I’m looking forward to playing again at one of my favourite venues, Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria.  I’ve been hard at work writing some new material for this show that I’m excited to share.  It’s going to be a lot of fun as usual, so please come check us out!  The band will feature Miguelito Valdes on trumpet, Barrie Sorensen on sax, Kelly Fawcett on guitar/vocals, Chris Van Sickle on keys/vocals, Louis Rudner on bass, and Liam MacDonald on drums.

•Reservations at Hermann’s are recommended (click the show on the calendar, then register for a ticket – they need to update their calendar but it should be listed soon): www.hermannsjazz.com
•For more about this show click here.

I’m also happy to announce that the band is heading in to the studio record 4 new singles, partially sponsored by a grant from FACTOR.

At our last round of Hermann’s shows we released our new album Alive & Loud. As of today, in advance of our upcoming shows, I’m releasing the entire live concert video from the performance that album was recorded at. I hope you enjoy!  This concert was filmed in broadcast quality.  I edited it myself. I think it turned out quite well.

Check out the video here:

A show with The Nick La Riviere Band is like taking a trip down to modern New Orleans, where the music is loud and proud, with brass adding funky lines to each groove, and every song is played with soul and power.  The music is all about having a good time and moving your feet.  It’s a night on the town that will leave you wired.  Their originals blend influences like Trombone Shorty with classic funk and jazz.  The band plays their own take on tunes by Eddie Harris, Sly & the Family Stone, and Curtis Mayfield.  Featuring three vocalists, trumpet, sax, trombone, guitar, piano/synth, bass, drums – and sometimes conch shells or sousaphone, the 7 piece band delivers a big powerful sound.