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  • Merge 1305 Powell Street Vancouver, BC, V5L 1G8 Canada (map)

Merge presents two fantastic ensembles on Friday, November 9th! Hope you'll come listen and hang! Read on for more info.

Houle/Meger/Sorbara Trio & Sparklepants! 

Doors at 9pm
Music at 9:30pm-ish
1305 Powell St. (upstairs) 

Houle/Meger/Sorbara Trio

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. 


Sparklepants pretty much speaks for itself. Ron Samworth on guitar, Meredith Bates on violin, Tommy Babin on bass, and Joe Sorbara on drums have a great time playing original material by the band members fused with improvisation. 


Merge is grateful to be presenting music on the unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Earlier Event: October 26
Trio with Gerry Hemingway & Kris Davis
Later Event: November 21
Mixtophonics #6