THE DYNAMIC QUINTET of drummer/composer Kelby MacNayr plays Nov. 30 at Studio Live! in Cumberland.

Kelby MacNayr Quintet at Studio Live! Saturday

The Measure of Light unites some of the world's best creative musicians, engineers and producers to create a truly exceptional album

In February 2012, five of the West Coast’s leading jazz musicians came together for a two night, live-concert recording session before capacity audiences at Hermann’s Jazz Club in Victoria.

The result is the Kelby MacNayr Quintet: The Measure of Light.

Featuring nine MacNayr originals, the music was crafted specifically for these five musicians bringing together diverse musical influences. The Measure of Light unites some of the world’s best creative musicians, engineers and producers to create a truly exceptional album.

With the combined talents of MacNayr, legendary saxophonist and Juno Award winner Phil Dwyer, renowned trumpeter Daniel Lapp, brilliant pianist Miles Black and acclaimed American bassist Tom Wakeling, the musical alchemy ignited on the stage.

The album captures this explosive spontaneity with studio-session sonic brilliance resulting from a unique post-production collaboration between MacNayr and pop-music icon and celebrated producer Gino Vannelli.

This artistically extraordinary and accessible album will be available when the Kelby MacNayr Quintet performs four concert dates in three of the West Coast’s most intimate listening rooms.

The Comox Valley gets its turn this Saturday at Studio Live! at 2679 Beaufort Ave. at First Avenue in Cumberland at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Bop City Records in Courtenay.

For more about the musicians, visit kelbymacnayr.com.

— Studio Live!

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