The Nexus at First

Enriching Community Connections

Redefining community connections by utilizing our newly expanded stage area at First United Salmon Arm.

Willy Gaw Trio and Friends
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Willy Gaw Trio and Friends

FEATURING:
Willy Gaw, guitar
Bill Lockie, bass
Jordan Dick, guitar
Friends!

Will Gaw has been a student of rhythm guitar playing in the style of Django Reinhardt and the Gypsy Jazz genre for over ten years and as such has managed to surround himself with great improvisers in the various bands he has formed over those years. Gypsy Jazz is fast, intoxicating, upbeat and lively and the Willy Gaw Band is always entertaining

The Salmon Arm Jazz Club is proud to present on May 24 at Nexus in Salmon Arm, the Willy Gaw Trio and Friends. Bill Lockie on stand up bass, Jordan Dick on Lead Guitar and, well, friends. Join us!

ADMISSION: By donation.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and Nellie's amazing treats are also available by donation.
Doors: Open at 6:30pm.

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Shuswap Dance Junior Show
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Shuswap Dance Junior Show

The Shuswap Dance year end Junior show will be on Friday, June 8 at 6:30pm and our Senior show will take place Saturday, June 9 at 7:00pm.

Rehearsals and shows will be located at the Nexus in the First United Church.

Dress rehearsals will occur June 5-7 – schedule TBD.

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Shuswap Dance Senior Show
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Shuswap Dance Senior Show

The Shuswap Dance year end Junior show will be on Friday, June 8 at 6:30pm and our Senior show will take place Saturday, June 9 at 7:00pm.

Rehearsals and shows will be located at the Nexus in the First United Church.

Dress rehearsals will occur June 5-7 – schedule TBD.

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Shuswap Dance Gala
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Shuswap Dance Gala

The gala show features all of our competition pieces from this season and will take place at the Nexus at First as well on Friday, June 15 at 7:00pm.

Tickets will go on sale in May along with year end show tickets – rows are numbered and first come first served.

Tickets are $10 and available at the Shuswap Dance Centre at 590 Okanagan Avenue SE.
Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday 2:30 - 6:30pm and Thursday-Friday 2:30 - 4:30pm.

For more in formation please all 250.832.5258 or visit www.shuswapdance.com.

 

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Chicken-Like Birds CD Launch
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Chicken-Like Birds CD Launch

Chicken-Like Birds are the combination of Ari Lantela who is known for his refined-yet-sloppy blues guitar picking and Jasmin Frederickson holding it down on double bass. Along with a suitcase drum, upright bass and interesting harmonies, listeners will be treated to a tasty marriage of roots, blues, swing and ragtime that the Canadian Pacific Blues Society has called a “fantastic old- school acoustic experience.” Together they sing their original songs about adventure, independent women, cooking and the pair's strange relationship. Slap in some theatrics, a few funny stories and some strangely endearing awkwardness and that'll be the Birds.

Information is available at www.chickenlikebirds.com.

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Subtone
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Subtone

FEATURING:
Magnus Schriefl, trumpet, flugelhorn
Malte Durrschnabel, woodwinds
Florian Hoefner, piano
Matthias Pichler, bass
Peter Gall, drums

Subtone stands in the forefront of today’s young innovative Jazz ensembles. Founded in 2005 in Berlin, its members now live on both sides of the Atlantic, in St. John’s, NL, Berlin and Cologne. Through innumerable concerts at home and abroad, as well as appearances at festivals like the Bohemia Jazz Fest in the Czech Republic and Jazz Baltica in Salzau, Germany, Subtone quickly established themselves as one of the most sought-after jazz ensembles in Europe. After three acclaimed albums, in early 2014 Subtone released their 4th album “Roswitha’s Revenge” on Laika Records.

