Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Itamar Erez Mi Alegria

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Itamar Erez "Mi Alegria" CD launch show: 

Thu. July 11th 7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:00pm (All Ages)$20 Adv/$25 at the Door ($5 discount for Students)

Itamar Erez- guitar, piano
François Houle- clarinet
James Meger- bass
Kevin Romain- drums

Itamar's music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply.
It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own. This award-winning and internationally renowned musician offers a glimpse into his rich and inventive musical universe of original world/jazz in concert this June, accompanied by a who's-who of Vancouver musicianship.
On July11th Itamar will launch his groundbreaking new release and 4th CD “Mi Alegria” at Hermann's in Victoria.
The CD includes stunning new works with collaborating local and international musicians such as:
Francois Houle (clarinet), Hamin Honari (percussion), James Meger (bass), Kevin Romain (drums), Ilan Salem (flute), Dani Benedikt (percussion), and Celso Machado (percussion). 

Itamar's new quartet will be featured in this show: Itamar Erez (guitars & piano), Francois Houle (clarinet), James Meger (bass) and Kevin Romain (drums). http://www.itamarerez.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47vpvg1bmAA

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François Houle & Benoît Delbecq - Reflexions @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Jul
1
12:00 PM12:00

François Houle & Benoît Delbecq - Reflexions @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Excited to reunite with my long time collaborator, the extraordinary French pianist Benoît Delbecq for a one-off performance at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival. For this concert we’ll present new compositions, and revisit works from our recording output, spanning 20+ years of collaborations.

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Gordon Grdina's HARAM
Jun
29
9:00 PM21:00

Gordon Grdina's HARAM

A juggernaut of a band, led by Juno Award winner Gordon Grdina. This band is one of my faves to play with. Why? The energy and the musicianship is unparalleled !!! Check it out for yourself as this 10-piece beast invades The Imperial at Vancouver Jazz Festival!

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ITACA Canadian Tour - Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

ITACA Canadian Tour - Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Generosity, cooperation, connection, and mutual admiration are the essential components—the life blood—of creative music. This is the spirit that brings us a dynamic trans-Atlantic collaboration between Italian composer/improvisers Alessandro Fedrigo bass and saxophonist Nicola Fazzini and their Canadian avant-jazz counterparts François Houle clarinet and Toronto-based drummer Nick Fraser. This new quartet is touring Canada in June, with stops in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

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Houle/Hawkins/Eisenstadt  - HHE Trio Live @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Jun
29
1:30 PM13:30

Houle/Hawkins/Eisenstadt - HHE Trio Live @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival

One of the UK’s fastest rising stars, pianist Alexander Hawkins has worked with Evan Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, and Louis Moholo-Moholo. Drummer Harris Eisenstadt (Anthony Braxton, John Zorn) is among the most versatile and prolific musicians of his generation, while tirelessly inventive Vancouver clarinetist François Houle takes every collaboration into wonderfully unexpected territories.

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ITACA Canadian Tour - Ottawa Jazz Festival
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

ITACA Canadian Tour - Ottawa Jazz Festival

Thrilled to be performing at the National Arts Centre’s 4th Stage! ITACA is a trans-atlantic collaboration between eminent Italian and Canadian musicians in the field of avant-jazz and improvised music.
Their music is dynamic, rhythmic and rich with improvisatory possibilities. Alessandro Fedrigo (bass) and Nicola Fazzini (sax) have performed at the Toronto Jazz Festival with Nick Fraser, and with François Houle at the Vancouver Jazz Festival. Strong from these meetings, these four musicians decided to join forces to form a unique international collaboration. Featuring new works composed especially for this Canadian tour

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ITACA Canadian Tour -  Toronto Jazz Festival
Jun
26
6:45 PM18:45

ITACA Canadian Tour - Toronto Jazz Festival

ITACA is a trans-atlantic collaboration between eminent Italian and Canadian musicians in the field of avant-jazz and improvised music.
Their music is dynamic, rhythmic and rich with improvisatory possibilities. Alessandro Fedrigo (bass) and Nicola Fazzini (sax) have performed at the Toronto Jazz Festival with Nick Fraser, and with François Houle at the Vancouver Jazz Festival.

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Houle/Meger/Sorbara
Nov
9
9:00 PM21:00

Houle/Meger/Sorbara

Houle/Meger/Sorbara is a placeholder name for a new Canadian creative music power trio featuring clarinetist, François Houle, bassist, James Meger, and percussionist, Joe Sorbara. These stalwart sonic adventurers come together to breath life into a diverse book of compositions penned by the trio's members as well as free jazz and experimental music luminaries such as Anthony Braxton and James Carter. 

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Dec
16
8:30 PM20:30

FH with Claus Boesser-Ferrari @ Pumpwerk Hockenheim

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Looking forward to a duo set with Claus Boesser-Ferrari, the last of three performances with him in Germany (see calendar for other performances).

Photo by Wolfgang Roloff

Photo by Wolfgang Roloff


 

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06205-922625
or E-Mail: pumpwerk@pobox.com Order tickets online  or by phone. Tickets are sent by mail with invoice upon request. You can find our ticket sales points

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68766 Hockenheim

Phone (office): 06205 - 922625 
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