Fire-Man: Mr. Fire-Man is an internationally celebrated
painter, performer and instrument maker living and working
out of Japantown in Vancouver, BC. Aside from creating portraits
and landscapes in his signature style, he is the conductor
and composer for the Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra,
an interactive performance project commonly seen at the
Super Robertson Supper Show at the Railway Club on Wednesday
Here is his blog:
"The Sweetpea Swing Band has been performing their
own unique brand of traditional jazz in and around Vancouver
since 2004. The band repertoire contains a lively collage
of hot jazz music dating back as far as 1916. Although the
bands music is firmly rooted in trad jazz, The Sweetpea
Swing Band presents their music in a hip, modern style that
continues to incite audiences into a dancing frenzy.
The Sweetpea Swing Band presents music by the likes of;
Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Joe Oliver, Joe Primrose, Jimmie
Noone, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, and Jelly Roll Morton.
The music presented by The Sweetpea Swing Band is arranged
by band members Tim Sars, Alison Gorman, Andrew Smith, and
Sam Scott as well as Vancouvers own Alan Matheson,
Craig Scott, and Lloyd Arntzen.
Talking Pictures presents its third Annual Invitational,
featuring leading Canadian and International musical improvisers,
at the Ironworks Studios on Friday, April 29, 2011.
Talking Pictures collaborates with artists from wide ranging
musical and cultural backgrounds as an exchange of personal
narratives the lifeblood of improvised music. This
year, leader and guitarist, Ron Samworth, cellist Peggy
Lee and drummer Dylan van der Schyff are inviting New York
saxophonist Briggan Krauss, trumpeter JP Carter and bassist
Torsten Muller to perform an evening of exceptional musical
improvisation at the intimate and atmospheric Ironworks
Studios on Alexander Street.
Krauss is a founding member of New Yorks Sex Mob and
avant-electric group pig pen. Carter is a member of Vancouver`s
stellar jazz ensembles, the Inhabitants and Fond of Tigers.
German born Torsten Muller is an exceptional improviser
and bass player.
The transmission of human information inspires and transforms
artists and audiences alike. It is vital to successful collaboration
and strengthens the artistic community as a whole.
Talking Pictures has a long history of collaboration with
guest artists from across the continent and from across
the Atlantic including Pierre Tanguay/Bernard Falaise/ Diane
Labrosse (Quebec), Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, Eyvind
and Jorrit Dykstra, Achim Kauffman, Gabrielle Guenther (Europe).
provocative, responsive quartet employing
interwoven melodic ideas,
funked-up freewheeling interludes sometimes resembling tunes
guess-the-reference materials that covers New Orleans to
Goeff Chaplin, Toronto Star
one of Vancouvers most evocative and atmospheric
Alex Varty, Georgia Straight
Media Contact: Angie at Diane Kadota Arts Management
604.683.8240 / Angie@dkam.ca / www.dkam.ca
We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the
City of Vancouver through Cultural Services.
Friday 8pm April 29, 2011
Ironworks 235 Alexander Street
Tickets $15 general, $12 students/seniors available
at the door
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