Locals Only Program, and they played hard every night and made many friends in their short existence. And they left behind a small treasure in the Moris album.
    In 1996 Lindsay started and hosted a weekly evening of live original music at the Queen’s Hotel in Nanaimo which gave a platform for performance and promotion of unsigned original talent from Vancouver Island. The show called Locally Grown ran successfully for almost 3 years.

    LINDSAY MARTELL

    Lindsay was raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s East Coast, well known for being steeped in a rich Celtic and Folk musical heritage. There he learned early in life, the power of the voice, a good song, and the ability to present it. House parties with song circles filled with acoustic music instruments, lively voices in harmony, song and stories and laughter, were a common occurrence in formative teen age years and they left a lasting impression on him. In the 60’s and 70’s homes of course there was also the constant blare of an am radio providing a pop and country soundtrack to be sung along to, beside the gospel occurring next door.

    After finishing high school in Cape Breton, Lindsay spent two years in university in Ottawa Canada. Having been bitten by the music bug, his time in Ottawa was mostly spent playing guitar, singing songs and trying to get gigs in local coffee houses in Ottawa with his like minded guitar playing, university friend in an acoustic duo. He then left university and headed west to Calgary Albera in the early ’80’s. It was there that he auditioned for and got his first spot in a touring band called “Diamondback” in 1984 and hit the road playing country rock. In 1986 he joined “The Walkers,” a cover band, as a lead singer and rhythm guitar player travelling the western provinces playing rock and roll, country and blues. Touring constantly around Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC, the band performed in clubs and pubs on the circuit in the ’80’s, and he’s been on the road, entertaining audiences ever since.

    Lindsay moved to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island BC, Canada in 1988 to attend VIU (formerly Malaspina College) and studied in the 2 year Jazz Music Diploma program.

    In ’88 in Nanaimo, Lindsay started playing with some of his college music classmates in a band in order to practice their craft while earning a few dollars to help finance their education, and “Rubber Soul” was born. The core of Rubber Soul remains to this day. Founding members Lindsay Martell on guitar and vocals, Joel Spillette on keyboards and vocals and Brock Miller on tenor sax and vocals are augmented by longtime Rubber Soul alumni Colin Perry on baritone sax and vocals, Todd Sacerty on bass and Phil Wipper on drums. After a long hiatus while Lindsay lived abroad, the band is back performing again, for special occasions, as energetic and funky as ever.
    1996 Lindsay released “Moris”

    Moris is the name of the band and of the one and only cd released by the group. It contained a collection of songs Lindsay had written between ’93-’95, along with one cover of a song written by fellow Canadian and friend of the band, Sarah Harmer, who also made a guest appearance on the song. Canadian Acoustic Slide Guitar icon Ken Hamm also made a guest appearance, as did Kate Fenner (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) Moris is: Lindsay Martell vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Jason Euringer acoustic and electric guitars and vocals, Todd Sacerty bass, and Bob Wilson on drums.
    Moris won top awards at radio Q100’s Rocktoria Contest in Victoria, and C-Fox’s Band Search in Vancouver in 1997, was featured on MuchWest Music TV, KISM FM in Bellingham Washington’s Locals Only Program, and they played hard every night and made many friends in their short existence. And they left behind a small treasure in the Moris album.
    In 1996 Lindsay started and hosted a weekly evening of live original music at the Queen’s Hotel in Nanaimo which gave a platform for performance and promotion of unsigned original talent from Vancouver Island. The show called Locally Grown ran successfully for almost 3 years.

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    Tuesday,January

    16

    7pm - 10pm

  • Geoff Gibbons

    Vancouver Singer/Songwriter Geoff Gibbons has been at this crazy music thing for some time, starting at the age of 11 as a member and soloist of a choir performing and recording in Canada and Europe.

    Wishing to follow different musical pursuits in his teenage years, Geoff discovered the acoustic guitar at 13 and fell for the songs of Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, and The Eagles.
    Many musical projects and countless stages have followed through the arc of Geoff’s musical career.

    Geoff’s first group Silverlode released two albums and garnered national airplay in Canada. The group appeared on many concert stages and television shows.

