June News!

I am looking forward to playing with these great players on June 30th at the North Van St. Andrew’s Vespers! Hope to see some of you there! 4pm – 1044 St. George’s Ave. N. Van.

Diane Lines, piano – Diane is virtually a star in the jazz and blues world of Vancouver. She has worked with many exciting artists including Michael Buble, Bria Skonberg, Marcus Mosely, Steve Maddock and Gary Fjellgaard. Since 2011, she has been touring with her show JUMP! A Celebration of Swing, Boogie and Blues. In 2018 she was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Nick Apivor, Vibes and percussion – Nick Apivor is a talented musician who has performed with the Canadian Tenors, Saxophonist Kenny G., Legendary Singer Petula Clark, Comedian Don Rickles and the Great Persian Vocalist, Dariush among many others. He will be playing both vibes and percussion on this event.

Nathen Aswell – Bass/Stick – Nathen is a multi-instrumentalist (bass, electric upright bass, Chapman Stick, NS Stick), singer, recording artist and inspirational speaker. As well as performing his own music, Nathen keeps himself busy in several local groups, including Undercover (with LJ), The Wilds (with Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright), and as the new lead vocalist (alongside Joani Bye) in The R&B Allstars. Nathen has toured internationally as both a leader and as a sideman.

Other news!

Thank you to BCMSSA for inviting me to perform again in Spring Fever. It was a very wonderful especially with Jim Byrnes headlining again – check out the video from the night I’m singing a Duke Ellington favourite with a fantastic band!