Fri, May 12 Frankie's
"THANKS" MR G., CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF LINTON GARNER
Time 8:00 pm
The late, great pianist Linton Garner spent the last 30 years of his life as a beloved and respected member of the Vancouver jazz scene. Garner relished his younger brother Erroll’s success, but focused his own musical career on orchestral, ensemble, and small venue performance work – often sharing the stage with jazz luminaries, including Billy Eckstein, Nancy Wilson, Lester Young, Dizzie Gillespie and Miles Davis – all the while acting as a treasured teacher and mentor to several generations of Vancouver-centric jazz musicians. This superb project is the brainchild of Don Fraser. Fraser enjoyed a long professional and personal relationship with Garner and was the drummer in his trio for more than six years. Come and celebrate Mr. Linton Garner! With Cory Weeds on tenor sax, André Lachance on bass and Miles Black on piano.