    On his own Geoff has recorded four solo CDs with critical success and had extensive play of five videos on Much More Music and CMT as a roots artist.

    In recent years, Geoff has collaborated as a songwriter with artists like Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special-Lynard Skynard) Dawn Langstroth (Daughter of Anne Murray) and Top Nashville writers James Dean Hicks and Peter McCann to name a few.  His skills as a songsmith have also been put to good use of late writing for TV (Higher Ground, Just Cause, Robson Arms) as well as animations (Mook, The Mr. Dink Show – winner of the jury prize for best animation at the New York International Film Festival).
    Geoff also composed the score and the songs for Lions Gate Film’s “Wolf Moon” aka “Dark Moon Rising”…Working with producer/engineer Dave ”Rave” Ogilvie (Marilyn Manson , David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails) and collaborating with a number of artists for the project.

    Currently Geoff is working with esteemed producer John Ellis on his next solo Roots/Folk Rock project Buffalo Hotel due for release in 2017.  Also on the go is the music for the upcoming feature action film (pre-production) “Lido” due for release in the coming year.

    Gibbons continues to write, record, produce, and play live at a number of venues around Vancouver and Western Canada.

    Geoff Gibbons

    Vancouver Singer/Songwriter Geoff Gibbons has been at this crazy music thing for some time, starting at the age of 11 as a member and soloist of a choir performing and recording in Canada and Europe.

    Wishing to follow different musical pursuits in his teenage years, Geoff discovered the acoustic guitar at 13 and fell for the songs of Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, and The Eagles.
    Many musical projects and countless stages have followed through the arc of Geoff’s musical career.

    Geoff’s first group Silverlode released two albums and garnered national airplay in Canada. The group appeared on many concert stages and television shows.

    On his own Geoff has recorded four solo CDs with critical success and had extensive play of five videos on Much More Music and CMT as a roots artist.

    In recent years, Geoff has collaborated as a songwriter with artists like Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special-Lynard Skynard) Dawn Langstroth (Daughter of Anne Murray) and Top Nashville writers James Dean Hicks and Peter McCann to name a few.  His skills as a songsmith have also been put to good use of late writing for TV (Higher Ground, Just Cause, Robson Arms) as well as animations (Mook, The Mr. Dink Show – winner of the jury prize for best animation at the New York International Film Festival).
    Geoff also composed the score and the songs for Lions Gate Film’s “Wolf Moon” aka “Dark Moon Rising”…Working with producer/engineer Dave ”Rave” Ogilvie (Marilyn Manson , David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails) and collaborating with a number of artists for the project.

    Currently Geoff is working with esteemed producer John Ellis on his next solo Roots/Folk Rock project Buffalo Hotel due for release in 2017.  Also on the go is the music for the upcoming feature action film (pre-production) “Lido” due for release in the coming year.

    Gibbons continues to write, record, produce, and play live at a number of venues around Vancouver and Western Canada.

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    Wednesday,January

    17

    7pm - 10pm

  • Harris&DeBray

    The dynamic blues/roots duo Harris&DeBray is an offshoot of the popular Vancouver act Lesismore. Made up of singer Leslie Harris (vocals and percussion) and guitarist Curtis DeBray (acoustic guitar and vocals) it is wowing audiences in venues across the lower mainland with its hip renditions of traditional blues songs, some roots classics and new original music. Their first cd, “Passin’ Time” has been in the top 40 on Reverbnation’s Blues Chart since its release in Oct of 2016. Catch them at your local live venue soon cuz it’s always a good time! www.lesismoremusic.com/harris&debray

     

    Testimonials

    Feb 24/16 – “Leslie and Curtis have an amazing musical energy together. Great songs! I am flabbergasted at how incredibly Curtis plays his guitar and Leslie knocks it out of the ballpark with her brilliant vocals and shining personality. They performed to a very appreciative audience last night – me being one of them. It’s the first time I’ve heard them as a duo and it is mindblowing. Leslie kept the beat on a foot beat box and it was awesome.

