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January Jazz at Tangent | Tangent Cafe | Thursday, 04. January 2018

Thursday Jazz | 8:30 – 11:00


January 4


Bernie Arai Quartet


Explosive drummer Bernie Arai has been an integral part of Vancouver's jazz and improvised music community for many years. His unique style has been heard with bands such as the Brad Turner ****, UGETSU, and with Dr. Lonnie Smith.

With Chad Makela – saxophone, David Blake – guitar and Tommy Babin – bass



January 11


Paul Rushka ****


Bassist and composer Paul Rushka’s **** Explores the music of legendary jazz musician Kenny Wheeler, who was a teacher and great influence on Paul. This drummer-less group focuses on lyrical improvisation and group interplay.

With Jon Bentley – saxophone, and Tristan Paxton – guitar



January 18
*From Oregon*

Jack Radsliff Quartet

San Francisco raised, Eugene based guitarist Jack Radsliff plays his Vancouver debut. His warm, modern sound weaves through his own original compositions and standards.

With Josh Hettwer – saxophone, Lyle Hopkins – bass and Mili Hong – drums




January 25


Saul Berson ****


With his bright playful sound, alto saxophonist Saul Berson is a Vancouver mainstay steeped in the bebop styles of Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderley. His inventive improvising beautifully explores original material and jazz standards.

With Nick Peck – piano and Steve Holy – bass



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January 7


David Blake ****

Guitarist and composer David Blake plays guitar for you this evening, drawing from his own compositions and influences ranging from other guitarists to other instrumentalists as well.

With Conrad Good – bass and Joe Poole – drums



January 14


Victor Noriega’s Kuya ****


A mainstay of Vancouver’s jazz scene, pianist Victor Noriega brings a brand new group to Tangent. His Kuya **** explores Filipino folk songs that have been arranged and reimagined for thoughtful improvising and rich harmony.

With Tristan Paxton – guitar and Raphael Geronimo – percussion




January 21


Laura Crema ****


Exquisite vocalist Laura Crema brings her long time **** to Tangent, playing music from the American song book as well as originals and obscure pieces from her own repertoire. Her compelling voice is steeped in mystery.

With Bill **** – guitar and Paul Rushka – bass


January 28


Parker Woods Group


Guitarist and composer Parker Woods leads a group of young collaborators through his moody and introspective compositions. Inspired by composers such as Jakob Bro and Kenny Wheeler, his original music is at once deeply emotional and joyfully uplifting.

With Natasha D’Agostino – voice, Thad Bailey-Mai – trumpet, Stephen Edwards – bass and Miles Wong - drums
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