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Event Archive - Ugetsu, Rez Abbasi Snake Charmer, Sekoya

Fri. July 1st 2005 BenQ Stage at the Vancouver Art Gallery (All Ages)


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Named after the Japanese word for fantasy, this Vancouver group began its life as an Art Blakey tribute band and has since become one of the country’s finest original ensembles. Co-led by drummer Bernie Arai and saxophonist Jon Bentley, the group’s repertoire features compositions by all of its members as well as jazz classics. With a hard-bop ... more info

Rez Abbasi Snake Charmer (Indo Fusion Jazz)

One of New York ’s unfound treasures, Rez Abbasi has forged a seamless musical unity between his East Indian background and the world of jazz. After 20 years of honing his unique approach, both as composer and player, Abbasi has distinguished himself from the jazz world’s many dozens of technically skillful jazz guitarists beholden to Scofield,... more info

Sekoya (Nujazz, Brokenbeat, futuresoul)

Sekoya's compositional form, jazz influenced broken beats, sophisticated electronic sound manipulation, ground breaking vocal styling, socially and politically charged lyrics and intelligent horn arrangements are all in a genre defying singer/songwriter style. more info
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