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Event Archive - Oliver Gannon Quartet, Jean-Christophe Beney Quartet, Tommy Babin's Slapstick , Tony Wilson 5tet , Koan

Sat. July 4th 2009 12:30 Roundhouse - Festival Hall (All Ages) 12:30
Free

Oliver Gannon Quartet

With a swinging style and warm rich sound, Vancouver-based jazz guitarist Oliver Gannon is a masterful musician who plays in the tradition of the great Wes Montgomery. Gannon’s longtime musical relationship with the late tenor saxophonist Fraser MacPherson resulted in a series of highly regarded recordings, CBC broadcasts, and tours, including th... more info

Jean-Christophe Beney Quartet

Jean-Christophe Béney grew up near Paris, the son of classical musicians. Despite that influence, Béney turned into a jazz lover by age 10, quickly focusing on the saxophone. After much conservatory training, Béney became a working jazzman by 1994, playing with many of the top bands in Paris. For many years he has had his own bands, allowing him... more info

Koan

Koan In Zen Buddhism, a koan is a nonsensical question asked of a student, meant to bring the student to awareness through contemplation. This group of Vancouver musicians and composers are exploring a dialogue between varied cultural experiences and artistic practises, both composed and improvised. The result is an exciting mix of sounds ranging... more info
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