    Jun 7/16 – “If I didn’t know you and just randomly played your cd, I’d give it a 7.5 – 8 out of 10 overall. Some songs are 10 out of 10! I like the way it’s mixed with the guitar dry and the vocals nice and reverby. Nice work and congrats!”

    Harris&DeBray

    The dynamic blues/roots duo Harris&DeBray is an offshoot of the popular Vancouver act Lesismore. Made up of singer Leslie Harris (vocals and percussion) and guitarist Curtis DeBray (acoustic guitar and vocals) it is wowing audiences in venues across the lower mainland with its hip renditions of traditional blues songs, some roots classics and new original music. Their first cd, “Passin’ Time” has been in the top 40 on Reverbnation’s Blues Chart since its release in Oct of 2016. Catch them at your local live venue soon cuz it’s always a good time! www.lesismoremusic.com/harris&debray

     

    Testimonials

    Feb 24/16 – “Leslie and Curtis have an amazing musical energy together. Great songs! I am flabbergasted at how incredibly Curtis plays his guitar and Leslie knocks it out of the ballpark with her brilliant vocals and shining personality. They performed to a very appreciative audience last night – me being one of them. It’s the first time I’ve heard them as a duo and it is mindblowing. Leslie kept the beat on a foot beat box and it was awesome.

    Jun 7/16 – “If I didn’t know you and just randomly played your cd, I’d give it a 7.5 – 8 out of 10 overall. Some songs are 10 out of 10! I like the way it’s mixed with the guitar dry and the vocals nice and reverby. Nice work and congrats!”

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    Thursday,January

    18

    7pm - 10pm

  • Bill Runge

    Bill has been a successful performer, composer, arranger, and orchestrator for over 30 years. A multi-instrumentalist, he has performed and recorded on saxophones, flutes, clarinets, electric and string bass, piano and other keyboards, guitar, pennywhistle, and accordion.

    In 1990 his quintet, “The Creatures of Habit” won the Grand Prix at the CBC-Alcan Jazz Competition in Montreal and he has worked on several Juno Award winning projects such as Jim Byrnes’ CD, “That River”.

    As a leader, Bill has produced four recordings: “Creatures of Habit-Live in Montreal”-1990, for Justin Time Records, “B3”-1994, for Roadhouse Records, “Acid Test”-2002, for Maximum Jazz, and “A Tribute To The South American Masters”-2006, also for Maximum Jazz.

    Bill’s saxophone style amalgamates the influences of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, and Steve Grossman with his own compositional approach… a modern player, firmly rooted in jazz tradition.

    Composers influencing his writing style include Astor Piazolla, Chick Corea, Frederick Delius, Arvo Part, Egberto Gismonti, Bela Bartok, and Josef Zawinul.

    Bill is an in demand studio musician has recorded with such acts as K-OS, INXS, Powder Blues, Traci Ullman, The Hard Rubber Orchestra, Swollen Members, Tower of Power horns, Long John Baldry, Shari Ulrich, The Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation (VEJI), Amos Garrett, The Paperboys, Lowell Fulson, Jackyll, and many more.

    Bill has performed live shows at Jazz, Folk and Blues Festivals in Canada, Europe, the U.K., and the U.S. with such artists as The Funk Bros., Colin James, and Natalie Cole, Michael Buble, Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker, Bo Didley, Sheena Easton, Roger Daltry, John Hammond Jr., Ben E. King, Bob Hope, Robert Cray, Marilyn Crispell, Don Thompson, Kenny Wheeler, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dave Holland, Slide Hampton, Jeff Healey, Michael Burgess, Strippers Union and dozens more.

    As a composer he has done several film scores including for the cult favorite, “Babette’s Feet”; received commissions from such artists as Viveza, The Hard Rubber Orchestra, Babayaga, and Winter Harp; done scores for TV shows such as SuperKids (CBC), Code Green (CBC), and done arrangements or orchestrations for such shows as The Chris Isaak Show (Showtime), and Beggar’s and Choosers (Showtime).

