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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ITACA Canadian Tour - Ottawa Jazz Festival
Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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


 

You can reach Pumpwerk at
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

Beim Pumpwerk 1
68766 Hockenheim

Phone (office): 06205 - 922625 
Telephone (event management): 06205 - 922629

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Turning Point Ensemble meets Hollenbeck, Nachoff and Houle
Jun
27
to Jun 28

Turning Point Ensemble meets Hollenbeck, Nachoff and Houle

  • Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (LEVEL B2) (map)
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Turning Point Ensemble goes fifth stream in a concert that brings to Vancouver three of the most innovative and influential musicians crossing and eliminating the boundaries between jazz and new music – John Hollenbeck, Quinsin Nachoff and François Houle.

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Grdina/Houle/Loewen/Delbecq European CD release
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Grdina/Houle/Loewen/Delbecq European CD release

 

“The threesome navigated through a wider landscape of sound with meandering lyrical passages, encircling eerie plateaus and sudden about- turns into wild abysses triggering raucous rides and accumulation of sound that went hazy and eventually dissolved, giving leeway to bouncing, hard hitting maneuvers.” —Henning Bolte, All About Jazz, December 2016

 

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Drone Day 2017 // Vancouver
May
16
to May 17

Drone Day 2017 // Vancouver

Quiet City & Vancouver New Music present:

⋆✵✧ GAME OF DRONES ✧✵⋆

Taking inspiration from game pieces by composers like Wolff, Xenakis, and Zorn, our objective will be to create one continuous piece of music over the duration of the event. A roster of local players (both acoustic and electronic) will be assigned random timeslots of 30 minutes in the schedule, with a new player joining or leaving the stage every 15 minutes. 



National Drone Day was initiated in 2004 by Weird Canada: http://droneday.org/

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