Fawn Fritzen Quartet Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7:30 PM PDT
Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7:30 PM PDT
Fawn Fritzen Quartet
Thursday, April 18, 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 the Fawn Fritzen 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.
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.
"Fawn Fritzen takes the jazz vocal to another level..." - Memphis Marty, The Jazz Music Blog
Fawn Fritzen once disdained the label “feminist”, but time and experience reshaped her thinking. Reflecting on the crucial role of music in shaping society, her songwriting draws on themes of feminism, failure, conflict, and connection. Fawn embodies Canada’s diversity with her mixed cultural roots of Chinese, French, and German, and she performs in four languages. With a powerful belter's voice, she will growl out some gritty blues, then follow it with a tender ballad imbued with delicate nuance. Fawn's eclectic shows combine beloved jazz standards alongside originals, blending elements of roots and gospel into her singing, layered with candid storytelling. Fawn has two studio albums under her belt, and is the winner of the 2014 Julian Award of Excellence for Emerging Jazz Artists.
David Restivo is a JUNO award-winning pianist and composer, and the newest addition to Selkirk Music School faculty. Born in Lansing, Michigan, molded by the mountains and coasts of New England, and based primarily in Toronto since 1982, he has been a sought-after and influential figure in Canada’s jazz community since the late 1980s. Well-known for his work with Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass, the Mike Murley Quintet, and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan, Restivo has performed and recorded with such renowned artists as Dave Holland, Curtis Fuller, Mel Torme, Kenny Wheeler, Jon Hendricks, and David Clayton-Thomas. As musical and life partners, Fawn and David have a special and heart-warming chemistry in their duo shows.
Doug Stephenson has been an integral member of Western Canada's music community for over thirty years. The Calgary native is a guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and producer. He has performed with a wide range of artists including Melody Diachun, Charlie Rouse, Bob Murphy, Les McCann, Jay Thomas, John Stowell, Tommy Banks, P.J. Perry, Altered Laws, Barry Romberg, Bob Brough, Campbell Ryga, and Blues legend Big Miller.
Tony Ferraro is a diverse, musical drummer that is at home with all styles of music. After achieving Percussionist of the Year at Humber College in Toronto, his desire to immerse himself into many different genres has led his musical journey in a variety of directions. Whether playing rock with Juno Award winning Idle Eyes, Classic Canadian rockers Trooper, and The Spoons, or laying down the cultural grooves of Alpha Ya Ya Diallo, Elizabeth Shepherd, Michael Occhipinti, Melody Diachun, or Argentinian pianist Gabriel Palatchi, Tony is an exciting player to hear and to watch, always bringing his passion and intensity to the music he is performing.
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 45-50 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.