    Bill has also performed on many Film and TV scores such as Ed, Edd, and Eddy (cartoon), Cadillac Girls (feature film), and Highlander (TV), and Life On A Mattress (feature film for Disney). Computer Game Soundtracks include MotorCity Online for Electronic Arts, and Simpsons Interactive for Radical. Theatre credits include Godspell, a rock musical; Tapestry, a revue of the music of Carol King; and Redrock Diner.

    Bill Runge

    Bill has been a successful performer, composer, arranger, and orchestrator for over 30 years. A multi-instrumentalist, he has performed and recorded on saxophones, flutes, clarinets, electric and string bass, piano and other keyboards, guitar, pennywhistle, and accordion.

    In 1990 his quintet, “The Creatures of Habit” won the Grand Prix at the CBC-Alcan Jazz Competition in Montreal and he has worked on several Juno Award winning projects such as Jim Byrnes’ CD, “That River”.

    As a leader, Bill has produced four recordings: “Creatures of Habit-Live in Montreal”-1990, for Justin Time Records, “B3”-1994, for Roadhouse Records, “Acid Test”-2002, for Maximum Jazz, and “A Tribute To The South American Masters”-2006, also for Maximum Jazz.

    Bill’s saxophone style amalgamates the influences of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, and Steve Grossman with his own compositional approach… a modern player, firmly rooted in jazz tradition.

    Composers influencing his writing style include Astor Piazolla, Chick Corea, Frederick Delius, Arvo Part, Egberto Gismonti, Bela Bartok, and Josef Zawinul.

    Bill is an in demand studio musician has recorded with such acts as K-OS, INXS, Powder Blues, Traci Ullman, The Hard Rubber Orchestra, Swollen Members, Tower of Power horns, Long John Baldry, Shari Ulrich, The Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation (VEJI), Amos Garrett, The Paperboys, Lowell Fulson, Jackyll, and many more.

    Bill has performed live shows at Jazz, Folk and Blues Festivals in Canada, Europe, the U.K., and the U.S. with such artists as The Funk Bros., Colin James, and Natalie Cole, Michael Buble, Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker, Bo Didley, Sheena Easton, Roger Daltry, John Hammond Jr., Ben E. King, Bob Hope, Robert Cray, Marilyn Crispell, Don Thompson, Kenny Wheeler, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dave Holland, Slide Hampton, Jeff Healey, Michael Burgess, Strippers Union and dozens more.

    As a composer he has done several film scores including for the cult favorite, “Babette’s Feet”; received commissions from such artists as Viveza, The Hard Rubber Orchestra, Babayaga, and Winter Harp; done scores for TV shows such as SuperKids (CBC), Code Green (CBC), and done arrangements or orchestrations for such shows as The Chris Isaak Show (Showtime), and Beggar’s and Choosers (Showtime).

    Bill has also performed on many Film and TV scores such as Ed, Edd, and Eddy (cartoon), Cadillac Girls (feature film), and Highlander (TV), and Life On A Mattress (feature film for Disney). Computer Game Soundtracks include MotorCity Online for Electronic Arts, and Simpsons Interactive for Radical. Theatre credits include Godspell, a rock musical; Tapestry, a revue of the music of Carol King; and Redrock Diner.

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    Friday,January

    19

    8pm - 11pm

  • Terminal Station

    A three-piece Vancouver band that plays funky jazz and swinging blues. Scott Smith vocals/guitar, Liam MacDonald drums, and Jeremy Holmes bass have been on the scene for the better part of a decade playing with artists such as Michael Kaeshammer, Bocephus King, and others.

    Terminal Station

    A three-piece Vancouver band that plays funky jazz and swinging blues. Scott Smith vocals/guitar, Liam MacDonald drums, and Jeremy Holmes bass have been on the scene for the better part of a decade playing with artists such as Michael Kaeshammer, Bocephus King, and others.

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    Saturday,January

    20

    8pm - 11pm

  • Jazz Jam with Gabriel and Bruno

    Bring your instruments and jam with Gabriel and Bruno every Sunday!

    Jazz Jam with Gabriel and Bruno

    Bring your instruments and jam with Gabriel and Bruno every Sunday!

