Daniel Lapp Quartet
The Georgia Straight Jazz Society is proud to host the
The Show begins at 7:30 and the seating is limited in this intimate comfortable setting.
Daniel Lapp is a household name in British Columbian music circles. Hugh Fraser is a legend in the international jazz scene. Put the two of them together on a Courtenay stage, add top-drawer drummer Josh Dixon and brilliant bassist Ken Lister, and you’ve got a bit of magic. The Georgia Straight Jazz Society presents the Daniel Lapp Quartet in concert on Sunday October 17th, 7:30 pm at the Elks’ Hall.
Daniel Lapp has been an innovator, mentor, and staple of the west coast music scene for over 20 years. Perhaps best known for his work on the fiddle (including an attention-grabbing turn at the 2010 Olympics Opening Ceremonies), he is equally adept on trumpet and vocals. When he puts his skills to work in the jazz genre, the listener is reminded of the soulful delivery and exquisite phrasing of Chet Baker. The Daniel Lapp Quartet plays many of the hits from Chet’s recordings, including “My Funny Valentine” and “Let’s Get Lost”. Visit daniellapp.com
Native Victorian Hugh Fraser really needs no introduction in the Comox Valley, after his decade-long affiliation with the CYMC Jazz Music Program. He is recognized world-wide for his work in jazz music performance, arranging, composition, and education. He founded the Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation (VEJI) in 1980, and formed the Hugh Fraser Quintet in 1986. The Quintet tours Europe, North and South America yearly. Named Canadian Trombonist of the Year by the National Jazz Awards four times between 1996 and 2008, he is also a brilliant pianist, and will be focusing on the piano for this appearance with the Daniel Lapp Quartet. Visit hughfraser.com
Ken Lister has been playing jazz bass professionally since 1983. He is a member of the Hugh Fraser Quintet and VEJI, as well as performing in a trio format with legendary jazz guitarist Pat Coleman. In addition to fronting his own sextet, he has performed with many other jazz greats including Slide Hampton, Chucho Valdes, Kenny Wheeler, Herb Ellis, and P.J. Perry. Visit kenlister.com
Josh Dixon is another Victoria native. He started drumming at age three and continued to follow that passion on a route that lead him first to New York City, then New Orleans, and ultimately back to Vancouver Island. He has played with jazz music’s top names, including Herb Ellis, Roy Hargrove, and Kurt Rosenwinkle, and he continues to perform, record and teach in Victoria.