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Event Archive - Paul Pigat & the Smoking Jackets - A Malawi Benefit: Paul Pigat (virtuoso guitarist and singer), Damian Graham (drums), Joey Smith (bass), Al Pease (reeds)

Fri. September 21st 2018 - Fri. September 21st 2018 The Mary Winspear Centre (All Ages)
7:30 pm doors at 6 pm
Presented by: Friends of Thrive Malawi

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Music: Jazz / Blues
The benefit is for Thrive Malawi, a volunteer local Canadian charity supporting programs for disadvantaged and disabled children in Malawi.
Paul Pigat is a Vancouver based guitar virtuoso, who has been described as “one of the most restless, combustible musical imaginations ever crammed into a single body – there aren’t many genres of music that don’t pull at Pigat’s wayfaring imagination”. His shows are upbeat, creative and dynamic and inevitably leave his audiences wanting more of his infectious music.
Paul is backed up by the “Smoking Jackets” - Victoria’s own Damian Graham on drums, Joey Smith on bass, and Al Pease on reeds .
The evening also includes a pre show reception with appies, desserts and a cash bar, plus a silent auction featuring a wide variety of goods and personal services.

Doors open at 6 pm for the reception and silent auction, with the show starting at 7:30 pm.

Come and join us for a most enjoyable evening, while supporting a great cause!


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Damian Graham (i hit things....)

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

Joey Smith

*After touring for two and a half years with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as bassist and arranger, Joey Smith was married in Victoria and moved to Rochester, N.Y. to pursue graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. For the past 18 years he has been bassist for many local groups and has collaborated with various artists during their stops in Vi... more info