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    Sunday,January

    21

    7pm - 11pm

  • Uno Mas

    A Vancouver opus, UnoMas’ music is a Soul- Jazz flavor, peppered with funk, hip- hop, reggae, drum & bass, and Latin grooves. Embracing a unique, modern sound, this is a trio that never fails to deliver. With original guitar by Kelly Brown, bass by Dino DiNicolo and drums by Travis Nelson, these boys have one of the freshest, groove-based, live acts Vancouver has to offer! After narrowly surviving a multiple roll- over highway MVA in late 2010, their passion, gratitude and connection with one another, shines through their music in every performance.

    Uno Mas

    A Vancouver opus, UnoMas’ music is a Soul- Jazz flavor, peppered with funk, hip- hop, reggae, drum & bass, and Latin grooves. Embracing a unique, modern sound, this is a trio that never fails to deliver. With original guitar by Kelly Brown, bass by Dino DiNicolo and drums by Travis Nelson, these boys have one of the freshest, groove-based, live acts Vancouver has to offer! After narrowly surviving a multiple roll- over highway MVA in late 2010, their passion, gratitude and connection with one another, shines through their music in every performance.

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    Tuesday,January

    23

    7pm - 10pm

  • Geoff Gibbons

    Vancouver Singer/Songwriter Geoff Gibbons has been at this crazy music thing for some time, starting at the age of 11 as a member and soloist of a choir performing and recording in Canada and Europe.

    Wishing to follow different musical pursuits in his teenage years, Geoff discovered the acoustic guitar at 13 and fell for the songs of Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, and The Eagles.
    Many musical projects and countless stages have followed through the arc of Geoff’s musical career.

    Geoff’s first group Silverlode released two albums and garnered national airplay in Canada. The group appeared on many concert stages and television shows.

    On his own Geoff has recorded four solo CDs with critical success and had extensive play of five videos on Much More Music and CMT as a roots artist.

    In recent years, Geoff has collaborated as a songwriter with artists like Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special-Lynard Skynard) Dawn Langstroth (Daughter of Anne Murray) and Top Nashville writers James Dean Hicks and Peter McCann to name a few.  His skills as a songsmith have also been put to good use of late writing for TV (Higher Ground, Just Cause, Robson Arms) as well as animations (Mook, The Mr. Dink Show – winner of the jury prize for best animation at the New York International Film Festival).
    Geoff also composed the score and the songs for Lions Gate Film’s “Wolf Moon” aka “Dark Moon Rising”…Working with producer/engineer Dave ”Rave” Ogilvie (Marilyn Manson , David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails) and collaborating with a number of artists for the project.

    Currently Geoff is working with esteemed producer John Ellis on his next solo Roots/Folk Rock project Buffalo Hotel due for release in 2017.  Also on the go is the music for the upcoming feature action film (pre-production) “Lido” due for release in the coming year.

    Gibbons continues to write, record, produce, and play live at a number of venues around Vancouver and Western Canada.

    Geoff Gibbons

    Vancouver Singer/Songwriter Geoff Gibbons has been at this crazy music thing for some time, starting at the age of 11 as a member and soloist of a choir performing and recording in Canada and Europe.

    Wishing to follow different musical pursuits in his teenage years, Geoff discovered the acoustic guitar at 13 and fell for the songs of Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, and The Eagles.
    Many musical projects and countless stages have followed through the arc of Geoff’s musical career.

    Geoff’s first group Silverlode released two albums and garnered national airplay in Canada. The group appeared on many concert stages and television shows.

    On his own Geoff has recorded four solo CDs with critical success and had extensive play of five videos on Much More Music and CMT as a roots artist.

    In recent years, Geoff has collaborated as a songwriter with artists like Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special-Lynard Skynard) Dawn Langstroth (Daughter of Anne Murray) and Top Nashville writers James Dean Hicks and Peter McCann to name a few.  His skills as a songsmith have also been put to good use of late writing for TV (Higher Ground, Just Cause, Robson Arms) as well as animations (Mook, The Mr. Dink Show – winner of the jury prize for best animation at the New York International Film Festival).
    Geoff also composed the score and the songs for Lions Gate Film’s “Wolf Moon” aka “Dark Moon Rising”…Working with producer/engineer Dave ”Rave” Ogilvie (Marilyn Manson , David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails) and collaborating with a number of artists for the project.

