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Dissonant Histories CD RELEASE: Olivier Clements & Dissonant Histories

Wed. March 5th 2014 8:00 - 11:00 doors at 7:30 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages) 8:00 - 11:00 doors at 7:30
15$ advance/20$ door
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Wednesday, March 5th, Dissonant Histories will perform a very special CD release show at Hermann's. The show will showcase Olivier Clements' début album, along with some brand new music paying tribute to Madvillain, Q Tip, and J Dilla.

Featuring: Bruce Hurn (flugelhorn), Gord Clements (bass clarinet), Hans Verhoeven (drums), Mark Wilson (trombone), Scott MacInnes (trombone), Thomas Kinzel (rhodes), Tim Croft (upright bass)

Tickets 15$ (advance/online) and 20$ at the door.
Tickets available online at

Non-digital tickets on sale February 1st.

Olivier Clements & Dissonant Histories
March 5th, 8pm
Hermann's Jazz Club
753 View st.
250 388 9166


After a year of composing, six months of editing, mixing and mastering, Dissonant Histories is finally set to release it's debut album. The self titled album will be available online ( and in select stores February 18th.

DISSONANT HISTORIES is an octet of clashing, dismembered musical styles.  Recklessly colliding jazz, hiphop, indie rock and classical music, the ensemble creates a voiceless entity that laments its tormented past.

DISSONANT HISTORIES is an idea by Olivier Clements.


-Olivier Clements-
Ambitiously manic. A full time member of Aidan Knight, Olivier has also shared the stage/recorded with Karkwa, Dan Mangan, Louis Jean-Cormier, Said the Whale, Northcote, A Pocket Orchestra, Ciseaux, Teagan Johnston, Tower's and Trees, the Civic Orchestra, the VOS, and the VJO.

-Bruce Hurn-
Performer, composer and local jazz icon, Hurn has performed with Michael Bublé, David Foster, Rob McConnell, Slide Hampton, Maria Schneider.

-Gord Clements-

With over 30 years of dedication to the music and educational community, it’s hard to talk jazz in Victoria without mentioning Gord. As well as being a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist, Clements has also released has six critically acclaimed albums as a leader.

-Hans Verhoeven-

After establishing himself as one of Montnréal’s top drummers, Verhoeven has performed with such artists as Kevin Dean, Oscar Stagnaro, Brandi Disterheft, Hugh Fraser, PJ Perry and Phil Dwyer.

-Mark Wilson-

Wilson is one of Victoria’s most in demand trombone session musicians. Performances incude the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Band, and The Monday Night Big Band.

-Scott MacInnes-

Currently the trombone instructor for University of Victoria, MacInnes has a truly venerable performance resume which includes performances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra London, The Victoria Symphony Orchestraand the Hannaford Street Silver Band.

-Thomas Kinzel-

Producer and pianist, Kinzel has made himself into one of Victoria’s most in demand perfomers. Collaborations include Paul Wainwright, David Foster and Kristina Hélène.

-Tim Croft-

A busy freelancing bass player, Croft has performed with the Vancouver Island Orchestra, the Red Hot Swing Set, and the Capitol City Syncopators as well as being a full time faculty member of the VCM and L'École Brodeur.
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