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Sangha, Mad Satie Trio, Silk Road Music, Almost Transparent Blue, Saul Berson Quintet, Rumba Calzada

Sat. July 1st 2006 12pm Performance Works (All Ages) 12pm
Free Free Admission


Sangha is a Tar, Oud, Tombak and Tabla Quartet from Vancouver B.C. Like its instrumentation suggests Sangha is a combination of a number of improvisational traditions, predominantly Arabic, Persian and Indian. There are Indian classical rhythms mixed with Persian Improvisation in one piece, Arabic melodic modulation set in a Persian mode in another... more info

Mad Satie Trio (Jazz)

The exhilarating and ever-eclectic jazz pianist/improviser Marilyn Lerner has put on some brilliant shows in Victoria, and her latest promises to be a treat. In combination with satin-toned guitarist David Occhipinti and Juno award-winning bassist Andrew Downing, the so-called Mad Satie Trio will offer an adventurous immersion in the music of Eric ... more info

Silk Road Music (Contemporary Chinese)

This fabulous Vancouver-based husband and wife duo introduces audiences to different cultures through music. Qiu Xia He is a virtuoso on the pipa, a Chinese lute with a wide range of expression. Multi-instrumentalist Andre Thibault plays guitar, oud, and percussion. The duo’s innovative approach uses classical Chinese music to promote cultural li... more info

Almost Transparent Blue (improgjazzrock)

Almost Transparent Blue was formed in 1999 in Vancouver. Masa J. Anzai (alto saxophone, electronics), Kelly Churko (guitar, electronics), and Skye Brooks (drums) had all played together in various Vancouver-based groups for several years but wanted to play more challenging repertoire that combined group improvisation with the freedom to express ind... more info

Saul Berson Quintet

A longtime member of the acclaimed improvising ensemble the NOW Orchestra, Vancouver alto saxophonist/composer Saul Berson and his quintet perform a wild mix of jazz, world, klezmer, and Middle Eastern music. Instruments from around the globe, stellar accordion playing, and some very exciting grooves! The group has two CDs, Not Here Not Now and Fro... 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
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