Rob Uffen Quintet
April 29 @ 2:00 pm$15.00
Rob Uffen may surprise many of his Vancouver Island fans when he brings his guitar and a quintet to Pat’s House of Jazz.
Though he is best known on the Island as a double bassist performing with the Arrowsmith Jazz Band, Andrew Homzy’s NOLA NightHawks, and the Dave Stewart Septet among others, Uffen has also had a long career as a jazz guitarist.
Look forward to hearing modern treatments of beautiful and somewhat lesser known melodies from the Great American Songbook.
Uffen has performed at jazz clubs and festivals throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, and New Zealand with a diverse range of musicians including Kenny Wheeler, Joe Lovano, Billy Hart, Bill Frisell, Gene Bertoncini, Don Thompson, Brian Dickinson, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Orange Devils, and many others.
He earned his BFA as a guitar player in jazz performance from Toronto’s York University in 1978 and went on to study double bass with Michel Donato, Don Thompson, Joel Quarrington, and Gary Peacock.
Uffen also earned his bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Toronto. He taught in the Ontario public school system and at the Queen’s University summer jazz program and continues to teach privately at his home in Qualicum Beach.
Uffen has been a resident artist on a number of occasions at the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Schweitzer Institute of Music in Sandpoint, Idaho. Uffen’s major musical influences include Bill Evans, Sonny Greenwich, and Dexter Gordon.
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.