The individual members are all accomplished performers. Collectively, they have won prestigious awards like the US National Trumpet Competition (Magnus Schriefl), the Bass Competition of the International Bass Convention (Matthias Pichler) and the Stingray Rising Star Award (Florian Hoefner) and have collaborated with artists and groups like the Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio, Seamus Blake, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Randy Brecker. As a group, Subtone is also the winner of the Jury and Audience Award of the International Jazz Competition “Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon” in France.

With their own imaginative compositions, the five artists offer an inexhaustible selection, from the voluminous big-band sound to a bare-essential chamber music approach. In addition to the apparent mastery over their instruments, it is above all the implicitness with which they communicate that is so striking.

What makes Subtone stand out from other ensembles is the impressive artistic connection among the five musicians. The listener perceives this intense communication and fundamental understanding among all members of the band in the very first notes.

ADMISSION: By donation.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and Nellie's amazing treats are also available by donation.
Doors: Open at 6:30pm.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L'an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l'art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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Shuswap Intergenerational Choir
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Shuswap Intergenerational Choir

If you can talk, you can sing!

This is the premise on which three area women are creating the Shuswap Intergenerational Choir, a group designed to bring young and older members of the community together every week!

Led by Andréa Roberts, who is transitioning from the Children’s Choir, membership will be open to young folks between the ages of seven and 17 and the young at heart who are over 70.

Andréa Roberts and Joan Bratty have organized the new Shuswap Intergenerational Choir open to youths from seven to 17 and those who are over 70 for the love of singing.

Come and enjoy the strength of "youth and experience"! 

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Shuswap Music Festival Night of Stars
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Shuswap Music Festival Night of Stars

Shuswap Music Festival Night of Stars is the final event to highlight the amazing music from this year's performances by showcasing the 'best of the festival'.

The Gala Concert and awards presentation is Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at The Nexus at First. Admission is $10.00 per person or $20.00 per family.

www.shuswapfestival.com

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Standard Time
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Standard Time

FEATURING:
Bob Rogers, trombone
Donnie Clark, trumpet
Jordan Dick, guitar
Brian McMahon, bass
Scott Gamble, drums

Bob Rogers is a trombonist who has lived in Revelstoke since 1993, where he has taught music for 25 years. During that time he has been a regular member of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed many times with the Kamloops Symphony and the Symphony of the Kootenays. Bob is also the leader of the Bob Rogers Jazz Quartet and a member of the funk band Majesty, and also plays regularly with various ensembles throughout the Okanagan and Kootenays. Before moving to the interior, Bob was active a freelance musician in Vancouver, and performed with many groups there including the West Coast Jazz Orchestra, VEJI, Solid Brass, and artists and bands and artists such as Natalie Cole, the Temptations and the O'Jays, the Victoria Symphony and the Vancouver Opera. 

Bob will be joined for this show by the fabulous trumpeter Donnie Clark. Donnie has enjoyed a long career as one of Canada's leading trumpet players. As a player, arranger, and composer on the West Coast since the early 1960s, he has been leadr of the Donnie Clark Quartet and Quintet, the Don Clark Ragtime Band as well as a member of the Bobby Hales Orchestra, the West Coast Jazz Orchestra and a regular on CBC Radio and Television. He was also a member of the legendary Vancouver all-star Jazz sextet Pacific Salt, touring throughout North America and Europe in the 1970s. 

Bob and Donnie will be joined by some of the Okanagan's finest musicians - Jordan Dick, guitar, Brian McMahon, bass and Scott Gamble, drums. Coming together as "Standard Time," the band will be performing a selection of their favourite standard tunes from the great jazz composers and the Great American Songbook.

ADMISSION: By donation.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and Nellie's amazing treats are also available by donation.
Doors: Open at 6:30pm.

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18th Annual Shuswap Music Festival
Apr
16
to Apr 27

18th Annual Shuswap Music Festival

The purpose of the Shuswap Music Festival is to encourage, support, challenge and celebrate music students and amateur musicians by providing opportunities for learning and performing on the road to musical excellence.

