Come see what the jazz cognoscenti in Vancouver are buzzing about!
This Thursday at 7 pm, Ten Ten Tapas will feature Gabriel Mark Hasselbach with his funky and smooth brand of trumpet, flugelhorn, and flute.....
Special guests include the fleet-fingered Adam Rohrlick on guitar and LJ Mounteney rocking the mic. Others will surely join the fray, as sit-ins are welcome. Come and play and they'll buy you a beer, plus there is 15% off for VMA members.... great ribs, bevies, and vibe!
Beat the Valentine's crush, and celebrate a day early! Ten Ten is easy to find, right on the seawall near the Aquatic Centre at 1000 Beach Ave.
Hear songs from Gabriel's latest album including his latest charting single 'Ready When You Are'
I was updating my bio and I saw Nikki Yanofsky's name there in my list of past collaborations, and it occurred to me that I had not heard from her in a while. She is an extremely talented young gal in her early teens that made her name (at 15) singing in a big band style with a strong nod to Ella Fitzgerald. Man, she is good, and boy can she scat!!!
I had the chance to play with her for a few concerts including the Vancouver International Jazz Fest a couple years ago, and she was quite the hit. Her new album was being produced by Phil Ramone, but I believe his untimely death sidetracked that.
She was faced with a dilemma- she was tremendously skilled in a music style that was already 60 years old. What's a girl to do to remain relevant and not get pigeonholed?
Nikki is managed by her parents, and they seem to be pretty sweet and well grounded, so in her best interest, her schooling was not neglected and a new musical game plan was devised.
I am not privvy to the inner workings of her life but was pleasantly surprised to see her new video. She pays homage to her mentor Q, and has started down a fun musical path recently mined by artists such as Duffy, Jully Black, and Amy Winehouse. She does get some scatting in, so I am sure she has a real bright future ahead with her new direction......
The band (left to right): Stephen Maxwell (guitar), Aubrey Logan (trombone), Andy Kautz (saxophone), Will Wells (piano), Herbie Hancock (jazz legend), Nikki Yanofsky (vocals and songs), Harry the poodle, Quincy Jones (executive producer), Evan Coniglio (bass), Niv Toar (trumpet) and Al Cleveland III (drums)
The Federation has now confirmed that after 17 hit seasons with Dancing With The Stars, one of the world's most popular TV programs, the DWTS Big Band has been fired. ABC/Disney says the group, comprised of 28 talented musicians, singers, arrangers and copyists, will be replaced by pre-existing sound recordings and a "small electronic band” to "attract a younger viewer demographic.
We are in contact with ABC/Disney executives in an attempt to stop these unjustifiable and unwarranted actions. You can join with us to push back against this latest attack upon the livelihood and integrity of professional musicians. Please email Candice.A.Ashton@abc.com. Please let her know that you will encourage viewers everywhere to
boycott the show, ABC-TV, and The Walt Disney Company if she follows through on her plan to fire the band.
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Raymond M. Hair, Jr., International President American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada
Vancouver crowds have been large and enthusiastic at Ten Ten Tapas, and the excitement is through the roof!
The jazz is live 5 nights a week (Wed-Sun), with more nights being planned. Soon the fantastic patio will be open, and you can expect afternoon jam sessions to go along with the sunshine and draft beer!
Sunday Jazz Brunch is a real winner with lots of guest performers, but if you are planning on coming down tomorrow Jan 26, hold that thought till the following week- there is major electrical maintenance going on in the whole building and Ten Ten will be closed.
Come try the sumptuous menu items, large portions, and make Ten Ten Tapas your second home!
Easy to find on the Seawalk near the Aquatic Centre ~ just enter through the plaza at 1000 Beach.