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Event Archive - Trombone Mayhem!: Nick La Riviere, Jeff Agopsowicz , Duncan Meiklejohn, Sean Drabitt, Karel Roessingh, Damian Graham

Sat. May 23rd 2015 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8pm - 11pm doors at 6pm
$20 at the door only.
Join wild trombonists Nick La Riviere and Jeff Agopsowicz as they host a night of exciting and upbeat music. Featuring pianist Karel Roessingh, bassist Sean Drabitt, and drummer Damian Graham, the night begins with a set of energetic jazz. Original music as well as jazz standards are vigorously performed. The band even takes on the Buddy Rich Big Band's 'West Side Story Suite', managing to perform the big band arrangement with a 5 piece band.

For the second set the band is joined by Duncan Meiklejohn, the fog machine and disco light turn on, and Hermann's turns in to a groovy 70's dance club. Featuring music by Kool & the Gang, KC & the Sunshine Band, Sly & the Family Stone, Earth Wind & Fire, dancing is encouraged and a funky good time is had by all.

Reservations are highly recommended! Email and let them know the number of people in your party.


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Nick La Riviere (Everything)

In a small cabin on an overnight ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam, the lyrics of the single from ‘Another Time Around’ were born as Nick La Riviere collaborated with Spirit of the West’s Geoffrey Kelly. As a trombonist, bassist, singer, and conch shell player who’s toured with award winning bands across Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Austr... more info

Sean Drabitt

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A jazz bass player for over 20 years, Sean Drabitt is justly known as a classic jazz bassist and is highly sought after by the local jazz scene. One of Drabitt’s more unique projects is his tribute to Jaco Pastorious, the supremely funky bass virtuoso. Sean is presenting an afternoon of Jaco's music with an a outstanding group of local jazz music... more info

Karel Roessingh (Jazz, folk, pop and blues)

Karel has composed and produced music for over 500 television episodes, and countless animated shorts, docs, and films. He has released 15 recordings, beginning with the piano solo Keys, then a series of music and nature sounds CDs (see, two jazz trio CDs (Cat Fud and kr3+), and solo concert CDs (Blue/Green and Sweets). Hi... more info

Damian Graham (You play, I hit!)

Born in New Zealand ('72) and raised on the west coast of Canada, Damian's musical diversity has led to performances with some of the finest musicians in the country and abroad. (Michael Kaeshammer, David Gogo, Paul Laine, Paul Pigat, Pat Coleman,The Swinging Bachelors, Bob Murphy, Danger Danger, Phil Dwyer, Resin, The Big Band Trio, Tyler Yarema) ... more info