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Event Archive - A Centennial Celebration of Jazz: Alan Matheson

Tue. April 18th 2017 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
6:00pm doors at 5:00pm
On April 18, 2017, Vancouver-based cornetist, pianist and musicologist will be joining The Victoria Jazz Orchestra at Hermann's Jazz Club for a workshop at 6pm and a concert at 8pm featuring a celebration of 100 years of jazz on record.
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band made the first commercial jazz recording in 1917 with their rendition of "Livery Stable Blues". The Victoria Jazz Orchestra will trace the origins of jazz from New Orleans at the turn of the 20th Century to the present day in this commemorative show. We will hear from Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong through Count Basie and Charles Mingus to Victoria, BC in 2017. Eminent musicologist and performer Alan Matheson will present a workshop at 6pm and a concert at 8pm with The Victoria Jazz Orchestra in celebration of 100 years of Jazz on record.

Reserved seating for groups of 6+ can be made by emailing [email protected]

Alan Matheson is a Vancouver-based pianist, trumpeter, composer and arranger. He teaches at the music departments of the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Community College where he is an instructor in jazz piano and trumpet and at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music where he lectures in jazz history. He is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and studied with Vincent Cichowicz. Alan has also studied with Stephen Chatman, Barbara Butler, Joe Newman and Clark Terry.

Alan also leads his own big band, nonet, septet and trio and has written arrangements for jazz legends Clark Terry and Bud Shank. As well, Alan has conducted big band tributes to Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman and Louis Armstrong. He has also performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Louis Bellson and Phil Woods. Alan’s compositions have been performed by Julia Nolan (saxophone), Sal Ferreras (percussion) David Palmer (pipe organ) and Martin Hackelman (horn). His arrangements for big band have been performed by the Tulane University Jazz Ensemble and the Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble. Alan’s first CD “Intrada” was released in 2004 and his newest CDs “Duetti” and “Summer Evening” (recorded in Finland with bassist Wade Mikkola) were released in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Most recently, Alan’s septet was featured along with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra at the 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival where they premiered Alan’s newest composition “Chaconne” for baroque and jazz chamber ensembles.


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Alan Matheson

Alan Matheson is a Canadian trumpeter, pianist, composer and arranger. He studied with Vincent Cichowicz at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) and graduated with a degree in performance. Alan currently teaches trumpet and jazz piano at the University of British Columbia and teaches in the jazz studies programs at Vancouver Community Colle... more info