In addition, the Festival provides the opportunity for constructive and professional evaluations of musical performances.

The Festival is produced by a not-for-profit society managed by a volunteer board of directors.

The Shuswap Music Festival runs from April 16 to 27 in a variety of venues in Salmon Arm. Everyone is invited to attend these sessions. Admission is by donation.

Programs for all performances and specific event times at can be downloaded and printed from The Shuswap Music Festival website. Events at The Nexus at First are scheduled between April 16 and 27.

The Festival will close with a Gala Concert and awards presentation on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the The Nexus at First. Admission: $10/person or $20/family.

www.shuswapfestival.com

 

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Benny Lackner
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Benny Lackner

PAST EVENT
JAZZ SALMON ARM

FEATURING: Benny Lackner, piano

Born in Berlin to an american father and a German mother, Benny Lackner, moved to California at the age of 13. He received his BFA from the California Institute of the Arts under the direction of Charlie Haden and David Roitstein. From 1997 - 1998 he studied privately with his mentor, pianist Brad Mehldau. He has performed at numerous jazz festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux and Monterey. He has worked with artists such as the late Billy Higgins, Marc Ribot, BradShepik, Pheeroan akLaff and is now residing in NYC and Berlin where he is working with his internationally touring trio as well as a sideman and composer.

The Benny Lackner Trio just finished its fifth huge world tour playing 19 concerts in 19 cities starting with Auckland, NZ and ending in Lausanne, CH.  The trio featuring Benny Lackner (piano,  electronics),  Jerôme Regard (bass) and Matthieu Chazarenc (drums) was founded in New York City in 2002. Past concerts include five extensive Asia – Australia – New Zealand  tours taking them to places such as  Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Jakarta. Other tours included Brazil,  South Africa, Canada, Portugal, Spain, United States, Germany, France, Croatia, South Africa, Austria, Turkey, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The trio has headlined at jazz clubs such as the Blue Note in NYC, Joe’s Pub in NYC, Smalls in NYC, Birdland in Vienna and the A-Trane in Berlin, sharing the stage with John Scofield at the Traumzeit Jazz Festival,  the American Jazz Festival in Paris, as well as concerts at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival, Viersen Jazz Festival, Leverkusener Jazztage, the Augsburger Jazzsommer and the Düsseldorfer Jazz Rallye.

Siskiyou, the trio’s 5th album was released by Unit Records in April 2015 http://www.unitrecords.com.

“Benny Lackner has a distinctive compositional voice that sounds lucid and fresh. He’s found a cool way to write for this trio.”-Brad Mehldau

ADMISSION: By donation.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and Nellie's amazing treats are also available by donation.
Doors: Open at 6:30pm.

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Ptriodactyl
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Ptriodactyl


PAST EVENT

FEATURING:
Jessica Heaven, vocals
Gavia Lertzman-Lepofsky, violin
Jake McIntyre-Paul, bass

“Jessica Heaven has a gorgeous tuneful voice
and her effortlessly expressive jazz style
belies her youth.
An artist to keep your eye and ear on.”

- Kate Hammett-Vaughan,
Juno-nominated Jazz Vocalist
 

“Meet a fresh new trio whose spare,
edgy instrumentation
and playful vocals create a jazz reduction sauce,
simmering the musical ingredients
to concentrate the flavors." 

- Kitty King, bassist for Little Mountain Trio
and The Kitsilano Kat Kickers

Hailing from Salmon Arm and Vancouver, Ptriodactyl is an electrifying trio of voice, violin, and bass, that travels 465 km to rehearse, record, and perform together. This youthful, innovative group is constantly challenging themselves in both their originals and their interpretations of jazz standards by refusing to transcribe to the traditional musical roles of their instruments. Looking to groups like Triology, The Oscar Peterson Trio, and The Jennifer Scott Trio for their inspiration, this band is a unique fusion of groove and space. With their effervescent synergy, musical interplay, and sense of humour, Ptriodactyl captivates audiences and is not one to miss.