    Currently Geoff is working with esteemed producer John Ellis on his next solo Roots/Folk Rock project Buffalo Hotel due for release in 2017.  Also on the go is the music for the upcoming feature action film (pre-production) “Lido” due for release in the coming year.

    Gibbons continues to write, record, produce, and play live at a number of venues around Vancouver and Western Canada.

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    Wednesday,January

    24

    7pm - 10pm

  • Ray Ayotte

    Ray Ayotte was born in Millardville Canada where as a youngster he began playing drums for rock bands he formed with schoolmates. Throughout his early playing days, Ray made little adjustments to his kit and learned that other players enjoyed the changes and sounds he could make. He dreamed of one day making his own drum set. After working in the music retail business, Ray finally had his chance when he created the Ayotte Drum Company. After selling the company, he began creating new models for Taye Drums to great success.

    Ray Ayotte

    Ray Ayotte was born in Millardville Canada where as a youngster he began playing drums for rock bands he formed with schoolmates. Throughout his early playing days, Ray made little adjustments to his kit and learned that other players enjoyed the changes and sounds he could make. He dreamed of one day making his own drum set. After working in the music retail business, Ray finally had his chance when he created the Ayotte Drum Company. After selling the company, he began creating new models for Taye Drums to great success.

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    Thursday,January

    25

    7pm - 10pm

  • Mike Henry

    The late great Ray Charles was a creator of soul music that combined gospel and blues. Close your eyes and allow yourself to be taken back in time with the wonderful, authentic vocal stylings of Mike Henry. With Dave Say saxophones, Jillian Lebeck piano, Russ Klyne guitar/voice, Krystal Desantos voice and Nino DiPasquale drums.

    Mike Henry

    The late great Ray Charles was a creator of soul music that combined gospel and blues. Close your eyes and allow yourself to be taken back in time with the wonderful, authentic vocal stylings of Mike Henry. With Dave Say saxophones, Jillian Lebeck piano, Russ Klyne guitar/voice, Krystal Desantos voice and Nino DiPasquale drums.

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    Friday,January

    26

    8pm - 11pm

  • Spectrum

    Spectrum is a unique collection of some the Finest Jazz Musicians in Canada, coming together to perform the greatest Jazz Standards in a Funky Soulful style, featuring Dave Say, Kelly Brown, Bruno Hubert, Dino Dinocollo, Craig White, occasionally we have some great guests such as Brad Turner, Hugh Fraser, Kristin Alexandrov, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach to name a few…this great band is always a Hit and should not be missed.

    Spectrum

    Spectrum is a unique collection of some the Finest Jazz Musicians in Canada, coming together to perform the greatest Jazz Standards in a Funky Soulful style, featuring Dave Say, Kelly Brown, Bruno Hubert, Dino Dinocollo, Craig White, occasionally we have some great guests such as Brad Turner, Hugh Fraser, Kristin Alexandrov, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach to name a few…this great band is always a Hit and should not be missed.

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    Saturday,January

    27

    8pm - 11pm

  • Jazz Jam with Gabriel and Bruno

    Bring your instruments and jam with Gabriel and Bruno every Sunday!

    Jazz Jam with Gabriel and Bruno

    Bring your instruments and jam with Gabriel and Bruno every Sunday!

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    Sunday,January

    28

    7pm - 11pm

  • Uno Mas

    A Vancouver opus, UnoMas’ music is a Soul- Jazz flavor, peppered with funk, hip- hop, reggae, drum & bass, and Latin grooves. Embracing a unique, modern sound, this is a trio that never fails to deliver. With original guitar by Kelly Brown, bass by Dino DiNicolo and drums by Travis Nelson, these boys have one of the freshest, groove-based, live acts Vancouver has to offer! After narrowly surviving a multiple roll- over highway MVA in late 2010, their passion, gratitude and connection with one another, shines through their music in every performance.

