It's been a busy spring with lots of great shows and chances to work with awesome folks. Highlights in the past month include presenting the debut of a new duo project with Ben Brown on drums and myself on marimba, teaching a drum workshop in the Comox Valley, and celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Locarno at Fan Club, one of Vancouver's newest live music venues. June means festival season is beginning and I'm excited to be a part of the following festivals around town and a ferry ride away.
June 7th - You will find me playing a solo marimba show at in the house festival, sharing the bill with Orchid Ensemble and Vashaan for the World in Music. http://inthehousefestival.com/festival-2013/
June 9th - I am back at the sweetest little festival in Vancouver for a salsa show with Mazacote in the afternoon - see the schedule above - bring your dancing shoes! www.mazacote.ca
June 13th - I am stoked to be opening up for one of my dearest old friends and his fantastical band of music makers at their only show in Vancouver this summer. Don't miss out!
Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything
Kozmik Zoo w. broadway between ontario and manitoba
Show: 8:30 ---
June 15th - It's off to Gibson's with Tambura Rasa for the Gibson's Jazz Festival
June 16th - Car Free Day festival vancouver! You will find me enjoying this awesome free festival all day and then heading to the Fan Club to play a duo set with Ivan Tucakov on the streetside patio from 5-8 pm - a little spanish guitar and percussion while you enjoy a sunny sunday beverage.
June 17th - My buddy Ben Brown has been hosting collaborations between dancers and musicians over the past months. This is a show celebrating the process and showcasing some of the magical things that happen when movement and music combine. I'll be playing vibes.
June 26th - Jazz festival in the city is in full swing. I will be playing with Locarno at the Fan Club on granville. This will be an early show. 6-9 pm. Come join us and have dinner, cocktails or just dance. This will be our only show in Vancouver this summer, before we head off to festivals all over B.C. and further afield, so hope to see you there!
June 29th - I am excited to join Mazacote once again for a set at the David Lam Park on saturday afternoon. This weekend is always my favourite part of jazz festival and the line-up this year is definitely leaning to the Latin side. Come for a while or stay all day. Plenty to see and do
Hope to see you soon!