Tom Varner/Francois Houle Quartet
from Vancouver BC
Tom Varner/François Houle Quartet
Seattle-based Tom Varner is unquestionably the foremost jazz French horn player of his generation and is also a highly creative arranger and eclectic composer. He has performed and recorded with Steve Lacy, Dave Liebman, John Zorn, and many others. Vancouver-based clarinetist François Houle is a spectacular musician “who appears to have no limitations stylistically or sonically” (L.A. Times). The quartet will perform compositions by the great Steve Lacy as well as repertoire that Lacy loved: Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and more. With Dan Gaucher drums and Tommy Babin bass.
JUNE 28 Vancouver East Cultural Centre (François Houle Tentet)
JUNE 29 Tom Lee Music Hall (Varner Workshop)
JUNE 29 The Ironworks