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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

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 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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