John Lee Trio w/Al McLean @Charslanding
Sat, Jan 6th, 8-10pm, Concert John Lee Trio with special guest Al McLean on sax - Jazz
Multi-instrumentalist John Lee presents his trio with special guest Al McLean on saxophone. This is a rare collaboration of jazz musicians from west and east coast Canada and will be sure to be a night of unpredictable high octane jazz in classic quartet setting. With Sean Drabitt (Victoria) on bass and Graham Villette (Port Alberni) on drums.
AL MCLEAN: Saxophonist, composer, arranger. A native of Victoria, British Columbia, Al McLean has resided in Montreal since 1995. He is a sought-after saxophone specialist, and professor of music at McGill University. His most recent album Frontiers, featuring Azar Lawrence, was released in November 2016. Al McLean has performed and recorded worldwide with countless artists of every style of music, including Jimmy Cobb, The Temptations, Vinny Falcone, Susan Anton, Jon Bowzer, Offenbach, Colin James, Herb Ried, Boule Noir, Susie Arioli, Lenny White, Gary Smulyan, Gene Perla, Azar Lawrence, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Seamus Blake. Al McLeans improvisations have been described as a fluid, masterful account of the entire lineage of the saxophone.
JOHN LEE: Raised in Nanaimo BC, John Lee is one of the most respected and acclaimed young jazz musicians nationwide. As an artist, John Lee is known for his incredible proficiency as a multi-instrumentalist as well as his ability to connect audience to his music and live charisma. Lee has done an extensive amount of performing in cities located in North America including New York City (Dizzys Club Coca Cola, SOMETHIN Jazz Club), Boston (Wallys Jazz Café, The Beehive), Washington (Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Hamilton Live), Toronto (The Rex), Vancouver (Cellar Jazz Club), and Victoria (Hermann's Jazz Club). Lee has performed numerous times as a sideman and leader at international jazz festivals including TD Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, DC Jazz Festival and TD Victoria and Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
Tickets $20 now
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Chars Landing, 4815 Argyle @5th. Port Alberni V9Y 1V9
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4815 Argyle St.
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V9
|Minimum Age: 19|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
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