Studio Live is presenting John Stetch and Vulneraville on Sunday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. Photo submitted

John Stetch quartet plays Studio Live

Fearless and distinct, John Stetch brings his NYC group Vulneraville to Cumberland to play exuberant, thrilling, original music.

A NYC Steinway Artist, Stetch won the Prix Du Jazz at the Montreal Jazz Festival and was a finalist in the Monk International Piano Competition twice; once as a player and once as a composer. Stetch has played the top NYC jazz clubs, performed across several continents, and was just awarded the Inaugural Pentland Prize in Composition.

Stetch grew up in the clean and cold suburbs of Edmonton, and was heavily involved in the Ukrainian community which was so rich in the Canadian prairies.

At age 9, Stetch was given his father Myron’s clarinet along with some lessons. There were many jazz records in the home and his dad tuned in to the local jazz radio station whenever they drove anywhere. Stetch played in a Ukrainian wedding band for many years which led to one of his most praised albums Ukrainianism.

In his late teens, Stetch became fascinated by the rhythmic and harmonic possibilities and overall beauty and completeness of the piano, and in his late teens, switched to it and managed to attain a music degree from McGill University a few years after.

Stetch now divides his time between Vancouver, where his partner Joanna is, and NYC where his flagship group is – Vulneraville, featuring Steve Kortyka, Ben Tiberio and Philippe Lemm.

Studio Live is presenting John Stetch and Vulneraville on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Advance tickets for this exciting show are $20 and available at Bop City Records, Courtenay and Rider’s Pizza, Cumberland as well as by e-transfer to At the door $25. Get your tickets early and be prepared for an unforgettable musical experience.

Just Posted

Everybody Deserves A Smile back for its 15th year

Local students leading the charge of spreading Christmas cheer to the Valley’s most vulnerable

Comox Valley Operation Christmas Child shoebox drive entering final days

Deadline for donations is Saturday, November 17

2019 dog licenses now available for Comox Valley Regional District electoral area residents

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) requires all dogs over six months… Continue reading

Agreement signed to purchase, restore, manage Kus-kus-sum

A memorandum of understanding has been officially signed to purchase, restore and… Continue reading

Cumberland moves one step closer to single-use plastic ban

Council discussed a phased ban, starting with plastic bags and straws

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Tinder sex assault suspect charged; additional alleged victims sought

Vincent Noseworthy of Alberta is accused of aggravated sexual assault, unlawful confinement and more

Mid Island Farmers Institute discusses fleece at November meeting

Are you a lover of wool and local fibre? Interested in raising… Continue reading

Comox Valley Nature invites the public to learn about nature photography

Comox Valley Nature is hosting a public lecture on photography. Join Terry… Continue reading

Drug-related deaths double for B.C. youth in care, advocate says

Teens say positive connections with adults key to recovery

Oyster River Fire Rescue qualifies for improved water supply service

Oyster River Fire Rescue has successfully qualified for Superior Tanker Shuttle Service.… Continue reading

Children’s strawberry-flavoured medicines recalled due to faulty safety cap

Three different acetaminophen syrups part of nationwide recall

Around the BCHL: Junior A cities to host World Junior tuneup games

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the league and around the junior A world.

International students hit hard by B.C. tuition fee hikes

Campaign seeks regulatory controls be imposed on post-secondary institutions

Most Read