Occurs on Thursday December 13 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Studio Theatre
6450 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby BC V5G 2J3

Performance Notes

× When Cory Weeds gets an idea for a project and decides to pursue it, chances are it’s going to happen, regardless of how musically and logistically challenging it is. As Weeds’ impressive track record confirms, the tenor saxophonist is a man of action who makes things happen. Case in point: Explosion, this remarkable recording by the Cory Weeds Little Big Band.

The idea to form a “Little Big Band” – so named because there are 11 musicians in the ensemble and not 16 or 17, the typical number in a big band – came to Weeds after he looked at the liner notes for two albums he hugely admires: Trane Whistle by the Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Big Band and Late Hour Special by Gene Ammons. Weeds was shocked to see that neither tenor-led recording from the early 1960s used a full big band, yet both have an impactful big band sound.

Join Weeds and the Jill Townsend led Little Big Band featuring a who’s who of Vancouver Jazz to celebrate Weeds’ 14th release as a leader!

With Campbell Ryga – alto saxophone, Steve Kaldestad – tenor saxophone, Ben Henriques – baritone saxophone, Brad Turner & Vince Mai – trumpets, Rod Murray & Robin MacLulich – trombones, Miles Black – piano, Paul Rushka – bass and Jesse Cahill drums and special guest Jennifer Scott on vocals

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