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Quinn Bachand's Brishen Gypsy Jazz from BC, Rogue Folk Club
Brishen, Romany for ‘bringer of the storm’, is what Quinn Bachand, one of Canada’s most outstanding young musicians, and his band serve up with their original western and euro-gypsy swing homage. With a tight grasp on the music that embraces the swing tradition, Quinn Bachand’s Brishen takes audiences on an inventive quest which, through its technical virtuosity, brings together a spellbinding range of musical history to reinvent the categories of swing jazz, pop and country, celebrating the music of the ‘30s, up to and including the ‘60s. Quinn Bachand’s Brishen creates a space where virtuosity meets vibe, leaving you with a sense of jubilance and nostalgia. The band has toured across Canada, the United States and Europe, performing at major folk, jazz and gypsy jazz festivals. They’ve been nominated for five Canadian Folk Music Awards, two Western Canadian Music Awards and recently won an Independent Music Award in the Jazz category for their latest album, Blue Verdun. https://youtu.be/RGh1MrFVPgc https://www.brishenmusic.com Acclaimed American jazz and bluegrass violinist and roots music expert, Matt Glaser, says: "Welcome to the visionary musical world of Quinn Bachand. I was flabbergasted when I put on this recording for the first time, and you will be too, as you take a journey into the wild imagination of Quinn – a musical world that includes strands of various epochs of pop music, film music, gypsy jazz, western swing,instrumental virtuosity on guitar and violin, storytelling, songs, amazing arrangements, and a dance band sensibility that almost sounds like it came from another planet! So sit back, enjoy and let this amazing music wash over you." The current Brishen line up features Quinn Bachand on lead guitar, violin, banjo and vocals, Reuben Wier on rhythm guitar and vocals, Greg Feingold on upright bass and Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews on saxophone and clarinet. Be prepared to be wowed with sizzling hot, world-class Gypsy Jazz and swing music performed with incredible virtuosity and soul. "He has the depth and maturity to match his unending virtuosity on the guitar." - John Jorgenson "Thrilling virtuosity, while displaying great freshness and originality." - Mojo Magazine Tickets here http://roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts/ev13112920

St James Hall

3214 W 10th · Vancouver, BC

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What we're about

Welcome to one of the most active and varied groups in the Vancouver area - Primarily aimed at the 40+ demographic, everyone is welcome as we are definitely not ageist!

We are a group of like-minded people who want to get out and have fun in a safe, enjoyable environment. The group has grown in membership and range of events since its formation back in 2011 but the ethos remains the same - Inclusiveness, Friendship & Fun.

So whether your new in town, separated from your BFFs or simply want to expand your social circle, this is the premier group in the area for building new friendships and having a great time doing it. Don't worry about coming alone to events as the vast majority are in this situation and hosts will meet and welcome you at the events. It's actually easier to mingle and get to know others this way.

Subscription for the group is $5-$10 depending on your circumstances and we ask you to pay this each year. This can be done by logging into PayPal and sending money to jcoyleroach@gmail.com. Alternately you can pay me directly at an event. Please let me know which you prefer.

We also welcome your suggestions for events and venues, so if you have any ideas contact the Organizers who can then schedule. If you fancy hosting a single event we can make this happen as well and indeed many of our Organisers started in this way.

We do have some asks of our members;

Firstly, that your profile picture is a picture of your face, and that your profile name include your first name. The reasons for this are first and foremost for safety sake, and also to help your new community and event hosts know who you are and build a stronger group of friends.

Secondly, Please only RSVP if you're sure you can attend an event and if you find you can't make it for some reason, please change your RSVP to No. It makes the Event Host's life a lot easier not having to look out for members, and we sometimes have to reserve seats at events. Our reputation as a group or a host can be damaged if we don't fill the seats we have reserved, and as such persistent no-shows will be removed from the group.

Thank you and have fun!!!

Jean (Organizer)

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