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Central City Jazz & Blues Festival: Rumba Calzada, lesismore, Michael Kaeshammer Trio, Gary Comeau & The Voodoo Allstars, Spacious Couch, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Crash - Vancouver

Sun. September 7th 2003 11:00 am Central City Civic Plaza (All Ages) 11:00 am
Presented by: Turner Music & Events
Featuring performances by the Dylan Cramer Quartet (11 am), Harry Manx (noon), Sekoya (1 pm), Dr. Lonnie Smith with Crash (2 pm), Spacious Couch (3 pm), Gary Comeau and the Voodoo Allstars (4 pm), Michael Kaeshammer Trio (5 pm), Les is More (6 pm), and Rumba Calzada (7 pm). Sept. 7, Central City Civic Plaza (102nd Ave. & King George Hwy., Surrey). Free admission, info 604-662-4144,

Rumba Calzada (Latin)

You’re guaranteed to learn the Spanish word for “adrenaline” after spending the night with Vancouver’s Rumba Calzada, a dazzling septet of Latin jazz all-stars who have been filling the dance floor (and making award-winning recordings) since 1991. The band is fronted by percussionist-composer Raphael Geronimo, third generation in a family ... more info

lesismore (Blues/R&B)

Now celebrating ten years together, lesismore is busier than ever. Their performances have captivated audiences at festivals, clubs and concert venues throughout BC. Their first two critically acclaimed releases earned them a large and loyal following, both locally and nationally. The second CD ‘At Last’, reached the Top 40 on the national cam... more info

Gary Comeau & The Voodoo Allstars (High-Energy Blues)

Hot and spicy! Gary Comeau is a performer and musician of unusual versatility. Whether it’s the fiddle, mandolin, accordion, or guitar, his music defies classification as he delivers originally crafted high-energy blues, New Orleans zydeco, and Cuban-influenced Latin rhythms with irresistible exuberance. more info

Dr. Lonnie Smith (Organ Legend)

Dr. Lonnie Smith is internationally known as one of the premier jazz keyboardists in the history of the idiom. A dominant talent and pace-setting proponent of the Hammond B3 Organ and widely recognized pianist, Lonnie has been at the forefront of the jazz scene since 1969 when he was named Top Organist by Downbeat Magazine. more info

Crash - Vancouver (Acid Jazz)

Crash was formed in 1997 by alto saxophonist Cory Weeds. He was joined by good friend tenor saxophonist Jerry Cook in 1998 and the two have led this funky outfit ever since. They have 2 CD's to their credit including their latest CD "Candy Shop" on the Maximum Jazz label. They are also fresh off a collaboration with legendary Hammond B3 Organist... more info
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