FEU VERT - A Tribute to CLAUDE RANGER
A concert featuring music inspired by drummer Claude Ranger, performed by
Buff Allen • Bernie Arai • Miles Black • Paul Blaney • Bill Clark • Phil Dwyer • Kevin Elaschuk
Bruce Freedman • Miles Foxx Hill • André Lachance • Bob Murphy • Clyde Reed • Ron Samworth
Dave Say • Stan Taylor • Brad Turner • Tony Wilson • Dylan van der Schyff • Rene Worst
TWO NIGHTS! 8 pm, Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, 2012
Ironworks Studios • 235 Alexander Street
Tickets: $20 per evening for general admission (or $30 for both nights);
$15 per evening for students/seniors
Buy tickets at the door or online: ranger.brownpapertickets.com
For these two concerts in tribute to Claude Ranger, we will re-unite the community of players who worked with the master drummer during his West coast tenure and present a regional celebration of Ranger’s music and the musicians he touched and inspired.
Ranger is a Canadian jazz legend whose intensity, virtuosity, and creativity rank him among the greats. He began his career in Montréal in the 1960’s and moved to Toronto in 1972 where he was a fixture on the scene for fifteen years – accompanying top Canadian and US musicians in the city’s jazz clubs. Claude moved to Vancouver, living here for a decade or more from about 1987 to early 2000 (at which time he disappeared). He worked as a sideman, collaborator, mentor and bandleader, inspiring the numerous musicians he played with and audiences who heard him during his Vancouver tenure.
This is a two-night tribute to this brilliant musician – seven sets of music – a different ensemble per set, by the alumni of his various projects – the small groups and the larger Jade Orchestra. The musicians who will be involved constitute the cream of the modern mainstream as well as the avant-garde, representing the full range of Ranger’s artistry. The programmed material will draw upon some of Claude’s original compositions, and will also feature original compositions, arrangements and improvisations by the featured musicians.
This event promises to be a heartfelt and thoughtful acknowledgement of Claude’s unique gift to the world of music.
Featuring artist in residence Ron Samsworth, Noschmo presents live music in May every Wednesday and Thursday night at El Barrio!
For more information please call 604 683 8240 or email Angie@dkam.ca
Barking Sphinx presents
Friday 8pm • April 29, 2011
Ironworks • 235 Alexander Street
Tickets $15 general, $12 students/seniors
•available at the door
• A concert of the best improvised music from New York to Vancouver •
Talking Pictures presents its third Annual Invitational, featuring leading Canadian and International musical improvisers, at the intimate and atmospheric Ironworks Studios on Alexander Street on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 8 pm. Collaborating with artists from wide ranging musical and cultural backgrounds, Talking Pictures participates in an exchange of personal narratives – the lifeblood of improvised music. This year, leader and guitarist, Ron Samworth, cellist Peggy Lee and drummer Dylan van der Schyff are inviting Torsten Muller , Briggan Krauss, and JP Carter to perform together and create an evening of exceptional musical improvisation.
German born Torsten Muller is an exceptional improviser and bass player. Krauss who will be on saxophone is a founder of New Yorks’ Sex Mob and a member avant-electric group pig pen. And JP Carter who is a member of Vancouver`s stellar jazz ensembles, the Inhabitants and Fond of Tigers will be playing the trumpet for the evening. The transmission of human information inspires and transforms artists and audiences alike. It is vital to successful collaboration and strengthens the artistic community as a whole.