They say you’re only as old as your last promo photo… so I’m feeling about 10 years younger! This band is one of my older projects, but it’s a lot of fun. This is my co-project with former Naden Band trombonist, Jeff Agopsowicz. Jeff is a seriously great trombone player, and I’m really looking forward to the show. We’ll be joined by Karel Roessingh on keys, Ross MacDonald on bass, and Damian Graham on drums. We’ll play a variety of wild jazz, including our version of the Buddy Rich Big Band West Side Story Suite – rearranged for 2 bones and rhythm section. If you don’t know that piece, it’s a monster of a chart, but we have some fun with it. We’ll also be playing some Chick Corea, originals, and other energetic standards. For the second set, we’ll bring up Duncan Meiklejohn on vocals and guitar, and play some danceable 70’s funk and more! This show is a lot of fun, so come on down and enjoy!
Reservations are recommended, you can make them online at http://hermannsjazz.com/show/465747/view
Upcoming dates with The Nick La Riviere Band
I’ve been working hard on my main project, The Nick La Riviere Band, and it’s been paying off. We’ve got some great shows coming up this summer. I’ve also been dedicating at least a day each week to composing. It’s one of those things that’s far too easy to let slide because it takes so much time, and there’s always something more immediate that needs doing. So by dedicating time to work on it, I’ve been able to come up with some new music that I’m very excited about! I’m really looking forward to premiering the new songs, which we’ll do at our next Hermann’s shows. Next step once I’ve got enough new tunes ready – new album.. stay tuned!
Here’s what we’ve got (so far) coming up:
•June 16: The Gibsons Landing Jazz Festival
•June 30, 1:15pm: The Victoria Jazz Festival
•July 26, 12pm: Free lunch hour show at Centennial Square, sponsored by the City of Victoria
•July 27 & 28: Hermann’s Jazz Club! These 2 nights are going to be great! We’ll be premiering brand new original tunes, and we’ll have great players and energy.. These are 2 nights not to be missed!
•August 11th: The Harmony Arts Fest, Vancouver – I’ve played this fest many times with The Paperboys, and it’s a fun one!
•September 1st: Frankie’s Jazz Club, Vancouver
•October 12th: The Rubber Boot Club, Victoria – this one will be a lot of fun. It’s a dancing venue, so our show is going to be a little more geared to getting your feet moving. Mark it in your calendars and I hope you’ll come out and have a great time!