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Event Archive - Sawdust Collector weekly concert/performance series: Bruno Hubert Trio

Tue. March 21st 2017 The Gold Saucer (All Ages)
9:30pm doors at 9pm
$5 - $10, No one turned away for lack of funds. at the door only.
Presented by: Sawdust Collector

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Music: Jazz / Blues Theatre:
Sawdust Collector is a weekly concert series taking place on Tuesday nights at The Gold Saucer, curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt, James Meger and guests.

March 21st

Bruno Hubert Trio

Will play an evening of the group's repertoire accompanied by films dating back to the 1960's originally recorded on 8mm film by various members of Bruno's family.

Bruno Hubert - Piano
James Meger - Bass
Joe Poole - Drums


Streams is a new collaboration between vocalist/violinist Emma Postl and guitarist Thomas Hoeller, rooted deeply in exploring and surrendering to the flow of improvisation as a compositional practise. Lyrics and inspiration are drawn from various poets such as Rumi, Rainer Marie Rilke and Mary Oliver, resulting in an intimate, inventive and introspective soundscape.

Emma Postl - Vocals + Violin
Thomas Hoeller - Guitar


Bruno Hubert

Born in Maniwaki Quebec and educated at the University of Laval. Hubert studied percussion and then moved on to the piano under the influence of numerous music mentors. He started to play drums in his first rock band at the age of 14, playing heavy metal in local bars and was also in the town marching band. His plans to become a professional drummer were soon derailed when college requirements obliged him to study piano. While studying music in Quebec, Hubert also performed as the second piano player with various professional bands, including some that opened for the young and then relatively unknown Celine Dion. After spending a total of nearly 20 years studying music at Laval, the University of North Texas and Capilano College in Vancouver, and supporting himself as a piano tuner on the side, Hubert was in his late 30's before he began to play professional jazz. Hubert moved from Montreal to Vancouver in 1989. After spending five years studying acoustical piano with Miles Black, Hubert signed on with Brad Turner's quartet and then became a bandleader himself, forming the Bruno Hubert Trio with bassist Rus Botten and drummer Paul Townsend. He also acted as musical director for various live theatre companies for productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, Into The Woods and many others. In addition to opening at the Orpheum for various Jazz greats, Hubert also got to perform on a recording for his long time idol Gino Vannelli. Among Hubert's musical inspirations are Keith Jarret, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson, and the Russian classical composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Hubert continues to perform and record in Vancouver, where he makes his home. Reocrdings of the Bruno Hubert Trio include the 2002 release Get Out of Town, 2004 release A Cellar Live Christmas and 2008 release The Bruno Hubert Trio, Live at the Cellar.

March 28th

1st Set

Lucien Durey "When I Get This Feeling"

First presented as part of Performatorium 2014: Festival of Queer Performance, When I Get This Feeling features live covers of hymns and pop songs performed in duet with pre-recorded video. An embodied call-and-response, the performance fuses personal narratives and pop culture tropes, infusing familiar songs with renewed affect, humour, and pathos.

2nd Set

Peggy Lee's Echo Painting

Peggy Lee - cello
Meredith Bates - violin
Brad Turner - trumpet
Jon Bentley - saxes
John Paton - tenor sax
Rod Murray - trombone
Cole Schmidt - guitar
Bradshaw Pack - pedal steel guitar
Dylan van der Schyff - drums
James Meger - bass

With many colours to draw upon, Peggy Lee's Echo Painting features music that is multi-layered, texturally varied and melodically rich. From incendiary improvisation and intensely cerebral New Music to achingly beautiful melodic compositions, she takes anything she touches to a deeper and more artful level creating “music that combines the timeless and the otherworldly in equal measure” (Georgia Straight).

***Please take note we're running tickets for this show differently than our usual programming due to the limited capacity of the venue. We are selling tickets for the show through Brown Paper tickets, TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR THIS SHOW. Apologies for the headache, but it's really easy, just follow the link and use your credit card to buy the tickets no need to print them we'll have a list at the door. Thanks.***

$16.52 ($15 + service fee)

Doors at 9:00pm, Music at 9:30pm, two sets, $5 - $10, no one will be turned away for lack of funds, cash only!

#211 - 207 West Hastings (Hastings & Cambie, above Nuba), instructions for entrance will be posted on the front door the night of the show.

********************************************************************************************ACCESSIBILITY INFO *************************************************************************
Sawdust Collector takes place at The Gold Saucer Studio, a collective-run space located in The Dominion Building. Information for how to enter the show is posted on the front door of the building by 8:30 PM on every show night. You will need a cell phone to enter. If you do not have access to a phone, please contact us before the show and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements to get you in.

The front door is located at 207 W. Hastings. There is one stair between the sidewalk and the building level. The studio is located on the second floor, and is accessible by elevator. Seating is informal. There is one single-occupancy, gender-inclusive washroom on the second floor, accessible by key. We are a trans-inclusive space.

Sawdust Collector is run by us, three artists and our friends, who curate and produce the events on a volunteer basis. We own the glassware but not the room. A bit of scruff is part of the deal. If you have questions about what kind of scruff you're in for, please feel free to contact us: [email protected]

We acknowledge that our work takes place in Vancouver on traditional and unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful for this place.


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Bruno Hubert Trio

Formerly one of our country’s best-kept secrets, Vancouver’s superb jazz pianist Bruno Hubert is finally getting recognition as a leader of his own group and for his collaborations with artists like Denzal Sinclaire and Brad Turner. Fresh, swinging, sublime modern jazz. Bruno is accompanied by two Canadian jazz luminaries — André Lachance ba... more info