Jazz at the Anvil: A Night of Dave Brubeck
Presented by Piva Modern Italian
Featuring Tom Keenlyside
The music of Dave Brubeck has had an enormous impact on my life. ‘Time Out’ was one of my first exposures to jazz, and its rich complexity, plus the pure poetry of Paul Desmond’s saxophone helped lure me into my lifelong journey in music. Dave’s constant explorations of the jazz firmament have been, in so many different ways, inspiring to me. ‘Time Out’ remains an American musical masterpiece. — Tom Keenlyside
As one of the foremost exponents of “cool jazz,” Dave Brubeck composed some notable jazz standards, employing his unusual time signatures and contrasting rhythms, meters and tonalities. It’s only fitting that Juno award winning jazz musician, Tom Keenleyside, brings this music to life in new and exciting ways. Tom, alongside a phenomenal group of players, will explore the collected works of Dave’s American masterpieces and add his own flavour to these jazz classics.
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.