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Occurs on Thursday November 17 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue

Muriel Griffiths Room
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

Event Notes

× TDAC's Jazz at the Griff Series presents

Fractal Jazz Quartet

Thursday, November 17th, 2022 @ 7:30 in the Muriel Griffiths Room.

Single tickets are $22. Or buy a 6-show Jazz at the Griff Series pass for $107. Passes available only by visiting or calling the box office 250-368-9669.

The Jazz at the Griff series, presented by Trail & District Arts Council, brings you Fractal Jazz. Enjoy the jazz club vibe of The Griff as you savour a glass of wine in a setting that is up close and personal.

Fractal Jazz is a Kootenay-based instrumental jazz group playing standards, ballads, cookin’ bebop tunes and original compositions. With influences spanning multiple jazz styles, the band guarantees a unique musical experience with every performance. The band includes Daralyn Fox (trumpet), Mike Rud (guitar), Doug Stephenson (bass), and Steven Parish (drums).

Daralyn Fox is a trumpet player and composer/arranger based out of Rossland, BC, fundamentally shaped by experiences at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho during her early years as a musician. It was during this time, legendary trumpet voices such as Arturo Sandoval, Freddie Hubbard, and Clark Terry left a significant impression. She loves high octane big band lead playing and can also be found in smaller groups creating music in the grand tradition of hard and post-bop masters like Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker and Lee Morgan. Daralyn has studied music performance at MacEwan University in Edmonton AB and St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish NS with a focus on jazz. She has also studied with William (Bill) Dimmer, Dominic Spera, and Jon Faddis. In her time as a performing artist, she has had the pleasure of playing with the incomparable Tommy Banks, Bobby Cairns and Dominic Spera.

Mike Rud is a Juno award-winning jazz guitarist and songwriter. As an instrumentalist, Mike has played alongside some of the greatest jazz musicians of the era like Peter Bernstein, Kenny Wheeler, Herb Ellis and Joey DeFrancesco. As a songwriter and arranger, Mike won the 2014 Juno Award for his album “Notes on Montreal”, a critically acclaimed musical portrait of the city. It was inspired by the great literature set in Montreal (Michel Tremblay, Gabrielle Roy etc.) and sung by Sienna Dahlen. Mike’s subsequent 2015 solo release, “Miniatures”, delighted audiences across Canada, creating the effect of a small group with only his voice and his guitar. Rud has a master’s degree from McGill and studied privately in New York City with one of the fathers of modern jazz guitar, Jim Hall. Mike has taught at McGill, Western Washington, and Carleton universities, and speaks frequently at other music schools. He is also a music instructor at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC.

Doug Stephenson has been an integral member of Western Canada's music community for over thirty years. The Calgary native is a guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and producer. He has performed with a wide range of artists including Melody Diachun, Charlie Rouse, Bob Murphy, Les McCann, Jay Thomas, John Stowell, Tommy Banks, P.J. Perry, Altered Laws, Barry Romberg, Bob Brough, Campbell Ryga, and Blues legend Big Miller.

Steven Parish earned his BA in Audio Engineering from the Berklee College of Music. In addition to studying Drum Set at Berklee, he also studied jazz drum set privately with Frankie Dunlop (Thelonious Monk, Lionel Hampton), Latin rhythms with Frank Malabe, and attended master classes presented by the great Buddy Rich. Mentored by the legendary Les Paul at age 17, Steven's also played, engineered and/or programmed tracks for Rock 'n' Roll legend Cub Koda, Ian Hunter, Joe Bouchard of Blue Öyster Cult and Rap artist Stezo-E. He has played Jazz with Anthony Braxton and Pat LaBarbara, as well as performance art with the groundbreaking Fluxus. He has performed with Selkirk’s long list of visiting artists including Robben Ford, John Handy, Jimmy Haslip, Max Bennett, Bob Mintzer, Frank Gambale, Mike Stern, Pat Mastellotto and Oz Noy, among others. Steven Parish started the Music Program at Selkirk College with Darcy Hepner, Jeff Link and Paul Landsberg in 1989.Licensed Event. Seats for all Griff performances are general admission. Groups of 4 can reserve a table by contacting the Box Office in advance. Seats for Andrea Superstein's performance in The Bailey Theatre are assigned seating. Single tickets for Jazz at the Griff shows can be purchased online at thebailey.ca or by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail. Jazz at The Griff Series Passes can ONLY be purchased by visiting or phone our box office 250-368-9669.

On-line ticket sales end 3 hours before show time (4:30 pm). When available, tickets can be purchased at the door.

Other shows in the Jazz at The Griff series include:

TRIOLOGY - Thursday September 22 at 7:30 pm in The Griff - A supergroup of award-winning Canadian jazz musicians including Jodi Proznick on bass, Miles Black on piano and Bill Coon on guitar, fashioned after the great early jazz trios of Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson. They will perform wonderful impromptu arrangements of classic standards and original tunes.

RICK LINGARD QUARTET- Thursday January 12 at 7:30 pm in The Griff - The Rick Lingard Quartet features Rick Lingard as lead vocalist and saxophonist, Juno award-winner Mike Rud on guitar, Tony Ferraro on drums, and Doug Stephenson on bass. The band’s members have played with great artists both locally and internationally.

LAURA LANDSBERG QUINTET - Thursday February 9 at 7:30 pm in The Griff - "Come Fly with Me" as Laura and her group of world-class musicians offer up an evening of music from the great American songbook to re-imagined versions of contemporary songs, focusing on destinations worldwide. Laura’s vocal versatility will be supported by David Restivo on piano, Paul Landsberg on guitar, Rob Fahie on bass, and Steven Parish on drums.

MELODY DIACHUN QUARTET - Thursday March 16 at 7:30 pm in The Griff - Melody Diachun is a JUNO and National Jazz Award nominated vocalist and songwriter with her own sound, style, and approach to creating new music. Joining her in The Melody Diachun Quartet are award-winning pianist and composer David Restivo, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and producer Doug Stephenson, and celebrated drummer Tony Ferraro.

ANDREA SUPERSTEIN: OH MOTHER - Thursday May 18 at 7:30 pm in The Bailey Theatre - Andrea Superstein’s new show, OH MOTHER, is a multimedia tour de force inspired by real life stories of motherhood. Andrea’s powerful vocals are accompanied by breathtaking videos with heartfelt imagery.

The Jazz at the Griff series is made possible thanks to funding from McEwan Law, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

COVID Protocols- Show dates, times and conditions may be subject to change as mandated by Provincial Health Orders and subject to the COVID climate. At this time, masks are recommended but not required. We are not required to ask for proof of vaccination and shows can operate at 100% capacity. Patrons will be notified by email of any changes in our COVID protocols.

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