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Dal Richards & his Orchestra, The Bruce Freedman African Groove Band, The October Trio with Brad Turner, La Gran Union & Wil Campa

Sat. June 21st 2008 1pm - 8pm Maple Tree Square in Gastown (All Ages) 1pm - 8pm

Dal Richards & his Orchestra

Dal Richards, an icon in the entertainment business in western Canada, celebrated his 90th birthday early this year. For more than six decades, Dal and his Orchestra have delighted Canadians with memorable dance music, and he is still one of B.C.’s busiest entertainers. A Vancouver native, he formed his first dance band while in high school and h... more info

The Bruce Freedman African Groove Band (African rhythm jazz)

For more than 20 years, saxophonist Bruce Freedman has been one of Vancouver’s most committed and exciting jazz artists, creating Coltrane-influenced music that is intense, fresh, and from the heart. This new group features African groove-based blowing from some of our city’s heavy hitters. Hypnotic, toe-tapping music with elements of free jazz. more info

The October Trio with Brad Turner

One of the most exciting new groups on our local scene, the October Trio explores the boundaries of the saxophone-led trio tradition while creating a future all their own. Joined for this performance by the great Canadian trumpeter Brad Turner, these three rising stars create beautiful music. With Evan Arntzen saxophones, Josh Cole bass, Dan Gauche... more info

La Gran Union & Wil Campa (Cuban Music)

Smoking hot Cuban music! One of Cuba’s leading artists, vocalist Wil Campa is a moving and extraordinary performer. A child prodigy, he rose through the ranks of great Cuban musicians to become an international touring artist. He toured and recorded with the famed group Maraca, and he has performed with Cuban legends Omara Portuondo and Ibrahim F... more info
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