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Jazz at Tangent Feb ‘18 | Tangent Cafe | Thursday, 01. February 2018

Thursday Jazz | 8:30 – 11:00


February 1


Tony Wilson ****


Acclaimed west coast guitarist and composer, Tony Wilson, has been an integral part of Canada’s jazz and improvised music community for many years. His work with groups such as the Peggy Lee band and Pugs And Crows, as well as his own groups, has taken him across North America to display his beautiful sound and thoughtful approach.

With Russell Sholberg – bass and Kenton Loewen- drums



February 8


Thad Bailey-Mai quartet


Prodigious young trumpet player Thad Bailey-Mai is quickly making a name for himself as one of Canada’s most exciting new voices on the instrument. His virtuosic playing soars through his compelling original compositions.

With David Blake – guitar, Eli Davidovici – bass and Miles Wong – drums



February 15


Chris Fraser ****


Chris Fraser’s guitar playing is soulful, emotional and playful. He effortlessly blends contemporary styles with traditional feels to create a unique sound that is distinctly his own. His dynamic band plays standards and original tunes.

With Nick Peck – organ, Mili Hong - drums



February 22


Sharon Minemoto Quartet


Pianist Sharon Minemoto is one of Vancouver’s most recognizable names. Her frequent collaborations with musicians such as Bill **** and Cory Weeds showcase her lyrical, swinging sound. Tonight Sharon and her quartet play original music from her newest album “Safe Travels” before going on a Canadian Tour.

With Jon Bentley – saxophones, Adam Thomas – bass and Bernie Arai - drums

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February 4


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



February 11


David Sikula ****


Soulful guitarist David Sikula’s post bop influenced sound has made him one of Canada’s busiest side men. His vast resume includes performances with Lonnie Smith, Ian Hendrickson-Smith and Brian Charette, many national tours and countless recording dates.

With James Meger – bass and Omar Amlani – drums



February 18


Hugh Fraser/Danny Kane/Tom Wherrett Quintet


This explosive ensemble will be playing hard swinging original tunes at full blast! Canadian jazz legend Hugh Fraser, and west coast treasures Danny Kane on saxophone and Tom Wherrett on guitar colead this incredible group!


With Al Johnston – bass and Kai Basanta – drums


February 25


Dan Gaucher ****


Drummer and band leader Dan Gaucher leads a chordless **** through tunes from the jazz cannon as well as original compositions and free improvisations. Dan’s distinct style has contributed to the sounds of an eclectic mix of ensembles from his own Sun Ra tribute projects to the groups of Cat Toren, Ben Henriques and The October ****.


With Eli Davidovici – bass and Ben Henriques – saxophones
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