The HiFi
Friday and Saturday October 13 & 14 at Hermann’s Jazz Club

Happy thanksgiving everyone!  I hope you’re all having a great weekend.  I know I have, between playing some great shows with 54-40, preparing to move (we bought a house!), and all the other gigs I play… busy (but good) times! I wanted to send out a quick email to let you know about some shows this weekend with The HiFi.

The HiFi featuring Nick La Riviere, Damian Graham, ‘Art Booker’, and Ryan Tandy are at it again this Friday and Saturday! As usual, the night will feature Damian’s witty banter, awesome energetic music, top notch improvisation, and a variety of music ranging from originals to Allen Toussaint, Little Feat, Bob Marley, and Dr John covers. Reservations are highly recommended. New Orleans – West coast Brouhaha!


This Thanksgiving Weekend I’ve had the privilege of performing with big time Canadian rock legends, 54-40.  After spending a few weeks cramming to come up with horn charts for their tunes for myself and trumpet player Miguelito Valdes, it was a great couple of sold out nights at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, playing all the hits plus a tune from their new record.  Want to see a little bit of the show?  Here’s a Facebook Live broadcast Heather filmed that features a trombone solo with wah-wah pedal.  The camera is moving around little bit because of the Commodore’s bouncing dance floor and the rockin’ crowd.. still, good times!

Other Upcoming Shows

•November 17th – Hermann’s Jazz Club – The Nick La Riviere Band (the new 7 piece version with horns! Funky, fun, and a big sound!)

•October 20 – The Paperboys 25th Anniversary Performance with special guests at The Imperial, Vancouver (tickets)

•November 24-25-26 The Paperboys perform at The Triple Door in Seattle, it’s a great venue so come on down if you’re in the area!

•The Festive Brass will be doing a few shows backed by symphonies this year: December 2nd & 3rd with the Vancouver Island Symphony, December 9th with the Victoria Civic Orchestra.. for a full listing of shows (which I’ll update as soon as I have a chance) click here.