Jazz at the Anvil: A Night in New Orleans
Presented by Piva Modern Italian
Featuring Doc Fingers
Everything I play now, have ever played or will ever play all came from New Orleans. It’s a meeting place where black meets white, New World meets the Old World, French meets English. When they meet, they all change, morphing into this new gumbo where everything retains its best qualities and becomes new. This is when the party starts. They created JAZZ, then created the BLUES, then the BLUES got pregnant, and they named the baby ROCK AND ROLL! — Doc Fingers
From the bones of Burbon Street and the sweet sounds of the Mississippi River, New Orleans is one of the birthplaces of jazz. Doc Fingers (known simply as Doc) will take you in to the heartbeat of this vibrant landscape—just what the Doctor ordered. As one of the predominant piano players, Doc can tickle the keys like no other. He has played with titans such as Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Mississippi John Hurt and Lee Oscar, to name a few.
This show will be full swing and boogie-woogie; exactly what the Doctor ordered.
Piva Presents: Jazz at the Anvil
A new and exciting jazz series is coming to New Westminster! Starting September 2022, and running through to March 2023, Piva Presents: Jazz at the Anvil is bringing together some of the very best musical talent Vancouver has to offer. The goal of these shows is to not only elevate the appreciation of music and tell the story of jazz, but also to engage, strengthen, and amplify arts in the community.
With new takes and nods to classic artists, like Dave Brubeck and Ella Fitzgerald, and arrangements inspired by warm nights in New Orleans and Havana, these shows will move you in new ways and welcome you in to the rich world of jazz.
The proceeds from each show will be given to the music department at New West Secondary School, to enrich the lives of the students and provide new opportunities for them to explore the music in their heart.