Wild Blue Herons

Wild Blue Herons are a group of Vancouver based musicians who play mostly groove-oriented jazz. It’s a little bit hip, a bit cool, a bit smoky, a bit bluesy. But very much ACCESSIBLE. Formed in 2018 by Bill Sample and Darlene Ketchum, they perform original songs and select standards, ranging from funk to blues to R and B but with a jazz twist. It’s jazz music for lovers of pop, or the other way around – depending on your viewpoint.

Collectively, the band members have played with Ray Charles, Diana Krall, kd lang, Van Morrison, and Michael Buble – to name a few.

When they come to play the Vernon Jazz Club in October, Bill and Darlene will be joined by Rene Worst on bass, Buff Allen on drums, and Bill Runge on saxophone. The last time they played Vernon, they were still going by the name “Ketchum and Sample Quintet”, but that changed when they launched the new CD – Wild Blue Herons “On the Outside”

Recently, David Foster had this to say:

“I had the great pleasure of getting to hear my dear friend and colleague, Bill Sample, and the band WBH a couple of months back. It was a treat from beginning to end. Great vocals from Darlene.”

www.wildblueherons.com

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Event Details

Doors open at 7:15PM. Show starts at 8PM and consists of three 45 minute sets.

Date: October 19, 2019

Start time: 08:00 p.m.

End time: 10:45 p.m.

Venue: Vernon Jazz Club

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

Email: [email protected]

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