Marc Atkinson Trio
ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
THIS SHOW STARTS EARLIER THAN USUAL AT 7PM!
Marc Atkinson's compositions are punchy, driving and rhythmically inventive. They take the guitar beyond the usual repertoire and sound. The tunes have a fiery but elegant style, infused with a catchy blend of influences. All the while maintaining the laid-back humour and casual "good time feel" of Canada's West Coast. His picking has been described as flawless, surprise-filled, sizzling and supremely melodic. His music is original, complex and challenging in its conception and delivery but remains accessible and absorbing. With Brett Marten on rhythm and Joey Smith on bass, the music of this fine trio welcomes all listeners aboard for an intriguing, exhilarating and unforgettable ride.
Company B Jazz Band is a lively Vancouver-based vintage jazz and swing band featuring a female vocal trio. The group got together in 2007 having been inspired by the Andrews and Boswell Sisters, and have been enthusiastically entertaining folks ever since. Marked by a blend of excellent musicianship, an evident love for the music they perform, tightness, spontaneity, a sharp image, and just the right amount of humour, Company B Jazz Band has had the pleasure of performing for listeners and dancers of all ages all over British Columbia, Washington, and California, and has released 3 albums to date.
Paul Pigat will perform a set of his sizzling solo material.
The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret will begin the evening with their 30's style choreography. They will also provide free swing dance lessons at the start of the evening.