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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
COASTAL JAZZ AND BLUES SOCIETY PRESENTS: MIchael Herring's Vertigo feat. David Binney
Date: March 15 Medium: Concert
Time: 8pm doors: 7:30 Tickets: $18/15

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 York’s Downtown Jazz scene as it mixes composed and improvised elements driven by rhythmically sophisticated grooves. Herring’s 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. Vertigo’s 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

Jazz Hotline: 604.872.5200
Toll Free: 1.888.438.5200

All ticket prices are subject to service charges.
*Jazz Friends receive REDUCED service charges. Jazz friends tickets available in person or over the phone through CJBS office only!


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

Ironworks sponsored by"Grolsch" Premium Lager