10 results for tag: improv

The Mary Ancheta Quartet

Keyboardist Mary Ancheta is a Canadian / Filipina artist who steps into the spotlight with her genre-bending organic, modern take on jazz and electro-funk. Inspired by the likes of Squarepusher, The Meters, John Scofield, and Prince, Ancheta knows what’s up when it comes to arresting melodies and irresistible grooves. Her ... Read More

The PianoMen

Back for their 12th visit to The Bassment, David Fong, Don Griffith, Kim Salkeld, and Paul Suchan are ready to tinkle and tickle the 88s. While each of these accomplished professors of the piano has a distinct style, they have no problem accompanying each other. You’ll hear solos, duos, quartets, and everything from sensitive ... Read More

Prairie Convergence Featuring the Music of Paul Suchan & Silas Friesen

Building on the success of a Canada-wide remote recording project during the pandemic, composers Paul Suchan and Silas Friesen have combined forces to create Cloudburst, an eclectic album for large jazz ensemble. Rooted in the big band tradition and influenced by classical, alt-rock, and modern jazz, the album showcases the ... Read More


Originally formed as a duo between Sauvelm McClean (keyboards/vocals) and Graham Templeman (drums), FunkJoint has a collective approach to musical writing and performance. Since 2018 the band has garnered hometown recognition for its unique brand of acid-jazz and revels in tight funk jams that exude the spirit of improvisation. ... Read More

Sam Weber

Los Angeles-based Canadian singer-songwriter Sam Weber spans an eclectic range of roots, Americana, improvisational music, and jazz influences. He’s toured North America as a headliner since 2013 and has opened for acts such as The Tragically Hip, Said the Whale, and Stars. He’s released three albums of his own material, ... Read More

Jessica Lalonde & Adrean Farrugia: The Art of the Duo

Vocalist Jessica Lalonde partners with JUNO award-winning pianist Adrean Farrugia to bring amagnetic approach to classic jazz and fresh twists on popular modern-day songs.Recently listed by Toronto’s Jazz FM91 as one of eight Canadian Women in Jazz You Need to Know, Jessica is making a name for herself as a compelling and ... Read More

Don Vappie & Jazz Créole

An award-winning Créole banjoist/vocalist, Don Vappie is the living embodiment of 300 years of the melting pot that is New Orleans music. Best known as the banjoist in Wynton Marsalis’s Jazz and the Lincoln Centre Orchestra, Don is also recognized for his nurturing approach to Créole culture and its preservation. Widely ... Read More

No Cover Jazz Jam featuring the Emmett Fortosky Group

The very popular monthly Jazz Jams are back! Local musician and educator Emmett Fortosky and his quartet will be hosting the jam. There is no charge to attend and/or perform at the jams and we welcome singers and instrumentalists of all ages and levels to make an effort to develop jazz "chops". Emmett will be joined by Aaron ... Read More

Bobby Shew

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT! Legendary trumpet master Bobby Shew has played professionally for over 60 years. The list of artists he’s worked with is truly astounding. Bobby played lead trumpet in the big bands of Tommy Dorsey, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, and Buddy Rich. He played and/or recorded with the jazz ... Read More

Peripherial Vision

Led by long-time musical collaborators Don Scott (guitar) and Michael Herring (bass), Peripheral Vision is one of the most exciting and innovative jazz quartets on the international jazz scene. Don and Michael have assembled a synergistic musical unit designed to push the boundaries of jazz while engaging the listener with a ... Read More