SCOTT AMENDOLA BAND INTERVIEW
“Amendola has complete mastery of every piece of his drumset and the ability to create a plethora of sounds using sticks, brushes, mallets, and even his hands.”—Modern Drummer
This Sunday November 15, Coastal Jazz presents Scott Amendola Band at Studio Records (919 Granville Street). For this gig, Amendola brings well-known musicians and leaders in their own right, Jenny Scheinman (Bill Frisell) violin, Nels Cline (known for his work with Wilco), Jeff Parker (Tortoise) guitar, and John Shifflett bass.
Coastal Jazz had the opportunity to ask Scott a few questions about life, touring & the pursuit of making music.
Coastal Jazz: If you could sit down with any musician (living or dead) who would it be and what would you talk about?
Scott Amendola: Wow… that’s a tough one. I was fortunate enough to see a lot of my heroes who are no longer with us. And meet some of them. Thelonious Monk comes to mind. I’d ask him about composing, and about being a band leader. And I’d want to know what he thought was the most important part of improvising. But also what he thought about being a working musician. This is tough question because I’d also want to sit down with Jeff Buckley, the songwriter, guitar player who died at the young age of 30. He left us way too early. I’d ask him the same questions. But also about his experience of performing and what it meant to him. By the way, I would hope that if I got to sit down and talk to them that I was also able to persuade them to jam with me!
CJ: Musicians tend to be on the road a lot, what is the strangest experience you’ve ever had?
SA: Hmmmm…In a lot of ways, it’s all strange, but in a good way. I’ve been fortunate enough to experience all kinds of cultures, and people. One of the most interesting tours I was on was in western China. I was playing with a trio in Urumqi...READ MORE
Sunday November 15 - 7pm
919 Granville Street
JEFF HAMILTON TRIO
with special guest CORY WEEDS
Versatile drummer Jeff Hamilton (Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Clayton Brothers) is one of the best in the business.
Over several appearances at Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club, Weeds and Hamilton developed a close friendship and the long time dream of Weeds to make an album with Hamilton’s trio finally came to fruition. The release of This Happy Madness will coincide with this engagement. The Jeff Hamilton Trio featuring Christoph Luty bass and Tamir Hendleman piano will perform music from the trio’s previous three CDs. Weeds will join the group for the second set and play music from their new release.
Friday November 20
& Saturday November 21 - 8pm
Pyatt Hall at the VSO
843 Seymour Street
TALES OF A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
with the JERRY GRANELLI TRIO & COASTAL SOUND CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Fifty years ago drummer Jerry Granelli, the newest member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, with Fred Marshall on bass, went into a San Francisco studio. In a three-hour session they recorded the soundtrack for a scrappy little animated Christmas special featuring the Peanuts gang. The trio had never seen any of the artwork for the session; no one knew that this would become the iconic soundtrack to the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. Granelli is the only surviving member of the line-up that made that fateful recording in 1965. With his new trio Simon Fisk bass and Chris Gestrin piano, the band looks to recreate the magic of this classic piece of music. Grandparents and parents alike get to bring a new generation to jazz in this seventy-five minute production that includes the Coastal Sound Children’s Choir. Enchanting stories blend with enduringly beautiful music to capture the joy and spirit of the Christmas season.
Sunday November 29
Two Shows - 2pm & 7pm
The Vogue Theatre
918 Granville Street
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