Juno award winning Oud/Guitarist with a unique sound combining mainstream jazz, free/improv and Arabic music. Haram, Peregrine Falls, The Gordon Grdina Quartet with Oscar Noriega, Russ Lossing, and Satoshi Takeishi, Nomad Trio w/ Matt Mitchell and Jim Black, Square Peg w/ Christian Lillinger, Mat Maneri and Shazad Ismaily The Marrow Mark Helias, Hank Roberts, Hamin Honari.
Gordon Grdina is a JUNO Award winning oud/guitarist whose career has spanned continents, decades and constant genre exploration throughout avant-garde jazz, free form improvisation, contemporary indie rock and Arabic music. His singular approach to the instruments has earned him recognition from the highest ranks of the jazz/improv world. Grdina has performed and collaborated with a wide array of field-leading artists including Gary Peacock, Paul Motion, Marc Ribot, Mark Helias, Mats Gustafsson, Hank Roberts, Mark Feldman, Eyvind Kang, Mat Maneri, Christian Lilinger, Matt Mitchell, and Jim Black.
_____SHANE KRAUSE & PHIL ALBERT_____
Shane Krause, clarinetist, improvisor has performed with a divers array of musicians including Mats Gustafsson, Anthony Braxton, Peter Evans. Shane is constantly involving with improvisers locally and continues to create adventure in his playing.
Bassist, Phill Albert works in many musical styles and has performed with Canada's finest musicians from traditional swing based improvisation, to contemporary avant-garde. Hailing from Salt Spring Island Phill is a sought after professional that has performed with many Canada's finest musicians and who has played on numerous sessions.
We are happy to announce that Vinyl Envy is back to hosting live music on our stage!!
With the help of FACTOR and Creative BC from Sept 17th we welcome a weekly lineup of stellar artists to our intimate record store and stage.
Here's the nuts and bolts of it...
We are operating within the guidelines of Step 3 of the B.C Restart Plan.
Because of this our capacity right now is limited to 30. We will be selling tickets in pairs only. The tickets are seated and safely distanced so bring a friend from your bubble.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance through the Eventbrite link on the Facebook event page. If tickets remain they will be available at the door on the night of the show.
Seat allocation is first come first serve. You decide where you wish to sit.
We also have a private patio/smoking area at the side of our building for you to use.
Vaccine check at the door? Yes. We need to play by the PHO rules, no exceptions.
Masks are not required to be worn when seated but please wear one all other times. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the door.
There will be sanitization of all high-contact surfaces before and after events and sanitization of high-contact surfaces that are used by multiple parties (bathroom, door handles etc) while events are in progress.
We want to ensure that all our guests are comfortable in our space and that you are aware of what to expect ahead of time. It's a small space where everyone needs to feel safe.
Thank you for your support and understanding and can't wait to see y'all!!