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Event Archive - Hypatia Creative Women's Jazz Orchestra

Sat. April 26th 2008 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8:30pm - 10:30 doors at 7:00 pm
$13.00 at the door only.
Don't miss this exciting night of innovative jazz with strings!!
Hypatia is a highly energized, predominately female, 13 piece jazz orchestra with strings led by trumpeter, Lorae Farrell, exploring the creative music of jazz innovators such as McCoy Tyner, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, Chucho Valdes, John Coltrane plus exciting new compositions written specifically for this ensemble by Multi Juno Award Winner, Hugh Fraser.

Hypatia recently received two grants from the Recording Industries' Music Performance Fund in New York, administered by Local 247 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada to present concerts in their home town of Victoria, BC and is excited about performing in Vancouver for the first time as guest artists at the Kiwanis Jazz Festival.

Hypatia press quotes:

“Critic’s Pick” - Victoria Times Columnist – August 23, 2007

“This will be wonderful” – Joseph Blake, Freelance Jazz Journalist, Victoria, BC

Hypatia consists of flute, violin, viola, 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, bass and drums.

This innovative group took their name from Hypatia of Alexandria (350 – 415 AD). She was a beautiful, intelligent, Greek Neoplatonist philosopher, the first notable woman in mathematics and also taught in the fields of astronomy and astrology. The society in which she lived found her talent and intelligence threatening and finally did away with her. Her death and the burning of the Library of Alexandria shortly thereafter, is said to signify the beginning of the dark ages.


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Hypatia Creative Women's Jazz Orchestra

HYPATIA Creative Women's Jazz Orchestra The innovative and energized 14 piece "Hypatia Creative Women's Jazz Orchestra" lead by Lorae Farrell is a predominately female jazz orchestra exploring the creative music of jazz innovators such as McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland, Chucho Valdes, Kenny Wheeler, Charles Mingus, plus the world debut of two new co... more info
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