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Past Shows

Sun. April 5th 2009
Hard Rubber Orchestra, vocalist Cristina Zavalloni , violinist Monica Germino (USA/The Netherlands
Wed. March 11th 2009
Wednesday Noon Hours Hard Rubber Orchestra, Cameron Wilson
Sat. February 7th 2009
WISE Hall (All Ages)
Drum & Light Festival featuring Hard Rubber Orchestra
Fri. February 6th 2009
WISE Hall (All Ages)
Drum & Light Festival featuring Hard Rubber Orchestra
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Hard Rubber Orchestra

new music from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: Jul. 10, 2017 (Awaiting Update)

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“Godzilla of the Vancouver jazz scene, a big, goofy monster that stomps through complex charts with the swagger of a big swing band and the head of a termonuclear explosion.”

Formed by John Korsrud twenty years ago, The 18-piece Hard Rubber Orchestra has been one of Canada’s most active and unpredictable ensembles of creative music.

Over the years they have collaborated with an incredibly diverse spectrum of Vancouver artists such as Phil Dwyer, Sook-Yin Lee, Linda Bouchard, Brad Turner, Joe Keithley, Kokoro Dance, Dee Daniels, Emanuel Sandhu, Alvin Cornista, The Tomorrow Collective, Veda Hille, and filmmakers Brian Johnson and jamie griffiths. HRO has released two CDs, recorded numerous CBC broadcasts, toured to Europe in 2003 and across Canada several times, and received the 2005 Alcan Arts Award – the largest arts award in Canada for creation. They have pushed the boundaries of the concert experience, creating several large multi-media shows such as The Ice Age ice shows (2010, 2000), the arts rave Drum & Light Festival (2010, 2009, 2008), The Elvis Cantata (1996, 1994), the Alcan awarded Enter/ Exit (2005).

HRO is also one of Canada’s leading ensembles to commission new compositions, commissioning forty new works by thirty composers from jazz and classical fields such as Phil Dwyer, Hugh Fraser, Brad Turner, Michael Blake, Tony Wilson, Fred Stride, Paul Dolden, Peter Hannan, Linda Bouchard, Howard Bashaw, Keith Hamel, Rene Lussier, and Jean Derome.
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Current Lineup

Kent Wallace
Chad Makela200-present
David Branter200-present
John van Deursen200-present
Vince Vohradsky200-present
Robin Read200-present
Chris Gestrin200-present
Allen Stiles200-present
Jack Duncan1990-present
John Korsrud1990-present
Brad Turner1990-present
Dave Robbins1990-present
Andre Lachance1990-present
Ron Samworth1990-present
Bill Runge1990-present
Saul Berson1990-present
Brad Muirhead1990-present
Rod Murray1990-present
Dennis Esson1990-present

Past Members

Ross Gregory1990-200
Vince Maitrumpet1990-200
Jeremy Berkman1990-200
Graham Ordsaxophone / flute1990-2009
Daniel Miles Kane1990-200
Rebbeca Whitling1990-200
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Jul. 10, 2017