Jazz at the Anvil: A Night in Rio
Presented by Piva Modern Italian
Featuring Tom Keenlyside
I’ve spent time in Rio, playing with truly great Brazilian musicians who play with passion and immense amounts of fun. Brazil has a vast and varied music culture, from the ‘saudade’ of bossa nova to the unbridled joy of ‘samba’. It’s always invigorating to perform this wonderful and challenging music, and a pleasure to play it with these excellent musicians. – Tom Keenlyside
Inspired by the stunning landscape and warm romance of a Rio night, this evening led by Tom Keenlyside will have you swaying like a tree in the breeze. Tom is a JUNO Award winner and nominee, with a star on the BC Entertainment Walk of Fame. His arrangement will aim to capture the magic of Rio and its beautiful vistas—you’ll feel like you walking in to a dream.
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.