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Spare, elegant, melodic, soaring, fierce – Vancouver’s Mike Allen has arrived as the country’s top jazz saxophonist. Echoes of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Joe Lovano resonate through Allen’s work, but the Vancouver-based saxman has channeled them into a voice of his own, by turns soulful, intense, lush and dynamic. -Doug Fischer, Ottawa Citizen
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Hailing from the ‘Left Coast’ of Canada, Rick “Poppa Dawg” Halisheff and his band present the Blues with a unique, tongue-in-cheek view and a deep and respectful appreciation of the music. The band’s sound moves from the slinky grooves of New Orleans to the down and dirty rawness of Chicago and all points in-between.
Gritty and dynamic, they take the music from rushing peaks to hushing lows, and then Poppa Dawg steps back from the mic to spread the news.
From the south end of Okanagan Lake comes the sweet yet vibrant sound of Penticton’s popular jazz players. Enjoy a particularly lyrical melody encompassing a solid harmonic and rhythmic foundation with a few twists and turns.
Heralding from Kelowna, the Sherman “Tank” Doucette Blues Band proudly calls the Okanagan home, and they continue to perform with all the passion and conviction few can deliver. Get ready for an incredible show.