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
Michael Herring is a young Toronto bassist/composer/arranger
and one of the most exciting musicians on the Canadian scene.
His original jazz sextet, Vertigo, featuring New York alto
saxophonist Dave Binney (Gil Evans, Bobby Previte) draws
on the influence of New Yorks Downtown Jazz scene
as it mixes composed and improvised elements driven by rhythmically
sophisticated grooves. Herrings work is reminiscent
of Dave Holland, Drew Gress, and Chris Potter yet at times
recalls the classic sixties sextet sound of Wayne
Shorter and Booker Little in colour, texture, and energy.
Vertigos debut album, Coniferous Revenge, grooves
hard with influences of reggae, modern classical music,
and folk adding to the core jazz sound. In a recent review,
the Victoria Times Colonist called it a modern mix
of jazz tradition and adventurous experimentation.
One of the most exciting and interesting albums to
arrive this year
[the] overall impact is tremendous,
writes the Toronto Star. With Quinsin Nachoff sax/clarinet,
William Carn trombone, Don Scott guitar, Nick Fraser drums.
Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts
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