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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Show Update - Horace Silver Tribute

I'm very excited to be playing two dates with this band!

The Message - A Tribute to the music of Horace Silver

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society is proud to host
The Message - a A Tribute to the Music of Horace Silver
Sunday November 2, 2008
Elks Home, 6th Street, Coutenay

Horace Silver is one of jazz music’s unsung heroes. Nanaimo musician James McRae aims to do something about that. An octet of veteran jazz performers has coalesced around McRae’s concept of a Horace Silver Tribute evening. The Message will perform Silver's music in Courtenay at the Elks’ Home on Sunday November 2nd.

Silver turned 80 this year, and has nearly 6 decades of continuous performance, composition and arranging to his credit. His best-known compositions include Song For My Father, Doodlin’ and Sister Sadie. Diverse performers such as Nora Jones, Taj Mahal and Steely Dan cite the influence of his music and sensibility on their own style and material.

The Message is:

James McRae - Drums

Phill Albert - Bass

Katelin Bowes - Vocals

Greg Bush - Trumpet

Cam Wigmore - Tenor Saxophone

Larry Miller - reeds

Darcy Phillips - Piano

Dave McGrath - Percussion

The concert will be an entire evening of Silver’s evocative compositions, featuring arrangements by several different members of the group.

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More info:

Band & Show Info @ James McRae's Website

Nanaimo Daily News coverage

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