The Craig Thomson Quartet

November 20

The Craig Thomson Quartet features Neville Bowman on piano, Bernie Addington on bass, Michael Treadway on drums, and Craig on saxophones.

This concert is from our Classic Album Concert series, which we ran for over a year before COVID hit. Soul Station: the Music of Hank Mobley was the first show in the series, and it remains one of my favourite albums of all time. We play the arrangements very true to the original source album, but with our own solos and maybe a few little twists that show our personalities as musicians. This album swings like crazy, and so will the show! We’ll also play a few selections from other parts of Hank Mobley’s esteemed career. I’m not alone in thinking that this is among the greatest jazz albums of all time, especially for lovers of the saxophone!
For those unfamiliar with Hank Mobley, he was a hard bop master. Sometimes called the Middleweight Champion of the Tenor Saxophone, he had a clear sound and an exceptional grasp of melodic improvisation. He played the middle ground between the fiery approaches of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane and the cooler stylings of players like Stan Getz. Drummers loved playing with Mobley, as his excellent time propelled the groove forward effortlessly. He spent time in the bands of Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, and other jazz luminaries, and released dozens of albums under his own name. He is truly an underappreciated Jazz legend!

Tickets are now available online for this event.

Seating : At this time there are no table reservations. All seating is first come, first served.

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Event Details

Doors open at 7:15PM. Show starts at 8PM.

No assigned seating available - limited capacity due to local health authority restrictions.

The Vernon Jazz Society has been working hard to develop and implement a Covid-19 safety plan, which adheres to WorkSafeBC and Interior Health Authority guidelines.   The foremost consideration is to ensure the safety and health of our volunteers, performers and patrons while striving to maintain the intimate atmosphere that our club is known for.

At this time, there will be no dancing in the club.

If you answer "Yes" to any of the following questions below, you should not attend the event.

Between Nov 6th & Nov 20th have you:

  1. Travelled from any countries (or been in contact with someone who has) that have high-risk regions/situations or gone on a cruise ship, regardless of location, within the last 14 days?
  2. Do you have flu-like symptoms, including fever, chills, sinus drainage, coughing or sneezing?
  3. Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with Covid-19 or who had a possible case of Covid-19 within the last 14 days?

Date: November 20, 2021

Start time: 08:00 p.m. PDT

End time: 11:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: Vernon Jazz Club

Directions: 3000 31st Street, Vernon, BC. Above Nolan's Pharmasave in downtown.

Email: [email protected]

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