Elks hosts funky Fractal

This Thursday, the Elks’ stage launches the funky soundscapes of the innovative group Fractal.

The catalyst of Fractal’s sound experience is the 1970’s electro-jazz genius of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Ornette Coleman. Bring aboard the Chapman stick, a stringed instrument with frets at each end allowing parallel hand play, the steel hang, a  21st century instrumental invention, and get ready for departure.

Fractal features Tony Morrison, who mentored under the artistry of reed-legend Art Ellefson, on flute, tenor, soprano, and alto sax; renowned jazz veteran Roger Baird on drum kit and hang; fretless and six-string bassist Britt Bowman, who played with the Manglar Collective, a pioneering band at the forefront of Mexico’s world beat movement; and showcases Oscar Robles on guitar and Chapman stick.

These extraordinary musicians will play no ordinary music. Some things must be seen to be explained.

See them this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.. Music is by donation.

The Elks' hall is at 231 Sixth St. in Courtenay (across from the Atlas Café). For details, call 250-334-2512.

— Elks Club


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