ADMISSION: By donation.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and treats are also available by donation.
DOORS: Open at 6:30pm.

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The Jordan Dick Quartet
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Jordan Dick Quartet

PAST EVENT

FEATURING:
Jordan Dick, guitar
Sandy Cameron, sax
Bill Lockie, bass
Gareth Seys, drums

Come and listen to this group of talented musicians as they bring their fabulous stylings to the Shuswap! 

ADMISSION: By donation.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and treats are also available by donation.
DOORS: Open at 6:30pm.

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Dan Smith Quartet featuring Eric Weiden
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Dan Smith Quartet featuring Eric Weiden

FEATURING:
Dan Smith, guitar
Jake McIntyre-Paul, double bass
Gareth Seys, drums
Eric Weiden, trumpet

Trumpeter Eric Weiden joins local Salmon Arm rhythm section trio Dan Smith on guitar, Jake McIntyre-Paul on double bass, and Gareth Seys on drums for an evening of standards interspersed with a few original compositions. Eric has recently shared stages with Vancouver greats like Brad Turner and Bill Coon and has just released his latest record ‘Through Haze’, a collection of original songs inspired by the Miles Davis record ‘Blue Haze’.  

ADMISSION: By donation.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and treats are also available by donation.
DOORS: Open at 6:30pm.

No Scents Please
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Irish Mythen
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Irish Mythen

Valentine's Day Concert with Irish Mythen

SOLD OUT

FEATURING:  Irish Mythen
OPENING ACT:  Ruby Bruce (15) a singer songwriter from Scotch Creek, BC. Please visit Ruby's facebook page to learn more, go to Ruby Bruce Music.

Doors open at 6:30 pm - Cash Bar

When it comes to musical surprises and highlights of 2017 and the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Irish Mythen sits at the top of the list.

This powerhouse vocalist, performer, and songwriter showed up at our festival and left Roots & Blues with legions of new fans after weekend performances on the main stage, as well as our Barn and Shade stages.

And we are pleased to announce that this gypsy troubadour, who splits her time between P.E.I., the road, and Ireland returns to Salmon Arm for a Valentine's Day concert at The Nexus at First.

To quote Irish Mythen, after her Sunday afternoon Shade Stage performance that saw the audience stretch past and engulf the merch tent, "that was an epic time."

Awarded Album of the Year in 2015 by the East Coast Music Association, Mythen's career is skyrocketing as she's closed the prestigious Philadelphia Folk Festival and toured extensively with Melissa Ethridge while continuing to write songs that she feels are influenced by, "the people I’ve met, the colour and shape of the land, and the fact that you spend much of this life alone on the road."

You can purchase tickets below by clicking the button and heading to the Roots & Blues site, phone the Roots & Blues office at 250.833.4096 or come down to the at office 541 - 3 Street SE in Salmon Arm. Tickets purchased on line will be available for pick-up at The Nexus at First beginning one hour before show time.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Ticket will be available at the door. CASH ONLY at the door. No refunds. All ages are welcome. $20 per ticket.

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Be Air Aware! We strive to be a scent free building. Scented products can aggravate health problems for some people, especially those with asthma, allergies and other medical conditions. Please do not wear scented items. Thank you for your understanding.

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Lent Fraser Wall McMahon
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Lent Fraser Wall McMahon

JAZZ SALMON ARM
Lent Fraser Wall McMahon

PAST EVENT

FEATURING:
Neil Fraser, guitar
John Lent, guitar
Shelby Wall, guitar
Brian McMahon, bass

Thanks to Candace McMahon for permission to use this article published in the Morning Star.

The local trio, on this night a quartet, will be playing a mixture of acoustic jazz and blues.

