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Jazz at the Griff: Kootenay Jazz Ensemble featuring Mike Rud

October 24 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Trail and District Arts Council presents The Kootenay Jazz Ensemble featuring Mike Rud.Donnie Clark on Trumpet, Robb Fahie on Bass, and Doug Stephenson on Guitar. 

The Kootenay Jazz Ensemble performs creative arrangements of classic and original jazz. Blending melody, improv, harmony, and textures, these four veteran jazz musicians deliver a lush sound that explores the delights of Jazz. Juno award-winning jazz guitarist and songwriter, Mike Rud has played alongside some of the greatest jazz musicians of the era like Peter Bernstein, Kenny Wheeler, Herb Ellis and Joey DeFrancesco. And, as a songwriter and arranger, Mike won the 2014 Juno Award for his album Notes on Montreal, a critically acclaimed musical portrait of the city, sung by Sienna Dahlen. 

The hidden jewel of the Kootenay music scene, Donnie Clark, is an incredible trumpet player.  He has a resume filled with international touring and recording; having been a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and the CBC Chamber Orchestra, he has performed throughout Canada, the US and Europe.  He is known as one of Canada's top jazz performers and has toured with New Orleans Connection as well as his own Donnie Clark Quintet.  

A native of Calgary, Doug Stephenson has been an integral member of Western Canada's jazz community for over 40 years as a world-class guitarist, bassist, songwriter and producer, and moved to Nelson in 2012. Stephenson has worked with a wide range of artists including "Big" Miller, Charlie Rouse, Tommy Banks, P.J. Perry, Michael Occhipinti as well as Kootenay favourites, Gabriel Palatchi and Melody Diachun.   

Originally from Ottawa, Rob Fahie has performed at prestigious jazz clubs and premiere concert halls throughout the world including The Blue Note, Dizzy's Club, Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.  In 2013, Fahie moved to Nelson and has succeeded in making a name for himself in the region's vibrant music scene.

Groups of 4 can reserve a table through the Box Office.

General Admission - Muriel Griffith Room - 7:30 pm

Jazz Series Pass - All 6 shows only $99! ** Don't miss out on this great deal. These shows sell out fast! ** Call or drop into the Box Office to get your season pass. 250-368-9669

Single Ticket: $17.50 in Advance, $22 at Door

2019-20 Jazz Series also includes: Michael Kaeshammer – October 1; Dave Restivo and Laura Landsberg: November 14;  Joy of Cooking – January 9; Melody Diachun Quartet – February 13 at 2:30 pm or February 13 at 7:30 pm; and Tiny Islands March 12 at 2:30 pm or March 12 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsored by McEwan Law.

 

 

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Town: Trail, BC
Venue: The Griff at The Bailey
Address: 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail