Impressions of Lightfoot
April 8 @ 2:00 pm$15.00
Gordon Lightfoot’s everlasting contribution to Canada’s musical culture and heritage is honoured in a jazz context by the Lister/McRae/Rhodes Trio.
The band features two of Western Canada’s most highly regarded and sought-after musicians, Nico Rhodes on keyboards and bassist Ken Lister, under the leadership of James McRae, the arranger and drummer behind this idea of re-envisioning Lightfoot’s iconic songbook with these fresh jazz interpretations of his music without vocals. The show also includes a few jazz standards.
Rhodes, a studio musician, music director, orchestral arranger, composer, pianist, and woodwind player, is at home in almost any musical environment.
Bassist Lister has won accolades and Juno awards and currently performs and teaches in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. He has toured across Canada and internationally to Australia, the British Isles, Cuba, and South America.
Drummer McRae’s recent credits include the CD Impressions of Lightfoot, the July 2017 Chemainus Theatre production of Rock Legends, and performances with A Cappela Plus, Ken McDonald, Blue Dog Ramble, Mac and McRawfish, and Get Rhythm.
The show is part of a regular Sunday afternoon jazz concert series at the pub, presented by the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society.
Table reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the pub at (250) 324-2245.
Reserved tables will be held until until 1:30 PM.