Fractal Jazz at Jazz at the Griff

November 17 7:30 to 9:30 pm

The Jazz at the Griff series, presented by Trail & District Arts Council, brings you Fractal Jazz. Enjoy the jazz club vibe as you savour a glass of wine in a setting that is up close and personal with the band.

Fractal Jazz is a Kootenay-based instrumental jazz group playing standards, ballads, cookin’ bebop tunes and original compositions. With influences spanning multiple jazz styles, the band guarantees a unique musical experience with every performance. The band includes Daralyn Fox (trumpet), Mike Rud (guitar), Doug Stephenson (bass), and Steven Parish (drums).

Daralyn Fox is a trumpet player and composer/arranger based out of Rossland, BC, fundamentally shaped by experiences at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho during her early years as a musician. It was during this time, legendary trumpet voices such as Arturo Sandoval, Freddie Hubbard, and Clark Terry left a significant impression. She loves high octane big band lead playing and can also be found in smaller groups creating music in the grand tradition of hard and post-bop masters like Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker and Lee Morgan. Daralyn has studied music performance at MacEwan University in Edmonton AB and St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish NS with a focus on jazz. She has also studied with the likes of William (Bill) Dimmer, Dominic Spera, and Jon Faddis. In her time as a performing artist, she has had the pleasure of playing with the incomparable Tommy Banks, Bobby Cairns and Dominic Spera.

Mike Rud is a Juno award-winning jazz guitarist and songwriter. As an instrumentalist, Mike has played alongside some of the greatest jazz musicians of the era like Peter Bernstein, Kenny Wheeler, Herb Ellis and Joey DeFrancesco. 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. It was inspired by the great literature set in Montreal (Michel Tremblay, Gabrielle Roy etc.) and sung by Sienna Dahlen. Mike’s subsequent 2015 solo release, “Miniatures”, delighted audiences across Canada, creating the effect of a small group with only his voice and his guitar.

Rud has a master’s degree from McGill and studied privately in New York City with one of the fathers of modern jazz guitar, Jim Hall. Mike has taught at McGill, Western Washington, and Carleton universities, and speaks frequently at other music schools. He is also a music instructor at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC.

Doug Stephenson has been an integral member of Western Canada's music community for over thirty years. The Calgary native is a guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and producer. He has performed with a wide range of artists including Melody Diachun, Charlie Rouse, Bob Murphy, Les McCann, Jay Thomas, John Stowell, Tommy Banks, P.J. Perry, Altered Laws, Barry Romberg, Bob Brough, Campbell Ryga, and Blues legend Big Miller.

Steven Parish earned his BA in Audio Engineering from the Berklee College of Music. In addition to studying Drum Set at Berklee, he also studied jazz drum set privately with Frankie Dunlop (Thelonious Monk, Lionel Hampton), Latin rhythms with Frank Malabe, and attended master classes presented by the great Buddy Rich. Mentored by the legendary Les Paul at age 17, Steven's also played, engineered and/or programmed tracks for Rock 'n' Roll legend Cub Koda, Ian Hunter, Joe Bouchard of Blue Öyster Cult and Rap artist Stezo-E. He has played Jazz with Anthony Braxton and Pat LaBarbara, as well as performance art with the groundbreaking Fluxus. He has performed with Selkirk’s long list of visiting artists including Robben Ford, John Handy, Jimmy Haslip, Max Bennett, Bob Mintzer, Frank Gambale, Mike Stern, Pat Mastellotto and Oz Noy, among others. Steven Parish started the Music Program at Selkirk College with Darcy Hepner, Jeff Link and Paul Landsberg in 1989.

Single tickets are $22.

Or buy a 6-show series pass for Jazz at the Griff is only $107. Limited availability. Get your pass now! Available only by calling or visiting the Box Office.

All shows general admission. Groups of 4 can reserve a table through the Box Office. Licensed event.

All single show tickets available online at, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.

Other shows in the Jazz at The Griff series include:

TRIOLOGY: Thursday, September 22, 7:30 pm, The Griff - A supergroup of award-winning Canadian jazz musicians including Jodi Proznick on bass, Miles Black on piano and Bill Coon on guitar, fashioned after the great early jazz trios of Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson. They will perform wonderful impromptu arrangements of classic standards and original tunes.

RICK LINGARD QUARTET: Thursday, January 12, 7:30 pm, The Griff: The Rick Lingard Quartet features Rick Lingard as lead vocalist and saxophonist, Juno award-winner Mike Rud on guitar, Tony Ferraro on drums, and Doug Stephenson on bass. The band’s members have played with great artists both locally and internationally.

LAURA LANDSBERG QUINTET: Thursday, February 9, 7:30 pm, The Griff: "Come Fly with Me" as Laura and her group of world-class musicians offer up an evening of music from the great American songbook to re-imagined versions of contemporary songs, focusing on destinations worldwide. Laura’s vocal versatility will be supported by David Restivo on piano, Paul Landsberg on guitar, Rob Fahie on bass, and Steven Parish on drums.

MELODY DIACHUN QUARTET: Thursday, March 16, 7:30 pm, The Griff: Melody Diachun is a JUNO and National Jazz Award nominated vocalist and songwriter with her own sound, style, and approach to creating new music. Joining her in The Melody Diachun Quartet are award-winning pianist and composer David Restivo, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and producer Doug Stephenson, and celebrated drummer Tony Ferraro.

ANDREA SUPERSTEIN: OH MOTHER - Thursday, May 18, 7:30 pm, Bailey Theatre: Andrea Superstein’s new show, OH MOTHER, is a multimedia tour de force inspired by real life stories of motherhood. Andrea’s powerful vocals are accompanied by breathtaking videos with heartfelt imagery.

The Jazz at the Griff series is made possible thanks to funding from McEwan Law, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: Muriel Griffiths Room at The Bailey Theatre
Address: 1501 Cedar Avenue, Trail