Drummer leads jazz combo

Jump-start your weekend at the Elks Hall this Thursday with Bopping with Streetlife.

Jump-start your weekend at the Elks Hall this Thursday with Bopping with Streetlife.

Showtime is 7:30, so come early to get a good seat and enjoy one of the Valley’s tightest Jazz combos.

Heading the group, drummer Bill Street has been playing with bassist James Lithgow for 20 years, cultivating a mature virtuosity originating with memorable performances as Jazz Noir. Their rhythmic responsiveness engages the creativity of Paul Gagnon, keyboards; John Ringstead, guitar; and Mike Schwartz on Saxophone.

Gagnon expresses hypnotic creativity through the language of Jazz. Ringstead’s evolving skill continues to excite listeners and inspire the quintet. Together, with Schwartz’s exploration of modern styling, the group creates a sound the band calls New Canadian West Coast.

Come and enjoy the difference. Music is by donation. The Elks Hall will also be open at 3 p.m. on Canada Day. Join us, at 231 Sixth St. (across from the Atlas Café).

For more information, phone 250-334-2512.

— Streetlife

 

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