“Our playing has a rootsy, raw sound to it,” said lead guitarist Neil Fraser. “Our sound is driven by the acoustic guitar, even though we are amplified.”

What Fraser is referring to is the Django-influenced guitar style where, during improvisation, the artist controls and ‘bends’ the timing, rhythms, melody, and even the chord progressions. This acoustic style of playing is really what makes Lent Fraser Wall songs sound authentic as they move in and out of the groove.

The band’s many original songs are captivating, some say spellbinding, as they transport listeners on a journey filled with their unique blend of musical genres. It’s the ordinary day-to-day situations and occurrences that inspire John Lent in his song writing, as he transforms them into rich and magical lyrics that mirror our struggles to understand the world in which we live.

Lent moved to Vernon in the late ‘70s and taught literature and creative writing at Okanagan College for 33 years until his retirement as the college’s regional dean in 2011. He is still actively writing and publishing songs, books and poetry.

Fraser is an accomplished guitar teacher and, though now teaching privately, was an instructor with the Vernon Community Music School for more than 15 years. Listen in awe for the extremely elastic leads he is sure to deliver.

Shelby Wall moved to the Vernon area in the late ‘70s. He first began performing rock and country-rock and became interested in jazz around 1988. Wall has been described by Lent as the anchor, allowing Fraser his acoustic adventures.

Wall has the opportunity to hoist his anchor and do some unrestricted playing for this gig, as Brian McMahon will be taking on the responsibility of anchoring their sound for the night. McMahon, a Vernon bassist, is the band’s plus one. A long-time fan of the trio, McMahon is delighted to get the opportunity to perform with them for this concert.

ADMISSION: By donation. Doors open at 6:30pm.
CONCESSION: Nellie's homemade treats, coffee and tea are available by donation.

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The Jordan Dick/Jake McIntyre-Paul Quartet
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Jordan Dick/Jake McIntyre-Paul Quartet

Songs We Know

FEATURING:
Jordan Dick, guitar
Jake McIntyre-Paul, bass
Bob Rogers, trombone
Trevor Wallach, drums

They call it "Songs We Know", but really, it's the songs we love! The music this evening will be a collection of the quartet's favourite standards.

Come early! Bring a friend or two (or three). Enjoy a visit and a cup of tea or coffee and some of Nellie's tasty homemade treats before listening to an evening of familiar musical offerings!

Blues for Alice, Jordan Dick and Jake McIntyre Paul

ADMISSION: By donation.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and treats are also available by donation.
DOORS: Open at 6:30pm.

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Kamloops Symphony
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Kamloops Symphony

The Magic of Vienna

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FEATURING GUEST ARTIST:
Mark Ferris, violin

All the effervescent music you have come to expect from a Kamloops Symphony Magic of Vienna program, featuring two-time Juno Award winning violinist, Mark Ferris.

PROGRAMME:
Saraste: Zigeunerweisen
Kodaly: Galanta Dances
Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1

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S.C. & the Shujazz Quintet
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

S.C. & the Shujazz Quintet

Jazz Club
S.C. & the Shujazz Quintet

FEATURING:
Dan Smith, guitar
Chris Pedderson, EWI
Colin Spence, piano
Bill Lockie, bass and vocals
Sandy Cameron, sax

Sandy Cameron and the Shujazz Quintet are back! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this instrument, this time round, the group is bringing a EWI into the mix. EWI is an electronic wind instrument. It's quite amazing, capable of a myriad of sounds and is played masterfully by Chris Pedderson. Make sure you start the 2018 Jazz Club season with this exciting ensemble who is sure to wow you with their jazz stylings!

ADMISSION: By donation. Doors open at 6:30pm.
CONCESSION: Nellie's homemade treats, coffee and tea are available by donation.

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Snowdrop
Jan
6
7:30 PM19:30

Snowdrop

FEATURING:
Jaeden Izik-Dzurko

This is a concert you will not want to miss!

