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Event Archive - In the Spirit of Ray Brown: Nick Peck, John Lee, Kelby MacNayr

Sun. September 10th 2017 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
7pm doors at 6:30pm
$20/18/10 student
Hermann's Jazz Club will be swingin' with the highly acclaimed multi-instrumentalist John Lee with his project IN THE SPIRIT OF RAY BROWN featuring Vancouver-based pianist Nick Peck and Victoria-based drummer Kelby MacNayr. This project reflects upon the repertoire, energy and the music stylings of the legendary trio lead by Ray Brown throughout the last 25 years of his life before his passing in 2002. Some of the greatest hits you can expect to hear at this event include Ray Brown's original compositions such as "Bassface" or "Captain Bill" while touching up on jazz standards arranged by the trio such as "Lil' Darlin'" (made famous by the Count Basie Orchestra) and "The Days of Wine and Roses". Come enjoy a night of deep swing featuring some of the most authentic jazz musicians Canada has to offer!

When you attend a performance by John Lee, you can always expect a virtuosic show with a great deal of positive energy. Lee performs heavily as a leader and as well as a sideman, backing up some of the leading international jazz artists such as George Colligan, Larry Fuller and Cyrus Chestnut.

Nick Peck is one of the most in demand pianist and organist in the Vancouver jazz scene today. Peck's impeccable timing and deep rooted knowledge of the music shows vividly on the bandstand. His recent works include playing organ with Vancouver saxophone legend Cory Weeds regularly and performing with NYC saxophonist Nick Hempton at Frankie's Jazz Club in Summer 2017.

Kelby MacNayr is a must-see performer, educator and curator of music in Victoria BC. MacNayr has performed with some of the best and teaches at Port Townsend Centrum Jazz workshop run by bass maestro John Clayton. His contribution to the jazz scene on Vancouver Island is endless and he still remains one of the head figures at Hermanns Jazz Club, as a performer and as a member of the Jazz on View society.

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Kelby MacNayr (Jazz)

Drummer / composer / band-leader Kelby MacNayr performs groundbreaking original music, soulful swinging jazz, reaching contemporary music and traditional music from around the world. A dynamic and creative musician MacNayr performs in Canada and abroad with leading musicians from New York, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto & Europe. ... more info