Itamar Erez Quartet Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:30 PM PDT
Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:30 PM PDT
Itamar Erez Quartet
Thursday, March 14, 2024 @ 7:30 pm in the Muriel Griffiths Room at The Bailey Theatre, Trail BC
Single tickets are $22. Or buy a 6-show Jazz at the Griff Series pass for $110. Passes available only by visiting or calling the box office 250-368-9669.
**NEW Buy a 2023-24 Patron Membership for $25 and get 20% OFF all Trail Arts Council presentations! More details here. https://tickets.trail-arts.com/TheatreManager/1/login?pass=0.
The Jazz at the Griff series brings you theItamar Erez Quartet. Enjoy the jazz club vibe as you savour a glass of wine in a setting that is up close and personal with the band.
Itamar Erez is an internationally renowned composer, guitarist, and pianist, who blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz, and the passion of flamenco, to create a unique sound. Erez received the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the prestigious 2014 Landau Prize. The quartet also features John Nicholson (sax), Jeff Gammon (bass), and Kevin Romain (drums).
Itamar has released 5 abums so far. Two with his quartet The Adama Ensemble’s “Desert Song” (2006) & “Hommage” (2010) and a duet collaboration with Yshai Afterman (percussion), and special guest Antonio Serrano (harmonica) called “New Dawn” (2013). His first solo album “Mi Alegria” was released in June 2019 and has received raving reviews, both nationally and internationally, including a nomination for the 2020 Instrumental Artist of the Year Award from the Canadian Folk Music Awards. His most recent album "May Song" was released in Oct 2022.
Itamar has performed throughout the world including at The Barbican Hall (London UK), Sydney Opera (Sydney, Australia), the Jerusalem Jazz Festival (Israel), Oman Opera House, The Megaron (Athens, Greece), Schauspiel Leipzig (Germany), Amsterdam Jewish Music Festival (Holland), the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall (NY), and others. As a composer, Itamar has written for various chamber ensembles and groups (such as the Sound Of Dragon Ensemble), as well as numerous pieces for the classical guitar. Compositions such as “Yahli’s Lullaby”, “Morning Song”, “Choro for Lulo” & “Choro Sentimental” are often played by concert guitarists in recitals.
Learn more at https://www.itamarerez.com/
"A showcase of stunning musicianship" - Vancouver Sun
"The music really catches fire...Erez stretches out, using his impressive instrumental technique to great effect..." - Songlines Magazine
Single tickets are $22. Or buy a 6-show series pass for Jazz at the Griff for only $110. Only 100 tickets available to Griff shows. **NEW 2023-24 Patron Membership for $25 and get 20% OFF all Trail Arts Council presentations! More details here. https://tickets.trail-arts.com/TheatreManager/1/login?pass=0.
All individual tickets available online at tickets.trail-arts.com, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave, Trail. Jazz Series passes are available ONLY by calling or visiting the Box Office.
Licensed Event. Seats for all Griff performances are general admission. Two 45 minute sets with a 15 minute intermission. Groups of 4 can reserve a table by contacting the Box Office in advance.
On-line ticket sales end 3 hours before show time (4:30 pm). When available, tickets can be purchased at the door. Griff doors at 7 pm. Show at 7:30 pm.
The Jazz at the Griff series is made possible thanks to funding from McEwan Law, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
Shows in the Jazz at The Griff series include:
James Brown and Dave Restivo - Thursday, October 26, 7:30 pm Composer and guitarist James Brown returns to BC to present a series of concerts with the Juno award winning pianist Dave Restivo. The duo will interpret new and previously recorded compositions from Brown’s catalogue including music from their 2021 Koerner Hall premiere of the “Mosley Street Suite” and Brown’s 2022 release “Song Within the Story”. Guest artists are Rob Fahie on bass, and Joel Fountain on drums.
Rick Lingard Quintet - Thursday, November 30, 7:30 pm The Rick Lingard Quintet features Rick Lingard as lead vocalist and saxophonist, Juno award-winner Mike Rud on guitar, award-winning pianist David Restivo, Tony Ferraro on drums, and Doug Stephenson on bass. The band’s members have played with great artists both locally and internationally.
A Jolly Holiday - Thursday, December 21, 7:30 pm A lively and uplifting set of jazz and show tunes with a sprinkle of Christmas dust on top. Take a journey with Erik Mortimer and Nadine Tremblay as this quartet play some piano solos and sing songs from 1940's onward that are meant to entertain. Playing all covers, they will dazzle you with songs made famous by Peggy Lee, Amy Winehouse, Coco Love Alcorn, Ella, Bing and more.
Melody Diachun Quartet - Thursday, February 15, 7:30 pm A heartwarming evening of soulful melodies with Melody Diachun, a nominee for Jazz Artist of the Year at the 2023 Western Canadian Music Awards. Joining Melody are Doug Stephenson on guitar, Jill McKenna on acoustic bass, and Joel Fountain on drums. Together, they will create a captivating ambiance with a selection of love-themed songs, specially curated for those who understand the true essence of love.
Itamar Erez Quartet - Thursday, March 14, 7:30 pm Itamar Erez is an internationally renowned composer, guitarist, and pianist, who blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz, and the passion of flamenco, to create a unique sound. Erez received the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the prestigious 2014 Landau Prize. The quartet also features John Nicholson (sax), Jeff Gammon (bass), and Kevin Romain (drums).
Fawn Fritzen Quartet Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm Raised on folk, classical, and musical theatre, Fawn Fritzen embodies Canada’s diversity with her mixed cultural roots of Chinese, French, and German, singing in her three ancestral languages as well as English. Joining Fawn are pianist David Restivo, guitarist/bassist, Doug Stephenson, and drummer Tony Ferraro.
Muriel Griffiths Room
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7
Jazz at The Griff Series
This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.