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko is back home for the holidays having completed his first semester at the prestigious Juilliard Music school. This spring, Jaeden will be playing concertos with symphony orchestras in Calgary and Vancouver. It is exciting that he is becoming recognized and appreciated in the wider musical world!

We are fortunate to have Jaeden back at the Nexus at First to start our New Year. Having just completed a CBC live recording on January 4, Jaeden is presenting his Snowdrop Solo Recital. 

Admission is free or by donation. 

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Shuswap Dance
Dec
16
10:00 PM22:00

Shuswap Dance

Come and watch the Christmas Stories told through the talented dancers from the Shuswap Dance Centre.

Make sure to get your tickets early from the studio at 590 Okanagan Avenue SE. ($9).
     Monday - Wednesday 2:30-6:30pm
     Thursday - Friday 2:30 - 4:30pm.
TIckets sell quickly! Any remaining tickets will be for sale at the door for $10.

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Merry Krizz
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Merry Krizz

JAZZ SALMON ARM

You won't want to miss this! It's Merry Krizz featuring Sandy Cameron, Andrea Roberts and the ShuJazz Quintet. This is the 2017 Jazz Salmon Arm Christmas musical extravaganza! Bring your friends to enjoy an incredible evening with an incredible band. 

Sandy Cameron - Sax and clarinet
Andrea Roberts - Vocals
Terry Kosowick - Trumpet
Jake McIntyre-Paul - Upright bass
Gareth Seys- Drums and trombone
Colin Spence - Piano

Come join Sandy and friends and support the Jazz Club. Door open at 6:30pm. Admission is by donation.

Check out their promotional video!
https://youtu.be/1pKSOK8fWDI

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The Basic Needs
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Basic Needs

JAZZ SALMON ARM

FEATURING:
Jordan Dick, guitar
Blair Shier, bass
Gareth Seys, drums (and trombone)

An instrumental modern jazz trio hailing from Salmon Arm, BC. The Basic Needs music can best be described as an honest exploration into the depths of creativity.

Whether playing their own imaginative and grooving original compositions or thoughtfully reinventing classic jazz standards and pop tunes with their energized blend of creative interplay and aural sensibility, there's something for almost every music fan's ears.  These three musicians have spent the last decade studying and sharing the stage with many of the counties finest musicians including Bill Coon, Phil Dwyer, Richard Underhill, and Bob Shields.

Jordan Dick, Blair Shier, and Gareth Seys combine to produce a provocative, unique sound that is as interesting as it is worthwhile!

ADMISSION: By donation. Doors open at 6:30pm.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and treats are available by donation.

 

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Trevor Giancola Trio
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Trevor Giancola Trio

JAZZ SALMON ARM

FEATURING:
Trevor Giancola, guitar
John Meyer, bass
Adam Arruda, drums

Trevor Giancola Trio has released an album of beautiful standards and originals. The Trio’s varied musical backgrounds enables the group to approach originals and standards in a unique and diverse way. Giancola (34) has been playing the guitar since an early age, and has been immersed in the Toronto jazz scene for the past 10 years. He has performed with Mike Murley, Kelly Jefferson, Seamus Blake, Donny McCaslin, John Macleod, Phil Dwyer, Sophie Milman, John Abercrombie, Pat Labarbera and others. Trevor has been a faculty member at Humber College since 2009.

Bassist Jon Meyer (33) has performed with jazz artists such as Peter Appleyard, Tony"Oulabula" Bazley, Ned Goold, Terry Lukiwski, Norman Marshall Villeneuve, David Virelles, Lee Wallace, Perry White and Jake Wilkinson to name just a few. He has played on numerous film and television soundtracks and has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. Drummer Adam Arruda (26) has been surrounded by music from a very early age, growing up in a musical family. Now residing in Brooklyn, NY, Adam is among the most sought-after drummers in the music world and has had the privilege of working with such artists as Greg Osby, Dayna Stephens, Gilad Hekselman, Kevin Eubanks, James Moody, Phil Woods, Jeremy Pelt and many others.

