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Event Archive - Sawdust Collector weekly concert/performance series: Ron Samworth, Barbara Adler, Peggy Lee, Jesse Zubot, Josh Zubot , Meredith Bates, Skye Brooks, Megan Stewart

Tue. April 11th 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.

April 11th

New Works feat. Skye Brooks

Skye Brooks

Playing new songs and improvisations for Guitar, Voice and Drums

Josh Zubot Ensemble

Josh - Violin
Jesse Zubot - Viola
Meredith Bates - Violin
Peggy Lee - Cello
James Meger - Bass

Barbara Adler & Ron Samworth

Barbara - Vocals, Text
Ron - Guitar, Compositions
Megan Stewart - Vocals
Ashley Aron - Vocals
Shannon Scott - Vocals
Gavin Youngash - Guitar
James Meger - Bass
Skye Brooks - Drums

April 18th

An evening of piano performances!

Alicia Hansen

solo piano and voice

Complex and ambitious, pianist Alicia Hansen’s “ethereal voice and classically informed arrangements come together in experimental pop that’s both listenable and challenging”

Jillian Lebeck

solo piano and voice

Canadian jazz pianist/composer/vocalist Jillian Lebeck is one of the most dynamic and exciting voices on the Canadian Jazz scene. Her debut recording "Living in Pieces" (Maximum Jazz/Universal) spent several weeks in the number 1 position on the national Chart Attack radio charts. She is an alumni of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Her projects have been featured on CBC Radio's Studio One Jazz Series during the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and she has received regular airplay on CBC's "Hot Air", "After Hours", l’espace musique, The Signal, KPLU, and NPR.

Talking Pictures w/ Robin Holcomb

Ron Samworth - guitar
Bill Clark - trumpet
Peggy Lee - cello
Dylan van der Schyff - drums

w/ Robin Holcomb - piano and vocals

Formed in 1993 by guitarist/composer Ron Samworth, Vancouver's Talking Pictures is a quartet that synthesises diverse musical experiences in a communion of form and freedom. The group draws on a distinctive and wide ranging sonic palette and reveals a distinct empathy. The jazz continum from Armstrong to Zorn, the bold, abstract textures of new music and Jimi Hendrix, and the richly evocative spirit of Kurt Weill and Nino Rota all meet in a compelling sound world of near cinematic richness

Robin Holcomb’s perspective on her art has been forged by rich and varied musical experiences, from her development of an individual solo piano style to her work with chamber ensembles, Indonesian gamelans, improvising orchestras and musical theater. Having lived in the deep South, on the West Coast and in New York City, her surroundings have also played a key role in her musical development. Equally influenced by popular, folk, contemporary classical and avant-garde music, Holcomb is the rare artist who synthesizes all of these seemingly disparate elements into something truly her own.

April 25th

Cicatrix: a new work of theatre/storytelling

Paul Decarie, Cori Kelly, Mike McNeeley, Megan Stewart and Ker Wells tell tales of scars, marks, and traces

Directed by Ker Wells and Megan Stewart

Tony Wilson's "Let's Burn Down The Cornfield"

Tony - guitar and compositions
Josh Zubot - violin
Shanto Acharia - cello
John Kastelic - viola
Meredith Bates - violin
James Meger - bass
Dylan van der Schyff - drums

Doors at 9:00pm, Music at 9:30pm, two sets, $5-$10 sliding scale or pay what you can, cash only bar and door.

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

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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Ron Samworth (Jazz)

Guitarist/composer Ron Samworth, a cornerstone of Canada’s creative music community, has a keen ear for unusual textures and approaches improvising with a unique structural conception. He leads the acclaimed quartet Talking Pictures and composes for theatre, film, and dance projects. Samworth has performed with Barry Guy, Wayne Horvitz, Han Benni... more info

Barbara Adler

Barbara Adler – three time member of the acclaimed Vancouver SLAM team; “writes smart, funny, and often deeply moving poetry around questions of history, identity, and self-image” - Georgia Straight more info