Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
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KAC Spring Concert series presents: The Gin Joints
May 19, 2018 8:00 pm
The Gin Joints will be onstage at Studio 64, taking you back to the era of speakeasies, honky-tonks and roadhouses with a fresh new angle on what became an enduring tradition that has lasted until now and will likely be around for a very long time to come.
Birch Pereira, on upright bass and vocals with his signature “old soul” tenor voice, has been nominated for 2017 Vocalist of the Year in the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear awards. Along with Birch is:
- Jason Goessi on guitar
- Adrian Van Batenburg on drums
- Steve Tressler on saxophone/clarinet
- Ray Larsen on trumpet
The band has featured an ever-growing group of superb musicians based out of Seattle, New Orleans and New York City. Their unique sound can be heard from sit-down dinner theatres to clubs, festivals and dances.
The Gin Joints’ first album, ‘Dream Man’ received the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award forThe band’s debut album, Dream Man, was released independently and received the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for “Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year” in 2016.
Their second album, ‘Western Soul’ features a mix of jazz with a western flair, soul originals, new, stripped-down reinterpretations of old blues, swing and early rock and roll. “I love this album. I love the sound of it. I love the feel of it. I love the idea of it.” (Frank Gutch Jr, of No Depression)
To learn more about the Gin Joints, visit their website at: http://theginjointsband.com/