John Reischman & The Jaybirds8pm, MondayMarch 19th '07Vancouver East
Cultural Centre1895 Venables Street
at Victoria Drive
As one of the acoustic world’s top-ranked mandolin players and composers, internationally acclaimed artist John Reischman is renowned for his exquisite taste, tone and impeccable musicianship.
With a unique traditional sound, the mandolin master and his band - The Jaybirds - are known for powerful original songs and instrumentals, soaring vocals and refreshing interpretations of songs from the old-time repertoire presented with their own bluegrass twist.
"Though Reischman is the leader and front man, he gives each of them plenty of room to shine, and together they produce music that is seamlessly excellent and rewarding ... this is a really good band" — Sing Out! magazine
In addition to John, the Jaybirds include highly regarded players Jim Nunally on guitar and vocals, Trisha Gagnon on bass and vocals, Nick Hornbuckle on banjo and Greg Spatz on fiddle.
This special concert at one of the city's prime venues for acoustic music - the Vancouver East Cultural Centre - celebrates the release of their 4th CD. Co-presented with Pacific Bluegrass & Heritage Society.