    Uno Mas

    A Vancouver opus, UnoMas’ music is a Soul- Jazz flavor, peppered with funk, hip- hop, reggae, drum & bass, and Latin grooves. Embracing a unique, modern sound, this is a trio that never fails to deliver. With original guitar by Kelly Brown, bass by Dino DiNicolo and drums by Travis Nelson, these boys have one of the freshest, groove-based, live acts Vancouver has to offer! After narrowly surviving a multiple roll- over highway MVA in late 2010, their passion, gratitude and connection with one another, shines through their music in every performance.

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    Tuesday,January

    30

    7pm - 10pm

  • Geoff Gibbons

    Vancouver Singer/Songwriter Geoff Gibbons has been at this crazy music thing for some time, starting at the age of 11 as a member and soloist of a choir performing and recording in Canada and Europe.

    Wishing to follow different musical pursuits in his teenage years, Geoff discovered the acoustic guitar at 13 and fell for the songs of Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, and The Eagles.
    Many musical projects and countless stages have followed through the arc of Geoff’s musical career.

    Geoff’s first group Silverlode released two albums and garnered national airplay in Canada. The group appeared on many concert stages and television shows.

    On his own Geoff has recorded four solo CDs with critical success and had extensive play of five videos on Much More Music and CMT as a roots artist.

    In recent years, Geoff has collaborated as a songwriter with artists like Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special-Lynard Skynard) Dawn Langstroth (Daughter of Anne Murray) and Top Nashville writers James Dean Hicks and Peter McCann to name a few.  His skills as a songsmith have also been put to good use of late writing for TV (Higher Ground, Just Cause, Robson Arms) as well as animations (Mook, The Mr. Dink Show – winner of the jury prize for best animation at the New York International Film Festival).
    Geoff also composed the score and the songs for Lions Gate Film’s “Wolf Moon” aka “Dark Moon Rising”…Working with producer/engineer Dave ”Rave” Ogilvie (Marilyn Manson , David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails) and collaborating with a number of artists for the project.

    Currently Geoff is working with esteemed producer John Ellis on his next solo Roots/Folk Rock project Buffalo Hotel due for release in 2017.  Also on the go is the music for the upcoming feature action film (pre-production) “Lido” due for release in the coming year.

    Gibbons continues to write, record, produce, and play live at a number of venues around Vancouver and Western Canada.

    Geoff Gibbons

    Vancouver Singer/Songwriter Geoff Gibbons has been at this crazy music thing for some time, starting at the age of 11 as a member and soloist of a choir performing and recording in Canada and Europe.

    Wishing to follow different musical pursuits in his teenage years, Geoff discovered the acoustic guitar at 13 and fell for the songs of Neil Young, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, and The Eagles.
    Many musical projects and countless stages have followed through the arc of Geoff’s musical career.

    Geoff’s first group Silverlode released two albums and garnered national airplay in Canada. The group appeared on many concert stages and television shows.

    On his own Geoff has recorded four solo CDs with critical success and had extensive play of five videos on Much More Music and CMT as a roots artist.

    In recent years, Geoff has collaborated as a songwriter with artists like Jeff Carlisi (.38 Special-Lynard Skynard) Dawn Langstroth (Daughter of Anne Murray) and Top Nashville writers James Dean Hicks and Peter McCann to name a few.  His skills as a songsmith have also been put to good use of late writing for TV (Higher Ground, Just Cause, Robson Arms) as well as animations (Mook, The Mr. Dink Show – winner of the jury prize for best animation at the New York International Film Festival).
    Geoff also composed the score and the songs for Lions Gate Film’s “Wolf Moon” aka “Dark Moon Rising”…Working with producer/engineer Dave ”Rave” Ogilvie (Marilyn Manson , David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails) and collaborating with a number of artists for the project.

    Currently Geoff is working with esteemed producer John Ellis on his next solo Roots/Folk Rock project Buffalo Hotel due for release in 2017.  Also on the go is the music for the upcoming feature action film (pre-production) “Lido” due for release in the coming year.

    Gibbons continues to write, record, produce, and play live at a number of venues around Vancouver and Western Canada.

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    Wednesday,January

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    7pm - 10pm

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