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Event Archive - Night of Gypsy Jazz and Jazz Standards: Quinn Bachand, Oliver Swain, Kelby MacNayr, Aaron Watson

Mon. June 18th 2012 Oak Bay Bistro (All Ages)
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm doors at 6:00 pm
Presented by: Marie Bachand

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Music: Jazz / Blues
Three time Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee and winner of two Irish Music Awards, sixteen year old Quinn Bachand already has a reputation as “one of the best Celtic guitar players in the world”. (Ashley MacIsaac) His love and passion for music are evident. “His priorities have always revolved around his own musical explorations and this commitment combined with his innate talent and gift are making him a much talked about artist among his older peers.” (Daniel Lapp)

What many are unaware of is that Quinn is also a prodigiously talented jazz guitarist, who is comfortable playing a range of styles, from Django Reinhardt to Lenny Breau. Quinn, who has performed at major folk and Celtic festivals nationally and internationally and has released two critically acclaimed Traditional Celtic albums, is excited to begin recording his debut jazz album later this year. Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund this project.

The Quinn Bachand Trio includes Oliver Swain on bass and vocals and Kelby MacNayr on percussion. Special guests include Gypsy Jazz guitarist Aaron Watson, fourteen year old Gypsy Jazz violinist Keito Bryce and others.

Music starts at 7:00 pm – first 45 minute set: Gypsy Jazz / second 45 minute set: Jazz Standards

You will also be able to enjoy an unforgettable dinner experience at the Oak Bay Bar & Bistro where the passionate staff is dedicated to serving locally sourced, seasonally inspired cuisine prepared by the nationally acclaimed Chef John Waller. Dinner reservations recommended (250) 598-1441.

Only a total of 100 tickets available!
Purchase $15 advance tickets at the Oak Bay Bar & Bistro, Larsen Music, Long & McQuade or Ditch Records. Limited tickets available at the door @ $20 each.

For more information contact Marie at (250) 472-0999
Check out Quinn’s Jazz Youtube Channel:


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Quinn Bachand (Celtic, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass)

With diverse musical talents and a bottomless pool of creativity, Quinn Bachand is recognized as the "Young Lion of the Celtic guitar" (Daniel Lapp) and "Canada's top Celtic guitarist" (Ashley MacIsaac). Although Quinn plays a range of styles that include jazz and bluegrass, it is his talents in the world of Celtic music that have drawn much attent... more info

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Kelby MacNayr (Jazz)

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