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Event Archive - Jill Townsend Big Band

Thu. January 22nd 2004 8:00 & 9:45 @  The Cellar Restaurant/Jazz Club (All Ages) 8:00 & 9:45
$12 per or $17 both
This contemporary big band swings hard with seventeen of Vancouver's finest jazz musicians. Brilliant solos and beautiful ensemble work combine to make it one of the most exciting big bands on the west coast jazz scene today Their new CD "tales from the sea" is receiving high praise both in Canada and Europe.

Featured soloists include Campbell Ryga (alto), Bill Coon (guitar), Brad Turner (trpt), Ross Taggart (tenor), Dennis Esson (trb), Dave Robbins (drums), Rod Murray (trb), and Jack Stafford (alto). The unique and dynamic sound of the band is also created by the repertoire, featuring compositions and arrangements by Jill Townsend, Bill Coon and Brad Turner.

The Band
Jill Townsend - leader
Campbell Ryga
Jack Stafford
Ross Taggart
Alvin Cornista
Chris Startup

Dennis Esson
Rod Murray
Jeremy Berkman
Neil Nicholson
Derry Byrne
Brad Turner
Mike Zachernuk
Robin Shier
Bill Coon - guitar
André Lachance - bass
Dave Robbins - drums

Jill Townsend Big Band (contemporary big band)

This contemporary big band swings hard with seventeen of Vancouver's finest jazz musicians. Brilliant solos and beautiful ensemble work combine to make it one of the most exciting big bands on the west coast jazz scene today Their new CD "tales from the sea" is receiving high praise both in Canada and Europe. Featured soloists include Campbell ... more info
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