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Event Archive - Alpha Yaya Diallo, David Murray and the Gwo-ka Masters

Tue. June 28th 2005 8.30 The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors) 8.30
The TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival brings you as part of the Urban Groove Series Alpha Yaya Diallo plus David Murray & The Gwo-Ka Masters.
Alpha Ya Ya Diallo
Born in West Africa and based in Vancouver, Juno Award winner and guitar virtuoso Alpha Ya Ya Diallo has spent the last 15 years fronting a band that delivers melodic, riveting and groove-heavy tapestries weaving together the traditional and the contemporary.
plus David Murray & Gwo Ka Masters
Confidently occupying a position among the world’s top jazz tenor saxophonists, David Murray can effortlessly traverse the bounds of ballads, Cuban grooves and free jazz. This sizzling performance promises to be a collection of hard driving, sax-led grooves with infectious Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
For more information log onto coastaljazz.ca. Tickets at ticketmaster.

Alpha Yaya Diallo

Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene. Now based in Vancouver, Canada, he's earned a matchless reputation internationally for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows - whether performing solo or with his band Bafing. Diallo is a... more info

David Murray and the Gwo-ka Masters (Afro-Caribien Jazz)

Deeply musical and righteously raging…prepare to party with this high - powered dance music! David Murray is almost without peer on either tenor sax or bass clarinet. One of the most forceful and distinctive saxophone stylists of the last three decades, as well as a cofounder of the World Saxophone Quartet Murray is a leader or coleader on nearly... more info
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