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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.
Date: Feb 07 - Feb 09, 2008 Medium: Concert
Time: 8pm doors: 7:30

Jazz Hotline: 604.872.5200
Toll Free: 1.888.438.5200

All ticket prices are subject to service charges.



Big tme pass $40 (all 3 nights)

Big Time Passes available at the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society office or at the show on February 7.

*Jazz Friends receive REDUCED service charges. Jazz friends tickets available in person or over the phone through CJBS office only

Co-presented by

Renowned German bassist Torsten Müller has become a valued collaborator in our vibrant creative music scene since making Vancouver his home some seven years ago. A fearless improviser who continually expands the sonic possibilities of his instrument through extended techniques, Müller has worked with a wide range of international improvisers including: Gunter Christmann, Paul Rutherford, Lol Coxhill and Ken Vandermark.

British saxophonist Evan Parker is one of the most original voices in contemporary music. A longtime leading figure in the European scene, Parker is recognized for his brilliant work in small group collaborations with Barry Guy and Paul Lytton, as well as with groups like Globe Unity, the Barry Guy New Orchestra, the London Jazz Composers Orchestra and his own Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. His unique style of improvisation reveals a total command of free music techniques, circular breathing, slaps, snorts, and over-blowing used to create extended, complex, overlapping, repetitive, and beautiful soundscapes.

Montreal guitarist/composer Bernard Falaise currently performs with Miriodor, Klaxon Gueule, The Unexpected, Les Projectionnistes, Diesel, and other groups. He has written works for the Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal, Quartango, and the Isis Quartet, and has created music for exhibitions, television, theatre, and dance. Defying categorization, Falaise explores acid rock, twelve-tone waltzes, and industrial tangos with equal enthusiasm. A partial list of his collaborators includes Ron Samworth, Pierre Tanguay, Martin Tétrault, Lori Freedman, and Jean Derome.

Together with Maja Ratkje in the group Fe-Mail, Norwegian Hild Sofie Tafjord performs compelling and seductive noise music. She uses electronics and French horn to build immense walls of sound—freely improvised music with a cacophonic feeling of liberation. Tafjord, who is also a member of SPUNK, Agrare, and Slinger, has composed music for dance performances, film, and theatre installations. She has also worked with Ikue Mori, Fred Frith, and Wolf Eyes.

New York-based trumpeter Peter Evans works in a variety of settings including solo performance, chamber orchestras, free improvised contexts, and electro-acoustic music and composition. His solo trumpet album More is More was released on Evan Parker’s psi label in 2006, and his debut album as a leader called The Peter Evans Quartet (Firehouse 12) was released in 2007. Besides his own quartet he works with Moppa Elliot’s band Mostly Other People Do the Killing and Carnival Skin (with Perry Robinson, Klaus Kugel, Bruce Eisenbeil etc).

California native and violinist Mary Oliver is a much-heralded member of the acclaimed Dutch improvising ensemble the ICP Orchestra. Her work as a soloist encompasses both composed and improvised contemporary music. She has premiered works by John Cage and Morton Feldman and has worked alongside improvising musicians such as George Lewis, Joëlle Léandre, and Phil Minton.

Vancouver drummer Dylan van der Schyff excels whatever the context: mainstream jazz or free improvised settings. He leads his own group, Bande X, and also works in resident bands like Talking Pictures, NOW Orchestra, and the Peggy Lee Band. He also collaborates with international artists Dave Douglas, Mark Helias, Louis Sclavis, and Achim Kaufmann.

Vancouver clarinetist François Houle is one of Canada’s finest musicians. He explores many facets of modern music—from electronic manipulation to acoustic contemporary chamber music. He has performed with Marilyn Crispell, Dave Douglas, Evan Parker, Tom Varner, Benoit Delbecq, and the NOW Orchestra. Houle has released more than a dozen critically acclaimed albums, including a recent CD of solo improvisations called Aerials (Drip Audio).

Thanks to: Norwegian Jazz Federation, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

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This concert is an R.C.E.A. sponsored event

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Talking Sticks Festival celebrating aboriginal performance and art
Date: Feb 14-17 Medium: multi media


Feb 14 doors 9pm

Feb 15 doors 9pm

Feb 16 doors 9pm

Feb 17 doors 2:30 /6:30pm



Feb 14: $10

Feb 15: $10

Feb 16: $15/12

Feb 17: 3pm pay what you can

6:30pm $10

Tix: 604-631-2872 r book online at www.ticketstonight.ca

info line: 604-683-8993

or www.fullcircle.ca


Thursday Feb 14:

Ab-Original Writers

:Speaking of Love"

Richard van Camp, MC and literary performance


Janet Rogers: Spoken word and poetry launch "Spitting the heart"


Joanne Arnott: Poetr reading from "Sleepy mountain: Love poetry"



Friday Feb 15:

"The Brown Out"

A Native Drag competition with Skeena Reece and friends


Saturday Feb 16:

Ab-Original Caberet:

Multi Media, theatre, music, performance, dance.


Sunday 3pm Feb 17:

First Natons at Play:

"When the blood ixes" by Kevin lorring (Play Reading)


6:30 pm:

TSF closing Night Musical Celeration with Greg Coyes and Friends

Greg Coyes, Producer and host of "The Mix" hosts an evening wit local musicians.




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