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Time Continued to Pass by Resident Artist Chris Blades
Date: ongoing Medium: Paintings and Mixed Media
Description: Christopher Blades has been active in the Vancouver area for the last 30 years. Blades' eclectic energies have touched upon video art, music video, sound, lighting, printmaking, painting and three dimensional work. The work has appeared in books, cd covers, television and film. His paintings are in corporate and private collections worldwide. Chris' limited edition prints have been collected by several Canadian Art museums including, the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Permanent Collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Maltwood Museum at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Camosun College in Naniamo, and the Touro College in New York City. For over three years now Chris has had a studio space in the Ironworks and many of his pieces are on view there on an ongoing basis. www.cblades.com


Ken Aldcroft's Convergence Ensembled

Date: Jan 25 Medium: concert

Time: 8:00pm

Tix:$12/10 (Students, Seniors, Jazz Friends)

Jazz Hotline: 604-872-5200
Toll Free: 1-888-GET-JAZZ


Since arriving in Toronto from Vancouver some five years ago, guitarist / composer Ken Aldcroft has quickly established himself in the local jazz and improvised music community. Projects include the Ken Aldcroft Convergence Ensemble, an improvising quintet that also incorporates composed material, and Four in One, a duo project with drummer Dave Clark that showcases the Thelonious Monk songbook. Aldcroft is also a member of Remnants Trio (Evan Shaw, Joe Sorbara), a collaborative group investigating original compositions and improvisations, and Joe Sorbara’s Pickle Juice Orchestra. Coda magazine calls Ken Aldcroft “one of this country’s most interesting electric guitarists,” while Cadence calls him “a master of eclecticism, able to speak in the language of nuanced free improvisation one minute, followed by Stan Getz inflected Bop the next, followed by a touch of atmospheric puffed clouds.”

With Evan Shaw alto sax, Scott Thomson trombone, Wes Neal bass, Joe Sorbara drums.



Date: Jan 26 Medium: concert

Time: 8:00pm


info: 604-683-8240 www.dkam.ca
The Peggy Lee Band (Peggy Lee, cello; Brad Turner, trumpet; Jeremy Berkman, trombone; Ron Samworth, guitar; Andre Lachance, bass; Dylan van der Schyff, drums) with guest artists, Jon Bentley on saxophones and Tony Wilson on guitar, will present a program of original works, composed by Lee and improvised by members of the ensemble. The program will include new compositions and arrangements written by Lee for her ensemble and the guest artists.

The Peggy Lee Band was formed in 1998 as a vehicle for Peggy's compositions and to explore different strategies for improvisation within these compositions. The band has released three CDs on the label Spool and toured nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. The band is comprised of local greats whose individual sounds and strengths are critical to the band’s unique sound. Peggy Lee has developed a strong reputation for her performance on cello and in particular for her sublime approach to improvisation and extended playing as a soloist and with various ensembles.

“This sextet is “fearless and sweet, … adventurous and diverse” – The Georgia Straight

Diane Kadota Arts Management
tel: 604.683.8240 / fax: 604.683.7911