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The Jazz Side of Gordon Lightfoot

March 1, 2017 Comments off

 

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Nanaimo drummer James McRae has put together a unique show featuring acclaimed Vancouver vocalist Jennifer Scott, pianist Miles Black, and bassist Rene Worst performing original jazz arrangements of Gordon Lightfoot’s most beloved songs.


Sponsored by Allison Pianos, this show on Saturday, March 18th at Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria at 8pm, is sure to sell out. Reserve early!

An exclusive Island Jazz interview with McRae follows. 

Where did you get the idea for the Lightfoot show?

Although this idea came to me about 2 1/2 years ago, the process developed in stages. I was humming the song Early Morning Rain in my head and thought it could lend itself to jazz improvisation because Lightfoot writes songs with really strong melodies. I started reharmonizing the song and came up with some ideas that I thought were not bad.

I did a few gigs with Patrick Courtin and Marisha Devoin Read more…

U-JAM’S Jazz at the Gallery Spring Concerts

March 23, 2015 Comments off

The last two concerts of U-JAM’s Jazz at the Gallery 2015 are slated for Sunday March 29th and Sunday, April 26th at 2pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Please note the artist swap from the original schedule: Dave Keen now appears on March 29th and Jennifer Scott on April 26th. Ticket holders unable to change dates will be given a refund through the Gallery office.

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