Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Louis Hayes workshop featuring Cap Jazz Students!

Legendary Jazz drummer, Louis Hayes will be visiting Vancouver December 5 - 8 for some performances and a live recording at Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club.  Mr. Hayes is best known for his work with the Cannonball Adderly Quintet and has performed and recorded with many of the greatest jazz musicians of all time including John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, Cedar Walton, Curtis Fuller to name only a few. At age 76, Louis Hayes still plays with tremendous vitality and drive and is a living link to the history of the music.

In connection with Hayes’ residency at the Cellar, the Fraser MacPherson Jazz Fund will present a free workshop/masterclass with Hayes and a quintet of fine young musicians from Capilano University's Jazz Studies program:  Miles Wong (drums), Stephen Edwards (bass), Jonathan Tobin (piano), Ben Frost (trumpet), and Octavio Pauley (tenor saxophone).  The students successfully auditioned for this privilege by creating a youtube application video and all are very excited about this unique opportunity.

The workshop is a new venture for the Fraser MacPherson Jazz Fund and may be the start of a series of educational workshops if the event is well attended. The workshop is free and open to the public and music students are especially encouraged to attend.

December 7, 1:00-2:30pm
Cellar Jazz Club
3611 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Free admission. No tickets or reservations necessary.

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