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LAWRENCE ANTHONY BENEFIT—THE GET WELL TOUR: Spygirl, Rumba Calzada, Peggy Lee Band, Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet, The Brad Turner Quartet, DJ Robbie Dubb

Sun. October 26th 2008 7pm Performance Works (All Ages) 7pm
$35 All Tickets
Tickets at: the Jazz Hotline 604.872.5200
As many of you already know, our long-serving Coastal Jazz production manager Lawrence Anthony suffered a brain hemorrhage in April, 2008. Thankfully, with the support of his family, many friends and colleagues, and through his own sheer dogged determination, Lawrence is making a comeback. However, his road to recovery remains a long and expensive one. To help alleviate the financial burden, and to celebrate a great individual and fellow member of Vancouver’s tight-knit arts community, we are having another fun-filled fundraiser for our dear friend. Come and enjoy a great evening of music and camaraderie while diggin’ the hip sounds of Spygirl, Rumba Calzada, Peggy Lee Band, Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet, Brad Turner Quartet, and DJ Robbie Dub. Lots of fundraising pranks included.


If spygirl were a martini, they'd be equal parts sonic assault, naked duets and lush harmonies with a dash of drum & bass, and garnished with a twist of Canadiana - shaken vigorously, of course. If spygirl were an outfit, you'd look geek-slick, full in all the right places and your ass would look hot. more info

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

Peggy Lee Band

The magnificent cellist Peggy Lee has made a significant impact on Vancouver’s deep and exciting contemporary music scene. Her outstanding group performs her highly original compositions. In a review of the band, the Georgia Straight writes, “Her melodies slide in and out of abstraction; skewed marches butt up against folksongs; chamber-music n... more info

Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet (Jazz singer and vocal instructor)

Acclaimed as one of Canada’s most distinctive jazz artists, Vancouver-based Hammett-Vaughan’s adventurous, assured, and hip vocals have earned her three Juno nominations. The Toronto Star hails her as “a marvellous storyteller...with the knack of making everything she attempts sound newly minted,” while CODA magazine simply calls her “the... more info

The Brad Turner Quartet

Vancouver-based Brad Turner is one of Canada’s most prominent and prolific jazz artists. An award-winning trumpeter and composer, he is also a very gifted jazz pianist and drummer. Hailed by the noted Canadian jazz writer Mark Miller as “a kind of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett all rolled into one” and by famed jazz saxophonist... more info
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