ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
BRISHEN recreates the magic of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France for an unforgettable musical experience. Be prepared to be wowed with sizzling hot, world-class Gypsy Jazz music performed with incredible virtuosity and soul.
"QUINN BACHAND is one of those musicians so precociously talented it doesn’t seem fair to others. He started playing classical violin at four, picked up guitar at 10, quickly mastered a range of swing styles from Django Reinhardt’s manouche gypsy-jazz to traditional Scottish and Irish reels, and when barely in his teens was accompanying Ashley MacIsaac and touring the antipodes with him. Now he fronts his own gypsy jazz quartet, Brishen, with ace fiddler Richard Moody, and brings it to the St James Hall on Friday (November 29) for a self-titled debut release party..." So says this week's Georgia Straight.
Without doubt we have one of the country's most prodigiously gfted guitarists playing at The Rogue on Friday Nov 29. He'll also play some banjo - the instrument that Django Reinhardt first learned to play when he was even younger than Quinn. Brishen made their Rogue debut at this year's April In Paris festival. Their debut CD came out a few weeks ago. With Joey Smith on bass and Reuben Wier on rhythm guitar they have a superb rhythm section. Add to that Quinn's incredible fretwork and the sublime fiddle / viola of Richard Moody (who is also a member of The Bills - and brother of the delightful Ruth Moody, who graced our stage a few months back.) Just to make it an even more exciting prospect, they will be joined by Victoria's Maureen Washington - one of the capitol city's most popular blues and jazz vocalists. It's going to be a great night!