Jazz fans, rejoice!
If you’ve been dreaming of hearing a great live performance close to home, the Kimberley Arts Council is about to make your dreams come true.
Jazz @ Centre 64 is the arts council’s first jazz concert series, and it features a dazzling array of performers from near and far – the Tyler Hornby Trio, Andrea Superstein, and the East Kootenay’s own littlejazz Orchestra.
The series opens on Thursday, March 21 at Centre 64 with the Sikala / Lemanczyk / Hornby project, a unique acoustic trio fusing elements from the contemporary jazz worlds of both Europe and North America. The trio showcases Calgary-based drummer Tyler Hornby (pictured above) and two of Poland’s best jazzers, saxophonist Maciej Sikala and bassist Piotr Lemanczyk. Bringing spirited playing, virtuosic musicianship, and beautiful composition, the trio has been in high demand.
Now, having played various festivals and concerts in Northern Europe, including the Krakow Jazz Festival, they are extremely pleased to bring their new album ‘Able to Fly’ to audiences in North America.
Next up is sizzling Vancouver vocalist Andrea Superstein on Tuesday, March 26 at Kimberley United Church, back for a second show after earning rave reviews for her Centre 64 debut last spring. Superstein’s style is quirky, indie and jazzy, distinctly modern and original with an ode to the vintage. Super is known for her versatility, interpreting styles spanning a century, from 1920’s juke joints, to 50’s doo wop, to contemporary pop tunes, plus some swingin’ originals.
Her music has been showcased at Canadian Music Week, CBC Radio, various radio stations worldwide and on a Women in Jazz compilation CD, and she garnered a Galaxie Award nomination for emerging talent at the 2010 Vancouver Jazz Festival.
Rounding out the series back at Centre 64 on Wednesday, April 10 is Cranbrook’s own littlejazz Orchestra. Featuring the smooth sounds of Dave Ward on trumpet and flugelhorn, creative picking by Jim Cameron on guitar, solid grooves by Janice Nicli on bass, and deft rhythms by Graham Knipfel on drums, littlejazz Orchestra is renowned for memorable original compositions, captivating sound palette, and irresistible swing. They also happen to be great fun to watch!
Tickets for Jazz @ Centre 64 are now available at Centre 64 and online at www.eventbrite.ca. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Series passes are $30-$50, and individual concert tickets are $12-$18. Kimberley Arts Council members receive discounted prices. For more information, visit www.kimberleyarts.com.
Kimberley Arts CouncilTags: Andrea SupersteinCanadian Music WeekCBC RadioCentre 64Dave WardGraham KnipfelJanice NicliJazz @ Centre 64Jazz series at Centre 64Jim CameronKimberley Arts CouncilKimberley United ChurchKrakow Jazz Festivallittlejazz OrchestraMaciej SikalaPiotr Lemanczykthe Tyler Hornby TrioVancouver Jazz FestivalWomen in Jazz
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