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ADMISSION: By donation. Doors open at 6:30pm.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and treats are available by donation.

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Mimosa
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Mimosa

JAZZ SALMON ARM

FEATURING:
Rebecca Shoichet, vocals
Anna Lumiere, piano and accordion
Karen Graves, sax, flute and vocals
Adam Thomas, bass
Bernie Arai, drums

Although every member of Mimosa is also active on the Canadian music scene in many other groups, the band has been together for almost two decades and has developed a unique performance that will take you on an unforgettable journey into time and sound.

The Vancouver quintet draws on Jazz, Brazilian Sambas, French 60s pop and Cabaret music to concoct its own unique sound: gorgeous melodies, quirky lyrics, incredible groove and sky-high improvisations.

With three critically acclaimed CDs and festival appearances all over Canada (including the Vancouver and Montreal Jazz Festivals), they have become CBC favourites, selected first as the subject of a one-hour long documentary and more recently as one of four Western bands featured on television, radio and the web, in the popular “Mai de la chanson d’ici”. In September 2011, they also appeared on the French CBC show “Bien au Show”, for their final episode. In 2012, Mimosa collaborated for the first time with dancers and a projectionist for a unique performance at the Sechelt Arts Festival. Recently, Mimosa toured the Okanagan with a brand new repertoire of originals and interesting arrangements of standards. In 2016 they performed at various festivals, including the Harmony Arts Festival, the Gibsons Jazz Festival, the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival and many others.

Mimosa's music is composed by the three women of the group and some of their compositions have been used in film and television (Rise of the Gargoyles, Mange ta ville, etc). Lumiere also received a IMA composition award for Hotel des peines perdues and some of her songs have been rearranged for choirs (Echos du Pacifique).

ADMISSION: By donation. Doors open at 6:30pm.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and treats are available by donation.

http://mimosamusic.com/mimosamusic.com/

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Kamloops Symphony Orchestra
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Kamloops Symphony Orchestra

Masterworks Salmon Arm Series
O Canada

Guest Artist: Mark D'Angelo, Trumpet

The trumpet shall sound! This programme highlights the brilliant sound of the trumpet and our principal trumpeter, Mark D’Angelo. The programme includes two newly commissioned works by Canadian composers. Join us in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.

Stokes: Sesquie for Canada’s 150th
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Estacio: Trumpet Concerto
Elgar: Enigma Variations

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Kamloops Symphony Salmon Arm Masterworks Series

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Overdraft
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Overdraft

JAZZ SALMON ARM

Overdraft. The band you can bank on!

Featuring:
Jake Verburg - lead guitar
Bill Lockie - bass, vocals
Mike Scharf - sax
Steph Clifford - rhythm guitar, vocals

These talented local musicians playing swing, gypsy jazz, and jazz standards. Come enjoy an evening of great listening. 

ADMISSION: By donation. Doors open at 6:30pm.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and treats are available by donation.

https://jazzsalmonarm.com

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3 Squared
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

3 Squared

 

Mark Langridge - guitar
Jake McIntyre-Paul - bass
Chris Pettersen - saxophone
Brian Pratt-Johnson - drums/vocal
Gareth Seys - trombone/drums

Canadian jazz group, 3 Squared, is a musical collective featuring two horns, a guitar and two hyphenated surnames. As part of a healthy auditory experience, 3 Squared is just what the soul doctor ordered. "These lads will make things right."

ADMISSION: By donation. Doors open at 6:30pm.
CONCESSION: Coffee, tea and treats are available by donation.

https://jazzsalmonarm.com

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Bill Coon and Oliver Gannon
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Bill Coon and Oliver Gannon

Bill Coon and Oliver Gannon
Two Much Guitar!

