The 2011 Sunday Sounds series ends this weekend at Filberg Park with a performance by Greg Bush.
Originally from Montreal, Bush holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University and Master of Music in Jazz Performance from McGill University. Prior to moving to Nanaimo, Greg was director of Jazz Studies at Abilene University in Texas. He’s also been on the music faculties at McMaster University and Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ont., and Red Deer College in Alberta.
In addition to his teaching experience Greg has enjoyed a career as a busy freelance jazz trumpet player, arranger and composer. As a sideman he’s had the good fortune of playing in big bands and orchestras that have accompanied such artists as Big Miller, Paul Horn, Bobby Shew, Lee Konitz, Dizzy Gillespie and Bob Brookmeyer.
As the leader of his own big band and quintet Greg has performed his original compositions in jazz clubs, concert halls and many jazz festivals across Canada. He’s also performed in various venues in Australia, Germany, and at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Recently Bush released his first CD entitled Cause and Effect, which features his original music. Locally, Greg is the music director of the Georgia Straight Big Band and also performs regularly with the Arrowsmith Big Band.
Bush performs Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted and appreciated.
— Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park