Jazzman Dwyer visiting Cumberland

Join renowned Canadian musician Phil Dwyer on July 26 for a great evening of mainstream and contemporary jazz

ACCLAIMED JAZZ PLAYER Phil Dwyer will play this Friday at Studio Live! in Cumberland with the PDAMCA All-Stars and special guest Vancouver trombonist Rod Murray. 

Join renowned Canadian musician Phil Dwyer on July 26 for a great evening of mainstream and contemporary jazz.

Phil will be accompanied by participants in the eighth annual Academy of Musical and Culinary Arts. These are some of the top amateur and semi-pro musicians from Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and Alberta.

Dwyer is well-known to music fans for his many award-winning recordings, international touring, and frequent appearances on CBC Radio.

In addition to his work as a musician and educator, he is an advocate for greater awareness surrounding the issues of addiction and mental health. He recently appeared at a TEDx conference speaking to these issues and his presentation has had thousands of views on YouTube.

Joining Phil and the gang will be Vancouver trombone star Rod Murray. Rod is the ‘first call’ trombonist in Vancouver for everything from theatre work to big band, Latin jazz, R&B and everything in between. Notably, when brass legend Ian McDougall was choosing a second trombone for his all-star 12 piece group Rod got the call.

This will be a rare opportunity for Comox Valley jazz fans to hear this master musician.

Concert tickets are $20 and  are available through Bop City Records in Courtenay. Seating is limited.

The event begins at 8 p.m. at  2679 Beaufort at First Ave. in Cumberland. E-mail StudioLiveStudio@gmail.com for more information.

— Studio Live!

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