Oliver Gannon - guitar
Bill Coon - guitar
Darren Radtke - acoustic bass
David Robbins - drums

Interplay and communication is what Oliver Gannon and Bill Coon are all about as they play off each other and have a great time doing it!

The band’s critically acclaimed debut CD Two Much Guitar showcases the sparks that fly between these two guitarists and the conversational quality and intimacy the duo achieves in a live setting. Recently Two Much More! has received even more favourable reviews as the band just keeps evolving.

Bill Coon, a Juno nominated was awarded Jazz Guitarist of the Year in 2009 while Juno award winner Oliver Gannon was chosen Jazz Guitarist of the Year in 2003.

While the group showcases the two virtuoso guitarists, acoustic bassist Darren Radtke and drummer Dave Robbins round out the quartet and add their own incredible supportive and soloing talents to the powerful combination of talent.

A mixture of classic standards and originals from Coon and Gannon are performed with verve, wit and spontaneity. Although you will hear influences Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, and Grant Green, this band has a sound all it’s own.

Oliver Gannon and Bill Coon have performed together to enthusiastic audiences throughout British Columbia and appear regularly at Vancouver’s clubs to sold-out houses.

The group has been exploring new repertoire drawn from the Duke Ellington-Billy Strayhorn songbook, while Bill and Oliver continue to collaborate on new compositions and arrangements as heard on their new CD Two Much More! (Cellar Live June 2015)


REVIEWS

OLIVER GANNON & BILL COON
TWO MUCH M0RE!

Oliver Gannon, Bill Coon (g); Darren Radtke (b); Dave Robbins(d). Vancouver, 2015. 
(Cellar Live 11815)

Brian Robinson – Jazz Journal
This disc was a revelation – two veteran guitarists of whom I was previously unaware enjoying themselves in relaxed and intriguing fashion. With exemplary support from bass and drums, the swing factor is never absent. Gannon's sense of melody and swing comes from the left speaker whilst Bill Coon's more harmonic approach, which can be appreciated on Tones For St Joan, comes from the right. The four Ellington/Strayhorn numbers on the CD get virtuoso treatments of which those illustrious gentlemen would surely have approved. So much great music here: listen to the way they dig into The End 0f A Love Affair. A very possible candidate for the 2015 top 10.
 

Stuart Broomer – The Whole Note 2015
There’s an infectious joy about Oliver Gannon and Bill Coon’s Two Much More! (Cellar Live CL011815 cellarlive.com), the elite Vancouver guitarists commemorating the decade-old launch of their project Two Much Guitar! with a studio session accompanied by bassist Darren Radtke and drummer Dave Robbins. Gannon is a propulsive swinger with a fuller, bright, hard-edged sound who generates continuous melodic flow; Coon is a subtler, more elusive musician, floating over the beat with a glassy, slightly muted sound, more focused on harmonic invention. What matters most, though, is their evident pleasure in one another’s musical company as they alternately lead and accompany in a program studded with masterful renditions of classic songs, many of them ballads like Billy Strayhorn’s Chelsea Bridge, Johnny Mandel’s Emily and Ellington’s In a Sentimental Mood, before closing with Bobby Timmons’ Moanin’.

www.coastaljazz.ca/two_much_guitar_2017

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Salmon Arm Jazz Club
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Salmon Arm Jazz Club

Lennart Axelsson and the European All Stars
Thursday, September 7 - 7:00pm

 

Lennart Axelsson, a Swedish born trumpet player now living in Germany, is considered to be "the best European jazz trumpet player".

You won't want to miss this exciting kick off to the 2017-2018 Salmon Arm Jazz Club year!

Doors open at 6:30. Admission is by donation.

Coffee, tea and Nellie's tasty baked goods will be available at the concert (by donation).

http://www.lennart-axelsson.com/

 

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P.O. Box 940, 450 Okanagan Avenue SE, Salmon Arm, BC  V1E 4P1