Fri, Nov 10 - Sat, Nov 11 Frankie's
CORY WEEDS LITTLE BIG BAND EXPLOSION
Time 8:00 pm
Inspired by tenor heroes Eddie
Lockjaw Davis and Gene Ammons, saxophonist Cory Weeds has invited a tremendous assortment of Canadian and American musicians to join him in this new straight-ahead, soulful big band project. From New York, guests trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, trombonist Steve Davis (2013’s Let’s Go), and baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan, a 30-year veteran of the world famous Vanguard Orchestra, bring the swing! On the Canadian side, recent Order of Canada recipient P.J. Perry (Edmonton) joins a stellar lineup of Vancouver players including Steve Kaldestad tenor, Chris Davis trumpet, Rod Murray trombone, Chris Gestrin piano, Paul Rushka bass, and Jesse Cahill drums. Vancouver-based composer/arranger Jill Townsend is writing special arrangements for the project.