Fri. October 6th 8pm doors at 6pm (All Ages)
Legacy Jazz Series is proud to present internationally-acclaimed Canadian jazz saxophonist Mike Allen and his quartet in concert:
The Mike Allen Quartet (with Miles Black-piano, Steve Holy-bass and Dave Robbins-drums) will be performing new and vintage compositions by Canadian jazz guitarist Sonny Greenwich as well as new compositions by Allen and his bandmates. This performance is part of a broader tour of shows on Vancouver Island from Sept 29 to Oct 8 which includes stops in Cumberland, Mill Bay, Nanaimo, Parksville and Gabriola Island. Mike's band will be heading into the studio to record later this fall; the new album entitled Mike Allen Quartet: Celebrating Sonny Greenwich is scheduled for release in early 2018.
About Sonny Greenwich: Known for his uplifting, over-driven guitar solos, Sonny Greenwich is a legend in Canadian Jazz, a member of the Order Of Canada and a multiple time recipient of Jazz Guitarist of the Year (Jazz Report Awards). From 1990 to 2000 Mike was a member of Sonny’s band, recording several CBC radio programs and two full-length albums, Fragments Of A Memory (Cornerstone) and Standard Idioms (Kleo) which was nominated for both JUNO and FELIX jazz awards. They also performed sold-out jazz festival concerts and club shows in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa. Mike says of Sonny "since the beginning he has been my primary musical inspiration. I consider him my Miles Davis and I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from him in such a personal way. I was especially honoured to be the first saxophonist asked to join his band since the mid 1970s. Our friendship and artistic connection continues to get stronger by the day”.
Mike Allen Quartet
The Mike Allen Quartet has been together since the mid-2000s and is currently the in-residence jazz quartet of the jazz studies program at Western Washington University in Bellingham WA. Performing weekly for the past year, the quartet has developed a broad repertoire of standard and original material featuring the stunning singing of bassist Adam ... more info
Miles Black (Jazz)
Miles Black has been performing professionally since 1980, and has played with many of the jazz greats around the world. He is featured on many albums. more info